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Three core financial statements Video transcript To see the difference between cash accounting and accrual accounting, I'm going to go through this little example. And first I'm going to account for things using a cash basis of accounting.
And then we'll do it with an accrual basis. And just so you have some context, the cash basis is any time you get cash from a customer, you would count that as revenue.
And any time you have to spend cash, you count that as an expense. And you'll see that that's what most small businesses do, while most slightly more sophisticated businesses would use accrual-based accounting, because that matches up your actual expenses and your revenue a little bit better in each period.
So let's just go through this example, using the cash basis first. And we're going to assume that we start off with no money. This is a cash basis of accounting. Now let's go to Month 2.
The customer's not paying us in that month. So we get no revenue in that period. So it looks like we got no revenue. And so now we've kind of overdrawn our bank balance. Let's go to Month 2. So we've done no catering this month, but we've got a lot of money.
And we had no expenses in that month. Now Month 4, you cater the last customer's event. So this is a cash basis. This is how a lot of businesses run it.
But as you can see, there's a problem here. It looks like our profit is jumping all over the place. Sometimes we're profitable, sometimes we're not.
Even though our business is a little bit steadier than that would seem to imply.This Statement incorporates aspects of the guidance in FASB Concepts Statement No.
7, Using Cash Flow Information and Present Value in Accounting Measurements, as clarified and/or reconsidered in this Statement. This Statement does not revise Concepts Statement 7.
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