TopicOff balance sheet items explained.
PostedSun, Aug 11th 2019 05:43 AM
You may be wondering why you, as an individual, may need a personal balance sheet. The answer is that it’s an accurate and timely tool for measuring your financial worth and thinking about what changes you can take to enhance it.
Unlike the income statement, the balance sheet does not report activities over a period of time. The balance sheet is essentially a picture a company’s recourses, debts, and ownership on a given day. This is why the balance sheet is sometimes considered less reliable or less telling of a company’s current financial performance than a profit and loss statement. Annual income statements look at performance over the course of 12 months, where as, the statement of financial position only focuses on the financial position of one day.