In the financial accounting sense of the term, it is not necessary to be able to legally enforce the asset's benefit for qualifying a resource as being an asset, provided the entity can control its use by other means.
The accounting equation relates assets, liabilities, and owner's equity:
Assets = Liabilities + Stockholder's Equity (Owner's Equity)
Assets = liabilities + Capital liabilities = Assets - Capital
Capital = Assets - liabilities
That is, the total value of a firms Assets are always equal to the combined value of its "equity" and "liabilities."
The accounting equation is the mathematical structure of the balance sheet.
Assets are listed on the balance sheet. In a company's balance sheet certain divisions are …show more content…
1. The current assets (other liquid items and cash)
2. The long-term assets (plant, equipment, real estate)
3. The deferred and prepaid assets (expenses (expenditures) for future prices such as insurance policy, interest, rent)
4. The intangible assets (copyrights, good will, trademarks, patents).
The resources with economic value that a person, corporation or nation control or possesses with the expectation that it will furnish future welfare
What is liabilities and types of liabilities and there examples?
Liabilities are money or moneys owed to another individual or company by another. There are two main liability categories, Current Liabilities and Long-Term Liabilities.
Current Liabilities are liabilities that will be paid for in a short amount of time, 12 months or less.
Long-Term Liabilities are liabilities that will take longer than 12 months to pay off.
Two good examples of these are Equipment that a company purchases on account and will pay off in less than six months and large equipment or assets such as land, equipment, buildings, etc, that will take much longer than six months to pay off. Two further examples may be
A POS (point of sale) computer that cost $3,000. The company may