Make sense of accounting with these jargon-free guides, templates and resources.

the accounting equation

The Accounting Equation

The accounting equation is at the heart of accounting. It states that fundamental every transaction always has 2 entries to ensure accuracy. Find out more about the accounting equation for different business entities, the expanded version and how it ties up to the balance sheet.

subsidiary ledgers in accounting

Subsidiary Ledgers Explained

Subsidiary ledgers form part of the accounting process when help is needed to keep track of financial information that isn’t recorded in the books of prime entry. In this guide, you’ll find out more about the subsidiary ledgers, the most common types used and how they fit into the accounting process.

what is the general ledger in accounting

What is the General Ledger in Accounting?

The general ledger in accounting is a summary of the financial transactions of a business recorded in the books of prime entry. In a computerised system, it is also referred to as the nominal ledger or the chart of accounts.

what are ledgers in accounting

What are Ledgers in Accounting?

Ledgers in accounting contain summaries of financial information recorded in the books of prime entry. Here’s how they work and an example of what they look like.

petty cash book explained

Petty Cash Book Explained

The petty cash book records what happens with cash in a business. This guide uses an example to discuss why it matters & the imprest system which allows for a cash float to be maintained.

books of prime entry explained

Books of Prime Entry Explained

The books of prime entry are the starting point for summarising important information in accounting. Read this guide to learn why, how to use them and the 6 types of books.