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Balance Sheet - Introduction

Level:
GCSE, AS, A-Level
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Last updated 22 Mar 2021

The balance sheet provides a summary of the assets and liabilities of a business. It is a snapshot of those assets at a particular moment in time.

The balance sheet always balances because of the use of "double-entry" bookkeeping to record business transactions.

Every transaction in a business always has two equal effects on the assets and liabilities of a business. Some examples are shown below.

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