Report Analysis - How to Read the Statements

Net Profit

No other business term is so misunderstood, misstated, misleading or deceiving as the words ‘net profit’.   Accounting defines net profit as the amount earned after all associated costs and expenses are subtracted from the […]

Accounting Concepts and Principles

Various Sets of Accounting Books

Accounting’s primary purpose is to measure economic activity.  There are several different methods to determine the economic value generated in your business each year.  In accounting this is referred to as sets of books.  There […]

Accounting Concepts and Principles

What is Accrual Accounting?

Accrual accounting is the preferred method of accounting for all business operations.  Any publicly traded company must comply with the principles of accrual accounting.  Small business operations can choose between cash and accrual accounting for […]

Finance

Cash Counts

“How are you going to pay for this?” I asked? My client responded, “I still have checks” which meant he didn’t have any cash. He had the ability to write a check but no cash […]

Accounting Concepts and Principles

Accounting Principles

Simply stated, accounting is the measurement of economic activity.  Its primary principle is to report information to the user so that (s)he can make informed decisions.  The primary reporting format is in the form of […]