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  Balance Sheet - AccountingCrosswords.com
The balance sheet is one of the main financial statements.
The balance sheet reports the amount of assets, liabilities, and stockholders' (or owner's) equity at a specific moment (or point in time).
The balance sheet usually reports assets by classifications such as current assets, investments, property, plant and equipment, and other assets.
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 Making Your Balance Sheet Work for You - June 2001 - Family Practice Management
A balance sheet shows what your practice owns (in accounting terms, your assets), what it owes (your liabilities) and what you have put in it based on your original costs (your net equity, or fund balances if your practice is a nonprofit organization).
A balance sheet shows the assets of a practice and the extent to which those assets were financed with borrowed money and with the owners' money.
The fundamental equation embodied by the balance sheet is this:
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 Balance sheet
The BIS publishes its balance sheet as at 31 March every year in its Annual Report, which provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Bank's balance sheet and profit and loss account.
The BIS balance sheet continued to expand in 2006/07 to reach a financial year-end record at 31 March 2007 of SDR 270.9 billion, a substantial year-on-year increase of SDR 50.8 billion or 23%.
On the liability side, the size of the BIS balance sheet is mainly driven by placements from customers (central banks, monetary authorities and international financial institutions), which constitute the vast majority of total liabilities.
www.bis.org /banking/balsheet.htm   (251 words)

  
 Off-Balance Sheet Financing
On-balance sheet financing is any form of direct debt or equity funding of a firm.
Off-balance sheet financing, by comparison, is any form of funding that avoids placing owners' equity, liabilities or assets on a firm's balance sheet.
When assets and liabilities are moved from one balance sheet to another, the risks associated with those assets and liabilities go with them.
www.riskglossary.com /articles/off_balance_sheet_finance.htm   (766 words)

  
 How to Write a Balance Sheet: Balance Sheet Format and Example
A balance sheet is the last of the three financial reports that are required reading in every business plan, and provides a snapshot view of your business' financial situation at a specific time only.
This means that your balance sheet can differ greatly from day to day, or month to month, although most businesses only need to create a balance sheet once a year.
Balance sheets used in business plans are called pro forma balance sheets, and essentially take the information in the income statement and cash flow projection and compile them into one, easy-to-read document.
entrepreneurs.suite101.com /article.cfm/how_to_write_a_balance_sheet   (506 words)

  
 Term definition: Balance Sheet
The top portion of the balance sheet should list your company's assets in order of liquidity, from most liquid to least liquid.
For the balance sheet, it's the total amount of income to be received that's logged into the books at the close of the fiscal year.
Other assets that appear in the balance sheet are called long-term or fixed assets because they're durable and will last more than one year.
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 Reading The Balance Sheet
A balance sheet, also known as a "statement of financial position", reveals a company's assets, liabilities and owners' equity (net worth).
It is important to note, that a balance sheet is a snapshot of the company’s financial position at a single point in time.
It also can be seen that this balance sheet is in balance where the value of the assets equals the combined value of the liabilities and shareholders’ equity.
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 The Balance Sheet Approach and its Applications at the Fund
By the same token, off-balance sheet activities increase the risk exposure, when they are not used to hedge (taking a position that is negatively correlated to an existing balance sheet risk) but to speculate or, in the particular case of monetary authorities, to support the domestic currency against market pressures.
Staff's analysis of economies' sectoral balance sheets and their potential interaction often has to remain limited, however, owing to the lack of adequate data and other constraints that complicate the real-world application of the balance sheet approach.
Balance sheet analysis should thus be seen as a useful compliment to the range of other approaches the Fund employs in its work.
www.imf.org /external/np/pdr/bal/2003/eng/063003.htm   (5356 words)

  
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Also called a statement of financial position, a balance sheet is a financial "snapshot" of your business at a given date in time.
The accounting equation (assets = liabilities + owner's equity) is the basis for the balance sheet.
The balance sheet is prepared after all adjusting entries are made in the general journal, all journal entries have been posted to the general ledger, the general ledger accounts have been footed to arrive at the period end totals, and an adjusted trial balance is prepared from the general ledger amounts.
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 Balance sheet: balance sheet example, sample balance sheet, balance sheet template
A balance sheet is often described as a "snapshot" of the company's financial condition on a given date.
The net assets shown by the balance sheet equals the third part of the balance sheet, which is known as the shareholders' equity.
The value of the assets in the balance has also been based on the assumption that the business is a going concern, otherwise the break-up value of the assets may be far less than the value in the balance sheet.
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 Balance Sheet - CONTENTS OF THE BALANCE SHEET, BALANCE SHEETS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
A balance sheet is a financial report that provides a summary of a business's position at a given point in time, including its assets (economic resources), its liabilities (financial debts or obligations), and its total or net worth.
A comprehensive, accurate balance sheet can be a valuable tool for the small business owner or entrepreneur seeking to gain a full understanding of his or her operation.
Given the balance sheet's value in providing an overview of a company's financial standing at a given point in time, it is understandably one of the primary financial documents demanded by prospective lenders, investors, and business clients.
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 A Beginner's Guide to the Balance Sheet
Liquidity is shown in the current section of the balance sheet by examining current assets and current liabilities.
Current liabilities are debts to be paid within the period between balance sheets (Table 5.) If the balance sheet is quarterly, the current portion of our liabilities, or $50,000, must be paid within the next quarter.
The balance sheet in Table 8 shows CA of $100,000 and CL of $50,000.
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 Balance Sheet Analysis | How to Read a Balance Sheet
Knowing what is on the balance sheet is crucial to understanding whether or not the company you are investing in is capable of generating real value for shareholders.
It is the balance sheet that can tell you if a company has enough money to continue to fund its own growth or whether it is going to have to take on debt, issue debt, or issue more stock in order to keep on keeping on.
The advantage of the annual balance sheet over the quarterlies is that the annual balance sheet has been double-checked by accountants before it was filed with the SEC.
www.fool.com /school/valuation/howtoreadabalancesheet.htm   (621 words)

  
 Preparing A Balance Sheet
A balance sheet is a documented report of your company's assets and obligations, as well as the residual ownership claims against your equity at any given point in time.
With a properly prepared balance sheet, you can look at a balance sheet at the end of each accounting period and know if your business has more or less value, if your debts are higher or lower, and if your working capital is higher or lower.
The balance sheet also shows the composition of assets and liabilities, the relative proportions of debt and equity financing and the amount of earnings that you have had to retain.
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 Balance Sheet
If the capital assets are of a permanent nature they should be shown in the balance sheet and the expenditure actually incurred thereon omitted from the income and expenditure statement of accounts, an equivalent amount being shown in the balance sheet on the liability side as a part of capital grant.
The balance sheet on 31.3.1959 is to include the assets acquired during all the preceding years also, and not for 1958-59 only.
The balance in hand or in the bank as on 31.3.59 of the main accounts is to be shown in the balance sheet.
www.csir.res.in /csir/external/heads/aboutcsir/governance/rules/volume1/5/1-1.htm   (1579 words)

  
 Balance Sheet - A Financial Management Tool
From the example balance sheet statement, it may be noted that some of the assets are either in the form of cash or can be quickly converted to cash.
Comparing balance sheets between years directs attention to changes that have occurred in the relationship between assets and liabilities and the resulting growth or decline in net worth of the business.
An example of data for a common-size statement is shown in the example balance sheet on page 3, where the individual assets are listed as a percent of the total assets and the individual liabilities and equity are listed as a percent of the total liabilities plus equity.
trmep.tamu.edu /cg/factsheets/rm5-5.html   (1486 words)

  
 Business Basics - The Balance Sheet
Recall that a balance sheet is a financial snapshot which shows the current health of the business as measured in terms of its assets and liabilities.
The balance sheet would be useful to a banker or investor for assessing risk and collateral issues.
An initial start-up balance sheet as well as one for the end of the first few years of operation can be prepared simply by looking at the ending balances at the end of the 12th, 24th, etc months.
www.sfu.ca /~mvolker/biz/balsheet.htm   (2457 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Off-balance-sheet
Balance Sheet Analysis Get expert help on balance sheet analysis on our online directory.
International harmonization of accounting standards, and the question of off-balance sheet treatment.
Balance Testing and Rehab Ideal models for long term care and therapy clinics.
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 ERS/USDA Data - Farm Balance Sheet
The balance sheet includes component accounts for assets, debt, and equity, where equity equals assets minus debt, 1960 to the present.
The disaggregated balance sheets enable users to assess the status and trends of wealth within the farm sector.
Farm balance sheets for the most recent time periods are available (see table).
www.ers.usda.gov /data/farmbalancesheet   (391 words)

  
 Fact Sheet - Cash Balance Pension Plans
In a typical cash balance plan, a participant's account is credited each year with a “pay credit” (such as 5 percent of compensation from his or her employer) and an “interest credit” (either a fixed rate or a variable rate that is linked to an index such as the 1-year U.S. Treasury bill rate).
In many cash balance plans, however, the participant could instead choose (with consent from his or her spouse) to take a lump sum benefit equal to the $100,000 account balance.
Participation in typical cash balance plans generally does not depend on the workers contributing part of their compensation to the plan; however, participation in a 401(k) plan does depend, in whole or in part, on an employee choosing to make a contribution to the plan.
www.dol.gov /ebsa/newsroom/fscashbalanceplans.html   (2929 words)

  
 Balance Sheet
The pro forma Balance Sheet shows assets, liabilities, and capital, which is the financial position of a company at a certain date.
The Balance Sheet is a picture of a business’ assets, liabilities, and capital -- its overall financial picture -- on a given date, at a given time.
In the initial balance, the software recalculates retained earnings (Earnings (or losses) that have been reinvested into the company, not paid out as dividends to the owners) as a plug amount, forcing retained earnings to make sure that assets are always equal to capital plus liabilities.
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 Our Balance Sheet
A balance sheet is usually used for businesses and is basically a financial "snapshot" of the business at any specific date in time.
Having a clear view of your balance sheet can go a long way to helping you budget and it is highly recommended that everyone take the time to gather this information and do the calculations to see where they stand.
I will be looking at our balance sheet and also those of others to help highlight areas that may be of concern for the average person and how using and knowing the numbers of a balance sheet can help.
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 China Balance Sheet - Home page
China: The Balance Sheet, the flagship publication of this project, provides the public and policymakers alike with objective and accessible analysis necessary to have an informed debate and intelligent policy response to the challenge of China’s rise.
The new issue of the China Balance Sheet newsletter was released in April.
A new compendium of papers entitled The Balance Sheet in 2007 and Beyond was released at a conference on May 2 and is available online here.
chinabalancesheet.org   (374 words)

  
 Introduction to the balance sheet
A balance sheet is a statement of the total assets and liabilities of an organisation at a particular date - usually the last date of an accounting period.
The Companies Act requires the balance sheet to be included in the published financial accounts of all limited companies.
A balance sheet does not necessary "value" a company, since assets and liabilities are shown at "historical cost" and some intangible assets (e.g.
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 Financial statement analysis | Balance Sheet Walk
Balance sheet walk demonstrates balance sheet analysis using the relationship of the key financial statements, the income statement, cash flow and balance sheet.
On the balance sheet we can see the cash balance at the start and end of the period.
However, the details of all the cash flows cannot be gleaned from the balance sheet.
www.balancesheetwalk.com   (194 words)

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