Bank account vs assets issue

Wouter van Marle wouter at
Tue Mar 14 10:55:56 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 10:45 -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:

> Wouter van Marle <wouter at> writes:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've a problem calculating assets of my small business properly. The
> > issue at hand: I'm running an office on behalf of another company (not
> > owned by me), and share this with my own company. As I do not have
> > access directly to the money of this other company, I take care of many
> > expenses related to running the office (rent, utilities, coffee,
> > whatnot). Once a month or so I invoice this to the other company.
> >
> > Now the problem is that I can not properly calculate the assets of my
> > own company, and in the same time have a correct bank account. A snippet
> > of my account tree:
> >
> > - Assets
> > 	-- Bank account
> > 		-- Expenses/income my company
> > 		-- Expenses/income other company
> Um, Expenses aren't Assets.  They don't belong here.

In so far: I do this to keep the sums in the bank account separate.
These are sub-bank-accounts actually; so they DO belong there, as
nothing gets charges against the second-level "Bank account". This as if
there are two accounts in one. 

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