Accounting for Business Syllabus - BBS (TU)

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Course Description

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are to provide the students with in-depth knowledge of accounting required to handle accounting works in the various business situations like partnership, consignment, branch etc. independently. The course further aims at providing knowledge required by the students for advance studies in accounting subject.

Course Description

This course contains various aspects of company accounts i.e. accounting for partnership, consignments, joint ventures, branch, department, containers, professional men, royalty, installment and higher purchase etc.

Unit Contents


Unit 1: Accounting for Partnership : 9 LHs

Concept of partnership; Partnership agreement and status of partners in the absence of partnership deed; Accounting for partnership firm: partner’s capital a/c, fixed and fluctuating capital; Accounting treatment of partner’s salary, interest and drawing; Partner’s loan account; Preparation of profit and loss appropriation account in the book of the firm.

Unit 2: Admission of New Partner : 11 LHs

Concept; Impact of admission: in the profit sharing ratio of the firm, in the revaluation of assets and liabilities, in the value of goodwill of the firm; Re-arrangement of reserve and surplus and accumulated losses of the firm; Re-adjustment of partners capital giving due influence of new admission; Distribution of old profit to old partners; Admission of a partner during an accounting year.

Unit 3: Retirement and Death of a Partner : 15 LHs

Calculation of new profit sharing ratio; Revaluation of assets and liabilities; Adjustment regarding undistributed profits and losses; Adjustment regarding goodwill and capital after retirement; Ascertainment of the due amount to the outgoing partners; Mode of payment to the outgoing partners; Death of a partner; Accounting for Joint life policy; Accounting for insurance premium.

Unit 4: Dissolution of a Partnership Firm and Piecemeal Distribution : 9 LHs

Concept; Closing the books of account and final settlement; Accounting for dissolution: Settlement of partner’s capital accounts when the firm and all the partners are solvent, Settlement of account when a partner is insolvent with or without using the rule of Garner Vs

Murry; Gradual realization and piecemeal distribution: Surplus capital method, Maximum loss method

Unit 5: Accounting for Consignments : 9 LHs

Concept, Difference between consignment and sales; Important terms: Consignment goods sent at invoice price, Consignment expenses, Commission, Valuation of unsold stock, Loss of goods on consignment: Normal loss, Abnormal loss; Interest on consignment; Consignment goods taken over by consignee

Unit 6: Accounting for Joint Ventures : 9 LHs

Meaning, characteristics and features of joint venture; Difference between joint venture and consignment; Difference between joint venture and partnership; Methods of accounting: Without keeping separate set of books, With keeping separate set of books

Unit 7: Accounting for Branch : 11 LHs

Concept and types of branch, Accounting records: Dependent branch, Independent branch; Accounting entries for incorporation of branch transactions in the books of head office and consolidated balance sheets; Accounting treatment of some important adjustments: Normal loss, Abnormal loss, Cash in transit, Goods in transit, Inter branch transactions

Unit 8: Accounting for Department of Activity : 9 LHs

Concept, objectives and types of department; Department trading and profit and loss account; Allocation of expenses; Difference between branch and department; Inter – department transfer

Unit 9: Accounting for Packages or Containers : 9 LHs

Concept, objectives and Importance terms of container; Calculation of missing terms of container; Accounting for types of container: Returnable: with maintaining trading and reserve account, with maintaining trading, reserve and stock account; Non Returnable

Unit 10: Accounting Professional Men : 15 LHs

Concept and techniques in general; Accounting treatment: receipt and payment account , adjustments, income and expenditure account, profit and loss account, household cash statement

Unit 11: Accounting for Royalties : 14 LHs

Concept and modern terms; Accounting treatment with and without maintaining minimum rent account

Unit 12: Accounting for Hire Purchase System : 10 LHs

Concept and objectives of hire purchase system; Calculation of interest, cash price and installment (using analytical table); Accounting treatment: In the book of purchaser : Journal entries, Necessary ledger accounts, In the book of vendor: Journal entries, Necessary ledger accounts

Unit 13: Accounting for Installment System : 10 LHs

Concept and features of installment system; Difference between hire purchase and installment system; Calculation of interest, cash price and installment (using analytical table); Accounting treatment: In the book of purchaser: Journal entries, Necessary ledger accounts, In the book of vendor: Journal entries, Necessary ledger accounts

Project Work : 10 LHs

After the completion of fourth year concentration classes the students shall have to prepare and submit a project work in the area they have specialized. The subject teachers have to discuss with students on possible topics of the project work, availability and sources of literature, availability of data, data collection methods, appropriate tools of data analysis, etc. relevant to the subject.

Text and Reference Books

Suggested Readings:

  • Battliboi, J. R., (2017). Advanced Accounting, Standard Accountancy Publication Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
  • Jain, S. P. & Narang, K. L., (2014), Advanced Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Vol. 11, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi
  • Shukla, Grewal & Gupta, (2017). Advanced Accounting, S. Chand and Co., New Delhi
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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code ACC 251
  • Semester Fourth Year
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 35
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary