Departmental Accounting System

Departmental accounting is used by a business to assess the profitability of each of its departments using either the gross profit, contribution, or net profit method.

Departmental Accounting System July 4th, 2018Team
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Sales Return Day Book

The sales return day book is used to record goods returned by customers. The sales return book is not part of the double entry posting and is simply a chronological list of credit notes issued to customers and used to post the accounts receivable and general ledgers.

Sales Return Day Book June 23rd, 2018Team
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Purchases Returns Day Book

The purchase return day book is used to record goods returned to suppliers. The purchase return book is not part of the double entry posting and is simply a chronological list of supplier credit notes used to post the accounts payable and general ledgers.

Purchases Returns Day Book June 5th, 2018Team
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Normal Balance of Accounts

In double entry bookkeeping each account has a normal balance. The normal balance for items on the left hand side of the equation is a debit and the normal balance for items on the right hand side of the equation is a credit.

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Unbalanced Trial Balance Errors

A trial balance will not balance if there are errors in the double entry bookkeeping system, To help find and correct the unbalanced trial balance a number of different shortcut techniques can be applied.

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Bank Transaction Journal Entries

The bank transaction journal entries below act as a quick reference, and set out the most commonly encountered situations when dealing with the double entry posting of banking transactions. In each case the journal entries show the debit and credit account together with a brief narrative.

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Currency Forward Contract – Imports

When a business undertakes import trade with overseas suppliers and makes payment in a foreign currency it needs to try and protect itself from fluctuations in the currency exchange rate. One method of achieving this is to buy the foreign currency using a currency forward contract.

Currency Forward Contract – Imports October 6th, 2017Team
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Foreign Exchange Forward Contract Accounting

When a business undertakes export trade with overseas customers and receives payment in a foreign currency it needs to try and protect itself from fluctuations in the exchange rate. One method of achieving this is to sell the foreign currency using a foreign exchange forward contract.

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Foreign Currency Transaction Bookkeeping

When a business trades overseas either importing from suppliers or exporting to customers, the transactions are normally conducted in a foreign currency. Since the business reports in a different currency it must reflect any exchange gain or loss when accounting for foreign currency transactions.

Foreign Currency Transaction Bookkeeping July 25th, 2017Team
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