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Trading’) all the different items that make up its balance sheet will be continually changing. On our balance sheet chart this means that both the heights of the bars and the heights of the boxes will change. Whatever happens, though, the height of the assets bar will always be the same as the height of the claims bar. As you explain it here, Chris, I think I get it. In fact, it all looks fairly straightforward. I’m pretty sure, though, that I couldn’t go away and draw up SBL’s balance sheet on my own.

Thus, whatever happens, the assets must always equal the claims over the assets. This is the fundamental principle of accounting. We create a balance sheet at a particular date by entering all the transactions the company makes up to that date and then making various adjustments. 2 CHAPTER Creating a balance sheet ● ● ● ● ● Procedure for creating a balance sheet SBL’s balance sheet The different forms of balance sheet Basic concepts of accounting Summary Now you know what a balance sheet is and how to look at one as a chart, we’re ready to set about actually creating one.

The cash box goes up by £15,000 and the trade debtors box down by £15,000. Notice that retained profit is not affected by this transaction. We recognised the profit on the sale of these goods when the goods were delivered (Transaction 7). In this transaction we have merely collected some of the cash from that transaction. 12 In the same way that Sarah sold stock on credit, she also bought £22,000 of stock and other goods on credit. Obviously, these things have to be paid for eventually and, during the first year, £10,000 was paid out to creditors.

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