The term used in governmental accounting to identify amounts that the governmental unit is authorized to spend for debt repayment, operating activities, and asset acquisition. The appropriations account is a budgetary account that acts as a control account for all budgeted expenditures. More usually, appropriations refer to any funds dedicated to a particular purpose. As like at the beginning of the period, balance of expenditures is entered as the budget amount to the appropriations control account. It has a subsidiary account for each type of expenditure, such as supplies or salaries. The budgeted amount of each type of appropriation is entered as a credit to the corresponding subsidiary account; the budgeted amount of salaries is entered in the salary expenditures subsidiary account. In the mean while the accounting period, the actual amount of expenditures for salaries is entered as a debit to the appropriate subsidiary account. At any point in time the actual amount spent on salaries (the debit balance) can be compared to the budgeted amount (the credit balance).




   Related Questions in Managerial Accounting

©TutorsGlobe All rights reserved 2022-2023.