Ledgers & Journals

  1. Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock

    When publicly traded businesses decided to buy back some of their outstanding shares, ...
  2. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  3. Financial History: The Evolution Of Accounting

    Follow accounting from its roots in ancient times to the profession we now depend ...
  1. Why is the use of contra accounts so important for maintaining ledgers?

    Examine the role of contra accounts in financial accounting, including several examples of different contra accounts found ...
  2. What are the accounting entries when a company issues a callable bond?

    Learn how callable bonds are treated on balance sheets, and understand why callable bonds often pay investors a premium for ...
  3. How do you calculate credits and debits in the general ledger?

    Know the key points when balancing a ledger and why it's essential to understand the relationship between credits and debits ...
  4. What's the difference between the general ledger and a general journal?

    Keeping records for most organizations require a double-entry bookkeeping system, which revolves around transactions in the ...
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