5 Reasons Why Principles of Accounts
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5 Reasons Why Principles of Accounts

You just finished your final year examinations and are considering your options. The familiar arts (history, literature or geography) and science  (biology, physics and chemistry) Principles of Accounts (POA) sounds so foreign and you’ have heard from friends that it is boring. But there’s more to debits and credits in POA. “’Double-entry bookkeeping’ is one…

Explain the difference between gross profit and net profit
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Explain the difference between gross profit and net profit

Gross Profit is calculated by deducting the cost of goods sold from the net sales figure. The calculation of the gross profit takes place in the trading account. Net Profit – the excess of gross profit over expenditure. it is calculated in the profit and loss account by deducting all business expenditures from the gross…

What Is The Difference Between Accruals And Deferrals?
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What Is The Difference Between Accruals And Deferrals?

Accrual—accrual-basis recognition precedes (leads to) cash receipt/expenditure Revenue—recognition of revenue earned, but not received Expense—recognition of expense incurred, bill not paid Deferral—cash receipt/expenditure precedes (leads to) accrual-basis recognition Revenue—postponement of recognition of revenue; cash is received; but revenue is not earned Expense—postponement of recognition of expense; cash is paid; but expense is not incurred A deferral postpones…

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Revised ICPAS Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

With effect from 1st August 2009, Singapore public accountants must adhere to an enhanced Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. Following ICPAS Council’s approval on 19 May 2009 and in tandem with ACRA’s issuance of its enhanced code today for public accountants and effective from 1 August 2009, members of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants…

Who uses forensic accountants?
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Who uses forensic accountants?

Forensic accounting financial investigative specialists work with financial information for the purpose of conveying complicated issues in a manner that others can easily understand.   While some forensic accountants and forensic accounting specialists are engaged in the public practice of forensic examination, others work in private industry for such entities as banks and insurance companies or…

Accountancy in Singapore
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Accountancy in Singapore

An accountant is a practitioner of accountancy, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers make resource allocation decisions. Accountants are vital business assets. They play a key role in commerce, industry and organizations large and small. Accountants often carry fancy…