[GNC-dev] New balsheet (and P&L report), API considerations, and (slow?) KVP in Account.cpp

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 11:13:32 EDT 2018

Hi Frank,

I would think if the multiple categories of accounts are desired, they 
should be designed in the Chart of Accounts rather than the balance 
sheet. At least this is what I'd design my book as, rather than trying 
to code various formulas in scheme.

I've rendered the same test book multiple ways.



1. according to the house accountant, the 'retained earnings' shouldn't 
be part of balance sheet, right?

2. balsheet-eguile and balsheet-legacy calculate retained earnings 
differently - should these be included???


On 08/08/18 09:57, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote:
> The tables in
> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewinn-_und_Verlustrechnung#Gliederung
> show the grouping for the 3 regions AT (UGB), DE (HGB) and intl (IFRS).
> The latter can be adapted for the less formal US (GAAP). They are shown
> for 2 different methods:
> Period costing Method (Gesamtkostenverfahren) and
> Cost of Sales Method (Umsatzkostenverfahren)
> I have currently no idea, how to get this different forms from the
> report by options.

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