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Issues in Measuring Profit and Financial Position

My Distance Learning College

Description

The measurement of profit and financial position is not as precise and objective as you may, at first, imagine. In order to prepare the profit and loss account and balance sheet, we have to employ estimates and assumptions. As a result, the portrayal of the financial health of a business can vary according to the particular estimates and assumptions that we make. There are three measurement areas that are critical to the measurement of profit and financial position: depreciation, stock valuation and the problem of bad and doubtful debts. In this course we examine each of these areas in turn.

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

  • Explain the concept of depreciation
  • Explain the main methods of depreciation and make appropriate calculations
  • Explain the various approaches to stock valuation and make appropriate calculations
  • Illustrate how different stock valuation methods impact on the calculation of profit
  • Explain how a business should account for bad and doubtful debts
  • Adjust the financial statements to reflect bad debts and changes in the provision for doubtful debts
  • Discuss the role of subjectivity in the measurement of profit and financial position


Outcomes

Issues in Measuring Profit and Financial Position Certificate

Issues in Measuring Profit and Financial Position Certificate issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.


Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9373
cost $93.00
estimated time to
complete course
20 Hours
course materials
available
365 Days