Profit Essay by beaniejmyers

An analysis of the definition of profit measurement.
# 64210 | 1,564 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | AU
Published on Feb 28, 2006 in Accounting (Financial) , Accounting (Theory)

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This paper considers the development of the accounting concept of profit. The paper considers the methods of measuring profit under various accounting systems and also analyses how profit is reported under GAAP.

Profit Defined
Capital Maintenance
Determining Profit
Historical Cost Accounting
Current Cost Accounting
Reporting Profit

From the Paper:

"The second measure of capital maintenance is maintenance of physical capital. This measure was born of the belief that there were inherent shortcomings in historical cost accounting and its objective of maintaining money capital. Instead, maintaining intact a monetary measure of wealth, this measure seeks to maintain the operating capacity of the firm, or the purchasing power of its wealth. Maintenance of physical capital is the objective in accounting systems using current costs (Henderson et al., p. 85-7)."

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