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Accounting Cycle:

Learning Objective:

  1. Define and explain accounting cycle.

Accounting cycle refers to a complete sequence of accounting procedures which are required to be repeated in same order during each accounting period. Accounting cycle includes:


First, all transactions should be recorded in the journal or books of original entry known as subsidiary books as and when they take place.


All entries in the journal of books of original entry should be posted to the appropriate ledger accounts to find out at a glance the total effect of all such transactions in a particular account.


Last stage is to prepare the trial balance and final accounts with a view to ascertaining the profit or loss made during a trading period and the financial position of the business of a particular date.


Accounting Cycle

Accounting Cycle


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