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What does accruing an expense mean?

Accrued expenses are expenses that have occurred but are not yet recorded in the company's general ledger. This means these expenses will not appear on the financial statements unless an adjusting entry is entered prior to issuing the financial statements.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what is an example of an accrued expense?

Accrued expenses are expenses that are incurred in one accounting period but won't be paid until another. Primary examples of accrued expenses are salaries payable and interest payable. The most common forms of accrued revenues recorded on financial statements are interest revenue and accounts receivable.

Also, what is the journal entry for accrued expenses? Usually, an accrued expense journal entry is a debit to an expense account. The debit entry increases your expenses. You also apply a credit to an accrued liabilities account. The credit increases your liabilities.

Also question is, is expense an accrual?

Accrued expense is expense which has been incurred but not yet paid. Expense must be recorded in the accounting period in which it is incurred. Therefore, accrued expense must be recognized in the accounting period in which it occurs rather than in the following period in which it will be paid.

How do expense accruals work?

The accrual basis of accounting states that you must record revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred, not when cash is received or paid. The principle relating to expenses is called the matching principle.

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