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Our Explanation of Chart of Accounts shows how a typical chart of accounts is organized and examples of possible account numbering. It concludes with a quick review of debits and credits.

Part 1Introduction to Chart of Accounts, Sample Chart of Accounts for a Large Corporation
Part 2Sample Chart of Accounts for a Small Company, At Least Two Accounts for Every Transaction
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