The Big Three Financial Statements
In This Chapter
As noted in Chapter 1, accounting can be thought of as a means of keeping score within your business. Therefore, financial reports can be thought of as the scorecards for different periods of time.
The financial reports discussed in this chapter—the P&L (or income statement), balance sheet, and statement of cash flows—consolidate transaction information from a variety of accounts in your accounting software. Most programs are already set up to generate ...