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These accounting tutorials, written by an accounting tutor and retired Professor of Accounting are great learning tools that will help you understand each topic. You should read the related chapter in your textbook and attempt some exercises. When you come to a stumbling block, just click on the accounting tutorial that covers your problem area.

They are easy to use. Each accounting tutorial shows you step by step how to get through a typical problem. All you have to do is click your mouse and you move through the tutorial. Go through them as fast or as slow as you want. You are in control.

These accounting tutorials were developed by a former CPA (and accounting tutor) with over 20 years of classroom experience.

The ACCOUNTING CYCLE includes illustrations covering the TABULAR FORMAT, NORMAL BALANCES, RECORDING, POSTING, AND ADJUSTING JOURNAL ENTRIES.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why study accounting?
A. First consider one of the end products of accounting - the financial statements. People read and analyze them and someone must prepare them. There are several levels of accounting personnel needed to get that end product. The first level is the group of people who input the accounting information into a computer. The last level is the group of people who must study the results and add additional comments so the reader has a thorough understanding of the company's results for a period of time.
Other accounting personnel are needed by investors who rely on you to read and interpret the financial statements of a company. There are numerous careers for an accounting graduate. You may be employed in private industry, federal, state, or local governments, a not-for- profit organization, or a public accounting firm.
You may continue your accounting studies, become a CPA and own your own practice.
You may own your own business - plumber, electrician, attorney, retailer - and need to know how to read your own financial statements.

Q. What is an operating cycle?
A. Assume on day one you have an amount of cash. Time passes; events happen; and you end up with a different amount of cash. In business, the events are: purchasing inventory, selling that inventory to customers and collecting the cash from the customers. Or:

Starting amount of cash -> purchase inventory -> Selling -> collecting -> ending amount of cash

Most businesses have an operating cycle of less than one year but a few will have an operating cycle that is greater than one.

Q. What is meant by double entry accounting?
A. Double entry accounting means that every journal entry must change at least two accounts. The entry must have at least one debit and one credit. The entry can have many debits and many credits. The total of all debits must equal the total of all credits. Watch the "Recording" tutorial to see an illustration of an entry.

 

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