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CHAPTER 1 · THE ACCOUNTING WORLD Tutorial questions The answers to questions marked with an asterisk may be found in Appendix 4. ’ Discuss. 2 Do you think that auditors should be responsible for detecting fraud? ’ How would you respond to such an assertion? 4* Why should a non-accountant study accounting? 5* Describe two main purposes of accounting. 6* What statutory obligations require the preparation of management accounts in any kind of entity? 7 State briefly the main reasons why a company may employ a team of accountants.

The profit-making sector The profit-making sector is extremely diverse, but it is possible to recognize three major subdivisions. These are (a) the manufacturing sector; (b) the trading sector; and (c) the service sector. 6 Public and private entities The manufacturing sector is involved in purchasing raw materials and component parts, converting (or incorporating) them into finished goods, and then selling them to customers. Examples of manufacturing enterprises include the chemicals, glass, iron and steel, and textile industries.

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