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Businesses are created with the intention of producing wealth for their owners and profit is a measure of the wealth that has been created during a particular period. Profit is generally considered to be the most important measure of business performance and the amount of profit generated by a business is reported in a profit and loss account.
In this course, we provide an understanding of the nature, form and content of the profit and loss account which is also known as the income statement. We examine the way in which profit is measured, and the way in which basic profit and loss accounts and balance sheets are prepared from a series of business transactions.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the nature and purpose of the profit and loss account
  • set out the basic form of the profit and loss account and explain its relationship with the balance sheet
  • explain the major conventions underpinning the profit and loss account
  • explain the major principles involved in the measurement of profit
  • prepare a profit and loss account and a balance sheet from basic transactions
  • set out profit and loss statements in an appropriate form.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Profit and Loss Account (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Profit and Loss Account (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Introduction to the Profit and Loss Account

1.1 The Measurement of Profit

1.2 Relationship Between Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet

1.3 Forms of Revenue and Expense

1.4 Owners' Capital and the Profit and Loss Account

Section 2: Measurement of Revenues and Expenses

2.1 The Measurement of Profit

2.2 The Matching Convention

2.3 The Accruals Convention

2.4 The Measurement of Expenses

2.5 A More Detailed Illustration

2.6 Practical Implications of Accruals Accounting for the Preparation of Final Accounts

Section 3: Form and Content of Profit and Loss Accounts

3.1 The Profit and Loss Account of Trading Businesses

Summary

Review Activity

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Businesses are created with the intention of producing wealth for their owners and profit is a measure of the wealth that has been created during a particular period. Profit is generally considered to be the most important measure of business performance and the amount of profit generated by a business is reported in a profit and loss account.
In this course, we provide an understanding of the nature, form and content of the profit and loss account which is also known as the income statement. We examine the way in which profit is measured, and the way in which basic profit and loss accounts and balance sheets are prepared from a series of business transactions.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the nature and purpose of the profit and loss account
  • set out the basic form of the profit and loss account and explain its relationship with the balance sheet
  • explain the major conventions underpinning the profit and loss account
  • explain the major principles involved in the measurement of profit
  • prepare a profit and loss account and a balance sheet from basic transactions
  • set out profit and loss statements in an appropriate form.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Profit and Loss Account (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Profit and Loss Account (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Introduction to the Profit and Loss Account

1.1 The Measurement of Profit

1.2 Relationship Between Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet

1.3 Forms of Revenue and Expense

1.4 Owners' Capital and the Profit and Loss Account

Section 2: Measurement of Revenues and Expenses

2.1 The Measurement of Profit

2.2 The Matching Convention

2.3 The Accruals Convention

2.4 The Measurement of Expenses

2.5 A More Detailed Illustration

2.6 Practical Implications of Accruals Accounting for the Preparation of Final Accounts

Section 3: Form and Content of Profit and Loss Accounts

3.1 The Profit and Loss Account of Trading Businesses

Summary

Review Activity

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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