Accounting CAPE Unit 1 A CXC Study Guide

Achieve your Potential

Caribbean Examinations Council

Suitable for:  CAPE Students

Price:  £22.49

ISBN: 978-1408508985
Publication date: 28/10/2011
Paperback: 288 pages
Dimensions: 265x195mm

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Study Guides for CAPE have been developed and written by CXC to provide CAPE candidates in schools and colleges with resource materials to help them prepare for their exams. Matching the topics in the syllabus, the student-friendly structure and content enable students to develop their skills and confidence as they approach the examination.


  • Features of the guides include:
  • Introduction, placing what is to be studied in context
  • Objectives setting out the key points in each section and identifying the specific knowledge and skills to be acquired
  • Examples clearly set out to illustrate a learning point and to guide students to an understanding of the concept being taught. These provide background to Activities
  • Activities, providing opportunities to think as well as do
  • Feedback. This is provided for each Activity and provides insights into what is required to complete any Activity successfully as well as providing suggested answers to support self-study students
  • End test, after each section to ensure that the knowledge and skills identified in the objectives have been acquired. The End Test is accompanied by a feedback section, providing answers.
  • Key points, summarising the concepts that need to be learned and special attention paid to

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Table of Contents

1: The nature and scope of financial accounting
2: Conceptual framework of accounting
3A: Recording financial information
3B: Accounting for changes in shareholders' equity
4: Accounting and administrative controls

5: Forms of business organisations
6: Accounting for changes in ownership structures
7: Financial statements: income statements and balance sheet preparations
8: Preparation of cash flow statements
9: Financial statements analysis
10: Liquidation and receivership