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loans plus layouts- aat level 3 accounts preparation


Hi guys

I have 2 questions in relation to aat level 3 final accounts preparation.

1. They give you trial balance in an exercise. You are supposed to prepare income statement and balance sheet later. There is bank loan in trial balance. They don't tell you if this is long term or short term loan. Therefore it is impossible to classify given loan to current or non current liabilities. How students are supposed to classify bank loan if it is not stated whether a given loan is short term or long term loan?

2. Are students recommended to learn balance sheet layout and profit and loss layout by heart or they give you layout during exam so that you only have to put data into emply cells ?

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Rafa



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rafapak wrote:

Hi guys

I have 2 questions in relation to aat level 3 final accounts preparation.

1. They give you trial balance in an exercise. You are supposed to prepare income statement and balance sheet later. There is bank loan in trial balance. They don't tell you if this is long term or short term loan. Therefore it is impossible to classify given loan to current or non current liabilities. How students are supposed to classify bank loan if it is not stated whether a given loan is short term or long term loan?

2. Are students recommended to learn balance sheet layout and profit and loss layout by heart or they give you layout during exam so that you only have to put data into emply cells ?

Regards

Rafa


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2. If they don't expect it, they should. The structure is not complex and finding elements of the financial statements is not something that you should ever need to think about. Remember that you are studying to learn, not studying just to pass exams.

1. You need to include more information. is it a company or are they self employed? what size business? Those elements are generally clues as to the expected treatment of financial instruments in the question.

HTH,

Shaun.



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thanks Shaun for reply

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rafapak wrote:

Hi guys

I have 2 questions in relation to aat level 3 final accounts preparation.

1. They give you trial balance in an exercise. You are supposed to prepare income statement and balance sheet later. There is bank loan in trial balance. They don't tell you if this is long term or short term loan. Therefore it is impossible to classify given loan to current or non current liabilities. How students are supposed to classify bank loan if it is not stated whether a given loan is short term or long term loan?

2. Are students recommended to learn balance sheet layout and profit and loss layout by heart or they give you layout during exam so that you only have to put data into emply cells ?

Regards

Rafa


1. Thought they gave you the split.

2. Yes you need to learn it. For exam and as Shaun says for the wider learning.



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thanks for reply Joanne

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