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Accrued Payroll – An Explanation

Accrued payroll is a current liability comprised of four sections. The first is the amount of payroll earned by staff and not yet processed or paid. The second is the dollar value of personal time off accumulated for each employee aggregated into one number. The third consists of payroll taxes owed to the respective governmental authorities and the final section comprises the accumulated benefits payable such as health insurance, retirement contributions, and amounts owed to third parties as deductions from the gross payroll.

Bookkeeping – Complex Entries Expanded (Lesson 66)

07/16/2017

A journal entry with multiple lines of entry affecting several different ledgers (accounts) is commonly referred to as a complex entry.   Many bookkeepers shy away from them as they feel intimidated by the difficulty involved and do not want to [...]

Payroll – Introduction to Basic Concepts

08/12/2014

Payroll is envisioned as the simple employer employee agreement related to compensation for services.  I often think of this as the simple handshake whereby the employer agrees to pay the employee a set rate per hour of work.  This was true a [...]

Current Liabilities Section of the Balance Sheet

12/10/2013

The current liabilities section of the balance sheet identifies those amounts due to third parties within the current year.  These include accounts payable, credit card accounts, accrued payroll, taxes, unearned revenue, deposits and those amounts [...]

Accrued Payroll – An Explanation

04/01/2013

Accrued payroll is a current liability comprised of four sections.  The first is the amount of payroll earned by staff and not yet processed or paid.  The second is the dollar value of personal time off accumulated for each employee aggregated [...]

Create a File Structure for Accounting

01/18/2013

Creating a file structure for accounting is critical for the overall success of the business.  If properly structured, data retrieval and information access add to the overall value of the company.  This article teaches the new business owner how [...]