You will describe elements of the accounting environment and prepare an income statement, balance sheet, and statement of retained earnings.
Imagine you are trying to grow your business by attracting investors, clients, or securing a loan. You’ll need to tell a compelling story that demonstrates your understanding of business finance and the language it speaks—the language of accountants. Accounting is often called the language of business, and rightfully so, because effective business organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help internal and external stakeholders make better decisions. Reporting the results of an organization’s business transactions to these stakeholders requires the preparation of financial reports such as a balance sheet (statement of financial position), retained earnings, and the income statements. Accurate preparations of these statements require essential accounting knowledge and skills.
In this assessment, you are required to:
- Answer questions designed to test your knowledge of the basic accounting environment.
- Prepare income, balance, and retained earnings statements.