July 2018

Cambrige Notes: Preparing a Trial Balance

By |2018-07-25T09:57:34+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Preparing a Trial Balance

  • As already said a trial balance is extracted from the ledger accounts by listing all the credit and debit balances that are in the entity’s books at the end of each trading period.
  • The following steps are involved in the extraction and preparation of a trial […]

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Cambrige Notes: Determining whether an account has a debit or credit balance

By |2018-08-01T07:25:44+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes:Determining whether an account has a debit or credit balance

  • Sometimes in a bid to confuse you during the examination examiners will present you with a jumbled list of balances which might require you to determine whether the accounts should be on the debit side or credit side of the trial balance.
  • […]


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Cambrige Notes: Sales Journal and the Sales Ledger

By |2018-07-25T09:57:33+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

An example of a Sales Day Book showing entries. Image credit vc-doubleentry.co.uk

An example of a Sales Day Book showing entries. Image credit vc-doubleentry.co.uk

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Books of Original Entry: Sales Journal and the Sales Ledger

  • When cash or other payments e.g. Ecocash/Visa/MasterCard is received when […]

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Cambrige Notes: The Cash Book

By |2018-07-25T09:57:33+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cash Book Example. Frank Wood's Business Accounting I

Cash Book Example. Frank Wood’s Business Accounting I

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounts: Books of Original Entry: Cash Book

  • The Cash Book consists of the cash account and the bank account put together in one book.
  • The result is that all monies paid […]

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Cambrige Notes: Cash Book Entries to record Cash Deposited into the Bank

By |2018-07-25T09:57:33+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cash Book Example. Frank Wood's Business Accounting I

Cash Book Example. Frank Wood’s Business Accounting I

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounts: Books of Original Entry: Cash Book Entries to record Cash Deposited into the Bank

  • If a business receives cash from its customers and
  • The cash is later paid into (deposited) […]

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Cambrige Notes: Introduction to the Trading and Profit and Loss Account

By |2018-07-25T09:57:33+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Introduction to the Trading and Profit and Loss Account

  • The profit/loss of a business is calculated by preparing a trading and profit and loss account
  • It is sometimes called only the profit and loss account in error
  • It is also more accurately known as the: Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • It is […]

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Cambrige Notes: Uses and the importance of the Trading and Profit and Loss Account

By |2018-08-05T08:25:57+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Uses and the importance of the Trading and Profit and Loss Account

  • People set up businesses to make a profit
  • Profit is the main objective of most privately owned businesses
  • However a business may fail to make a profit
  • The business may make a loss instead
  • The owners of a business […]

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Cambrige Notes: Terms used in the Trading and Profit and Loss account/Income Statement

By |2018-07-25T09:57:33+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Terms used in the Trading and Profit and Loss account/Income Statement

Gross profit

  • is the excess of sales over the cost of goods sold
  • If the amount of cost of goods sold is more than the amount of sales the result is a gross loss
  • Gross profit is found in the Trading […]

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Cambrige Notes: Sole Trader: Trading and Profit and Loss Account and Capital Accounts

By |2018-07-25T09:57:33+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Terms used in the Trading and Profit and Loss account

  • The Trading and Profit and Loss Account is not balanced off at the end of the trading period
  • This means there are in no corresponding “balance b/d” in the books
  • Instead the Net Profit increases the capital of the owner
  • This […]

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Cambrige Notes: The format of a Simple Trading and Profit and Loss Account/Income Statement

By |2018-07-25T09:57:33+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: The format of a Simple Trading and Profit and Loss Account

The Name of the Business/Proprieter

NB The exact names and types of expenses and other income will vary from business to business you should take your cue from the examination question

Trading and Profit and Loss Account and the Expense […]


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