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Module 1 Notes

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Module 1 Notes ACG 3074

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These notes cover material covered in the first chapter, including Modules 1.1-1.4 given by Professor Andrews.
Managerial Accounting for Non-majors
Christine Andrews
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Date Created: 01/29/16
Managerial Accounting for Non-Majors Chapter 1 - Accounting and the Business Environment >M1.1 Organizations and Rules (Video Lecture) -Accounting - information system that measures business activities, processes the information into reports, and communicates the results to decision makers Financial Accounting - external decision makers, prepared under structured rules, compared between companies, high level aggregate numbers Managerial Accounting - internal decision makers, decide production levels, part of management within company, disaggregate numbers -Governing Organizations for Accounting 1. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) - privately funded, creates rules and standards govern financial accounting 2. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) - oversees US financial markets Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - rules for recording transactions and preparing financial statements; ensures information useful -relevant - info allows users to make decision -faithfully representative - info is complete, neutral, and free from material error Accounting Assumptions: -Economic Entity Assumption - a business as a separate economic unit (Example: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited-liability company or LLC) -Cost Principle - assets and services should be recorded at actual cost (referred to as historical cost) -Going Concern Assumption - business will remain in operation for a foreseeable future, ensuring the use of existing resources -Monetary Unit Assumption – requires financial statements to be measured in monetary units >M1.2 The Accounting Equation (Video Lecture) Assets = Liabilities + Equity Rule: the accounting equation must ALWAYS equal -Current (when divided between assets/liabilities) account will turn to cash within one year or operating cycle -Assets - something of value that the business owns or has control of, a benefit Current Assets: Cash, Accounts Receivable, Notes Receivable, Inventory, Supplies, Prepaid Rent Long Term Assets: Land, Building, Equipment -Liabilities - debts owed to creditor, something the business owes and represent creditors’ claims on business’s assets Current Liabilites: Accounts Payable, Notes Payable (current), Income Taxes Payable, Unearned Revenue Long Term Liabilities: Long Term Notes Payable, Bonds Payable -Equity - owners’ claims to assets, amount of assets left over after the company has paid its liabilities, company’s net worth [Contributed Capital]: Common Stock, Paid-in-Capital (Treasury Stock) [Earned Capital]: Retained Earnings headings not listed on balance sheet >M1.3 Transactions Analysis -Transaction – any event that affects the financial position of the business and can be measured with faithful representation Step 1: Identify the accounts and the account type. Step 2: Decide if each account increases or decreases. Step 3: Determine if the accounting equation is in balance. *always should be >M1.4 Prepare Financial Statements -financial statements – business documents that are used to communicate information needed to make business decisions 1. Income Statement – reports net income or net loss of business for specific period; lists revenues and expenses, with totals, then net income or loss (Revenues – Expenses = Net Income (Loss) Net Income means total revenues are greater than total expenses Net Loss means total expenses are greater than total revenues 2. Statement of Retained Earnings – reports how the company’s retained earnings balance changed from the beginning to the end of the period; net income (loss) transferred from income statement, dividends subtracted  Retained Earnings (ending balance appears in Stockholders’ Equity of Balance Sheet) 3. Balance Sheet – reports on the assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity of the business as of a specific date; assets listed and totaled, liabilities listed and totaled, stockholders’ equity listed and totaled, liabilities and stockholders’ equity totaled  follows Accounting Equation 4. Statement of Cash Flows – reports on business’s cash receipts and cash payments for a specific period; Operating Activites (current assets and liabilities, cash receipts for services provided and cash payments for expenses paid and net cash totaled), Investing Activities (long-term assets, purchase and sale of land and equipment for cash and net cash totaled), Financing Activities (long-term liability and equity, issuance of stock to stockholders and payment of cash dividends and net cash totaled), cash balance matches cash balance on balance sheet -Summary: 1. Income Statement  Revenues – Expenses 2. Statement of Retained Earnings  Beginning balance + Net Income – Dividends = Ending Balance 3. Balance Sheet  Assets = Liabilities + Equity 4. Statement of Cash Flows  Cash Flows from Operating Activities, Investing Activities, and Financing Activities Equations: Accounting Equation Assets = Liabilities + Equity Stockholders’ Equity Equation Beginning Equity + Common Stock + Net Income (or – Net Loss) – Dividends = Ending Equity Ending Equity – Beginning Equity - Common Stock + Dividends = Net Income (Loss) Net Income Formula Revenues – Expenses = Net Income (Loss)


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