Financial Accounting liabilities
What a company owes.
- Owners' Equity:
Claims of owners against the business.
The basic equation that expresses the relationship of assets and claims on assets is called the accounting equation:
Assets = Liabilities + Owners' Equity
Some basic assets and claims on assets are listed below.
Claims on Assets
Intermediate Term Debt
In other words, the equation illustrates that the assets of the company must equal the claims against the company. Those claims arise from both creditors of the company and owners of the company.
Using the accounting equation, if two of the three components are known, the third can be solved. For instance:
|$200, 000||$50, 000||
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