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James M. Wahlen + 2 others
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How does the balance sheet at the end of an accounting period relate to the other four financial statements?

To determine

State the manner in which the balance sheet at the end of an accounting period relate to the other four financial statements.

Explanation

Balance sheet: This financial statement reports a company’s resources (assets) and claims of creditors (liabilities) and stockholders (stockholders’ equity) over those resources. The resources of the company are assets which include money contributed by stockholders and creditors. Hence, the main elements of the balance sheet are assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity.

“The balance sheet at the end of an accounting period is related to the other four financial statements in the following manner”:

  • The components of the income statement, which is revenues, expenses, gains and losses, and net income, are computed in terms of changes in assets and liabilities...

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