Accounting entity

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An Accounting Entity is simply an Entity for which accounting records are to be kept.

The main requirements for something to be considered an "accounting entity" are:

  • It can own property the value of which can be measured in financial terms
  • It can incur debts or liabilities which can also be measured in financial terms
  • It can therefore be assigned a value for its net worth or solvency which is the difference between the two

Examples of accounting entities include corporations, clubs, trusts, partnerships and individuals.