Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Disclosure in Accounts

Accounts, Bookkeeping and Payroll can be a burden to small business. This new series of accountant blogs from Nottingham Accounting Solutions aims at making Accounts, Bookkeeping and Payroll a little clearer.

Disclosure in Accounts

Financial statements are the backbone of a complete financial report. In fact, a financial report is not complete if the three primary financial statements are not included. But a financial report is much more than just those statements. A financial report requires disclosures. This term refers to additional information provided in a financial report. Therefore, any comprehensive and ethical financial report must include not only the primary financial statements, but disclosures as well.

The chief executive of a business (usually the CEO in a publicly held corporation) has the primary responsibility to make sure that the financial statements have been prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the financial report provides adequate disclosures. He or she works with the chief financial officer or controller of the business to make sure that the financial report meets the standard of adequate disclosures.
Some common methods of disclosures include:

--Footnotes that provide information about the basic figures. Nearly all financial statements require footnotes to provide additional information for several of the account balances in the financial statements.

--Supplementary financial schedules and tables that provide more details than can be included in the body of the financial statements.

--Other information may be required if the business is a public corporation subject to regulations regarding financial reporting to its stockholders. Other information is voluntary and not strictly required legally or according to GAAP.

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