Accrued liabilities usually referred to those transactions which are incurred by an entity but yet not have been paid or receive an invoice.
There are two types of accrued liabilities i.e. short-term accrued liability and long-term accrued liability. Short term accrued liabilities are daily basis transactions which happen on a regular basis. Long-term accrued liabilities which happen very rarely but for a longer period of time.
Examples: Accrued wages, accrued pension liability, accrued interest on loan payable etc.
Financial accounting is the process of preparing financial reports for both internal and external use of a business. Financial report includes balance sheet, cash flow & income & expense, equity & liability statement.
This kind of report needs at the time of tax filing, company valuation etc.
Trial balance is a way of bookkeeping to ensure all ledger inputs are correct. In trail balance all credit balances entry under credit balance head and debit inputs under ledger balance head. If credit and debit balance found to be identical then we could conclude that there is no error in accounting entries.
Trail balance prepared in a regular period to minimise accounting error. In companies point of view, it’s an important task needs to do regularly. It would help to prepare company’s financial statements with zero error.
Factory overhead is also named as manufacturing overhead. Factory overhead cost is the total operational cost used for production or manufacturing in a factory. It’s not the direct cost associated with raw material and labor. Its also called an indirect cost.
Factory overhead includes in manufacturing cost category.
Bank reconciliation is a process of comparing company’s own financial record with bank record to maintain the accurate figure.
Bank reconciliation is very necessary as it helps to avoid any overdraft payments, duplicate charges etc. Double entry bookkeeping is one way to perform reconciliation. Bank reconciliation needs to be prepared for every month. Bank reconciliation is a way of finding errors in bank account and company’s ledger account.
Endowment fund is always held by a non-profit organization as invested capital in this fund need to use for only non-profit works. In endowment fund the principal amount must be retained and earnings from this fund only can use for operational works.
This fund integrated with non-profit organizations like collage, universities, NGO, hospitals, church etc.
It’s the period for which financial statements prepared of an entity. One accounting period consists of 12 months. This time period can be from January to December (calendar year) or April to March (Fiscal Year).
Accounting period varies according to type of business. For example, if a business set forth on February 12 then its first accounting period would be from February 12 to February 28/ 29.
Again, if a business shut down on March 25 then its final accounting period would be from March 1 to March 25. Accounting period pertain to only income and cash flow statements as balance sheet prepared on a specific date.
Dividend is the share of profits of a company / entity with shareholders. After paying to its creditors company can share some or whole profit with its shareholders. Company can also skip paying dividends if it needs funds for reinvestment or any other business work. Company also can decide the date and rate for dividend pay. Normally, dividend paid quarterly and monthly.