Principles of Accounts


Principles of Accounts is a course of study that provides an introduction to the principles and techniques that accountants employ in measuring, processing, evaluating and communicating information about the financial performance and position of a business.

The course in Principles of Accounts helps students to develop an understanding of a range of theoretical and practical techniques used in accounting. It helps to develop skills that should enable them to participate more effectively and responsibly in today’s business environment, to improve the management of personal financial activities, such as, budgeting, savings and investment. In addition, this course prepares students for postsecondary and professional studies in accounting.

The syllabus is arranged in 14 sections consisting of specific objectives and related content.

Section 1 Introduction to Principles of Accounts
Section 2 The Classified Balance Sheet
Section 3 Books of Original Entry
Section 4 Ledgers and the Trial Balance
Section 5 The Preparation and Analysis of Financial Statements of the Sole-trader
Section 6 End of Period Adjustments
Section 7 Control Systems
Section 8 Incomplete Records
Section 9 Accounting for Partnerships
Section 10 Accounting for Corporations (Limited Liability Companies)
Section 11 Accounting for Co-operative Societies
Section 12 Accounting for Non-Trading (Non Profit) Organisations
Section 13 Manufacturing Accounts
Section 14 Payroll Accountin