Accounting for Non-Accounting Students by John R. Dyson

By John R. Dyson

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The basic distinction between such entities reflects who owns them, how they are financed, and what the law requires of them. Sole traders The term ‘sole trader’ is rather misleading for two reasons: (1) ‘sole’ does not necessarily mean that only one person is involved in the entity; and (2) ‘trader’ may also encompass manufacturing and service entities. The term really reflects the ownership of the entity; the main requirement is that only one individual should own the entity. The owner would normally also be the main source of finance and he would be expected to play a reasonably active part in its management.

A) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) assumptions axioms concepts conventions postulates principles procedures. Consider the definitions that you have extracted carefully. Do they all have a similar meaning? Boundary rules In small entities, the owners can probably obtain all the information that they want to know by finding out for themselves. In larger entities this is often impracticable, and so a more formal way of reporting back to the owners has to be devised. However, it would be difficult to inform the owners about literally everything that had happened to the entity.

21 Name one quasi-governmental body. News story quiz Remember the news story at the beginning of this chapter? Go back to that story and reread it before answering the following questions. From mid-2001 onwards the mass media has been full of stories about alleged accounting ‘scandals’. So it is not surprising that the accountancy profession has taken some hard knocks during this period. However, it will perhaps surprise many accountants that their profession appears to be less highly regarded than estate agents and telecom companies.

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