ACC 290: The Four Basic Financial Statements

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Financial Statements Paper Ambar Rivera ACC 290 Stephen Wilson January 24, 2012 The four basic financials statements are balance sheet, income statement, retained earnings statement, and statement of cash flows. The balance sheet shows a picture at a point in time of your business’ assets (owns), and your business‘ liabilities (owes). An income statements reports the business revenues and expenses during a period of time. Presenting a retained earnings statement, indicates how much of the previous income was distributed, and how much was retained in the business to allow future growth. The statement of cash flows contains the information to show where the business obtained cash during a period of time and how that cash was used. The balance sheet indicates any assets and claims to assets at a certain point in time, the claims are…show more content…
Internal users that use the financial statements would be accounting personnel, departments heads, corporate auditors, business unit leaders, and top management. These financial statements provide specific and varying data to all the internal users. For the accounting personnel, the objective is to prepare and present any accurate and complete data according to the norms. Department heads and leaders bring different perspectives to financial issues by undergoing accounting reports. Internal auditors, these accounting reports light on the tools a company uses to comply with all the rules. Finally, top management goes through financial statements to understand the overall situation of the company, and what could be brought to the next competitive level. These internal users all work together to bring achievement and make the company grow in any financial matter

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