Difference between fixed and current assets

Fixed Assets vs Current Assets: What’s the difference?

If you’re new to the balance sheet, understanding each of its components can seem like an overwhelming and complicated ordeal. So, today we’re going to tackle some of the most frequently misunderstood components of the balance sheet, fixed and current assets. First, we’ll break down fixed and current separately and explain their categories, then we’ll draw the differences between the two. 

balance sheet template - money balancing on table

Free Balance Sheet Template – Excel & Google Sheets

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Weighing scaled depicting why a balance sheet needs to balance

Why Does a Balance Sheet Need to Balance?

The balance sheet is packed with financial information crucial to understanding the health of your company. However, for a lot of people, it’s one of the hardest financial statements to get to grips with. Even the most fundamental pillar of the balance sheet, why it needs to balance, eludes many of us.