Finance / July 19, 2018 / Hanna Hunt
The accounting equation or balance sheet equation forms the building blocks for the entire double entry accounting system. It shows that every asset owned by the company is equal to the claims (liabilities and equity) against the asset. The accounting equation looks like this. Asset = Liabilities + Equity.
For some businesses, like restaurants and some retailers, cash is really cash - currency and paper money. The business takes cash from customers and sometimes pays its bills in cash. Cash businesses have a special issue with keeping track of cash flow, especially since they may not track income unless there are invoices or other paperwork.
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