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How to Correct Accounting Errors

How to Correct Accounting Errors

Swift action must be done as soon as an accounting error has been spotted. To know how to fix and/or correct the mistake that is considered adequate by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), figuring out what kind of error has been committed. In addition, other factors of the error include how it affects the information in the financial statement and if the financial statement offsets the error. Here, we will show the procedures on how to fix an accounting error.

First off, to correct the error and provide the correct data for a financial statement, there are three things you will have to look out for and ask yourself.


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What is Cash Flow Statement (CFS)?

What is Cash Flow Statement (CFS)?

A Cash Flow Statement (CFS), or sometimes called a statement of cash flows, is a financial statement issued by a company that totals its amount of cash as well as cash equivalents going in and out of the company. This Cash Flow Statements (CFS) is often seen as a transparent account of company income and activity, which is why the statement is used by investors to gauge a company’s net cash flow and how the company’s activity brings about income. Though, it is crucial to remember that the definition of cash flow is different than that of net income. This is because net income includes company transactions that may not include cash transfers.


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What is Xero?

What is Xero?

Xero is a special software for accounting and bookkeeping. It was developed to organize the financial data of your business. Xero was specially developed for small businesses. It helps to work with the accounts, to check bank accounts, to manage the expenses, to manage the bookkeeping, to trace the entries and many others. Xero tries to provide a simple decision of bookkeeping problems, especially when we speak about the regular import of bank operations. Xero also includes some side programs, for example, CRM, accrual of salary, and other important program products. Though Xero has a starting price of 19 dollars a week, it includes only five accounts and requires 29 dollars a month if you want to increase the number of accounts. Some versions allow using an unlimited number of users. 


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Cash basis accounting in bookkeeping

Cash basis accounting in bookkeeping

For businesses and organizations, several ways of accounting for income and expenses have been developed and implemented. One of them is the cash accounting method. Most often, it is used by companies that have a small turnover and, consequently, minimal revenue. Let's look at this method in more detail, and for clarity, let's review some examples.


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The difference between expenses and assets

The difference between expenses and assets

The major difference between expenses and assets is that expenses are deducted from income, so they reduce taxable income, but expenses can never be amortized, and assets are not deducted from income, but assets whose value decreases over time can be amortized.

Expenses in the reporting period are money spent or expenses incurred as part of the firm's operating and non-operating activities during a specific reporting period. Expenses are the costs of running a business, where running a business is the sum of actions aimed at making a profit. Expenses can be in the form of actual payments, such as wages or salaries, or as the amortized cost of an asset or a certain amount used from profit, which is also called bad debt. Business related expenses are included in the income statement as deductions from income before income tax is assessed. 


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