Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615



Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
Textbook Problem

Why do some accountants prepare an end-of-period spread sheet?

To determine

Spreadsheet: A spreadsheet is a worksheet. It is used while preparing a financial statement. It is a type of form having multiple columns and it is used in the adjustment process. The use of a worksheet is optional for any organization. A worksheet can neither be considered as a journal nor a part of the general ledger.

To Explain: Why some accountant prepare an end-of-period spreadsheet.


First, a worksheet records the account balances transferred from the adjusted trial balance, which are required to prepare the financial statements for the particular year. In the income statement, it records the expenses account balances in the debit column and revenues account balances in the credit column. Similarly, assets in the debit column and liability and equity accounts in the credit column.

The spreadsheet used by the accountant to understand the impact of adjustments on the financial statements. It is illustrates the flow of accounting information from the unadjusted trial balance into the adjusted trial balance and into the financial statements. For this purpose, some accountant prepare spreadsheet at the end-of-the period.

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