What Is Accounting Anyway?

Some business owners choose to create partnerships or limited liability companies instead of a corporation. A partnership can also be called a firm, and refers to an association of a group of individuals working together in a business or professional practice. While corporations have rigid rules about how they are structured, partnerships and … [Read more...]

A Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, can help you make sure that your small business accounting or individual taxes are accurate and complete. Some businesses are small enough, such as home based businesses, that a Certified Public Accountant is not needed for most accounting tasks. However, there are times when a business or individual should … [Read more...]

Most businesses start out as a small company, owned by one person or by a partnership. The most common type of business when there are multiple owners is a corporation. The law sees a corporation as real, live person. Like an adult, a corporation is treated as a distinct and independent individual who has rights and responsibilities. A … [Read more...]

When you hear the word accountancy, it makes you wonder what accountancy really means. Many people come to a quick conclusion that accountancy is just a word or term to go with accounting. Many people do not realize however, that accountancy is the life of any thriving business and is a necessity within any establishment. Once you understand … [Read more...]

If everyone involved in the process of accounting followed their own system, or no system at all, there's be no way to truly tell whether a company was profitable or not. Most companies follow what are called generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, and there are huge tomes in libraries and bookstores devoted to just this one topic. … [Read more...]

Offices and companies have various activities everyday and that includes accounting. Whether the company is private or government-owned, it still makes use of accounting. Companies, offices, and various organizations or institutions cannot operate successfully without an accounting staff. However, having an accounting staff can get very expensive … [Read more...]

Your accountant plays a very important role in your life. This is why it is important to maintain a good business relationship with your accountant. Here are some things you can do to maintain a proper business relationship with your accountant and how to obtain the best service form your accountant. Make sure that your accountant understands … [Read more...]

Finding a good accountant does not always end up being a simple task. There are so many accountants that seem to appear every year, it is hard to know who to choose to put in charge of your finances. Finding a accountant is a very serious task that is never taken lightly, especially since it involves your business. Here are two simple steps of how … [Read more...]

There is no reason to be afraid of an audit if you have been ethical and truthful in your accounting methods. However, it is best to be prepared for an audit to make sure that it runs smoothly. Different types of audits require different preparation methods. If a business is brought up for an audit by the IRS, there are several things you can do … [Read more...]