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close this bookAccounting for the Microbusiness - A Teaching Manual (Peace Corps, 1975, 105 p.)
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close this folderThe system
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View the documentThe preliminary interview
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View the documentInstallation of the system
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View the documentMonth end financial statements
View the documentAnalysis
View the documentThe financial statements
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View the documentThe object of accounting
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View the documentDefinition of debit and credit
View the documentThe evolution of debit and credit
View the documentTransactions
View the documentCash voucher
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View the documentDiagram of the system
View the documentCash book
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View the documentCash transactions
View the documentCredit sales book
View the documentCredit purchases book
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View the documentPayments
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View the documentBook of accounts: Title of account pages
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View the documentGuide to financial statement elaboration
View the documentUniterrupted working capital flow
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View the documentInventory control - page examples
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Lesson # 1


To explain:
a) The reasons for accounting
b) Balance Sheet. Profit and Loss Statement, and the Trial Balance.


Bulletin Board Aids: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Handout Aids: 3, 6, 8 9


The following is a detailed outline presenting the oral lesson:


Aid 2. What is the object of Accounting? Discussion.

1.1 "The object of accounting is to collect the transactions, to organize and register them and to present them in a way that facilitates analysis "

1.2 "The presentation that facilitates analysis takes the form of the Balance Sheet and the Profit and Loss Statements.'


Aid 3. What is the Balance Statement? Discussion

2.1 "The Balance Statement represents the financial condition of a company in $ on a particular day. "

2.2 Explain every account especially cash on hand, inventory, investments, fixed assets, current liabilities and capital. For example: "Investments are funds of the company invested outside the business. "

2.3 Aids 4, 5. Explain: Assets - Liabilities = Capital.
Assets = What the company has
Liabilities = What the company owes,
Capital = What remains after paying deb or your investment in the company.


Aid 6. What is a Profit and Loss Statement? Discussion.

3.1 It is the application of costs to sales during a given period of time to determine profitability.

3.2 Aid 7. Explain each account. Concentrate on Cost of Goods Sold.


Aid 8. What is a Trial Balance?

4.1 "It is an organizational tool comprised of all the company's accounts taken from both the Balance and Income Statements It is proof that all transactions have been properly recorded.

4.2 Do not explain it further as it will only confuse the student.


Aid 9. Hand out the "Initiation Sheet".

5.1 It is the information needed to start an accounting system.

5.2 Assign the "Fixed Assets List and Values" for the next class.