Accounting cycle

By : Michael Martin

The 8 Steps of the Accounting Cycle

1. Analyze Transactions- Determine the transaction amount, which accounts are affected, and in which direction.
2. Journalize- The transaction is recorded in the journal as a debit and a credit
3. Post- The journal entries are transferred to the appropriate T-accounts in the ledger
4. Prepare Work Sheet-
5. Prepare Financial Statements-
6. Journalize Adjusting and Closing Entries-
7. Post Adjusting and Closing Entries-
8. Prepare Post-Closing Trial Balance-

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