RECTIFICATION OF ERRORS
The very purpose of maintaining accounting records is to know the profit made or the loss incurred by a business entity and its financial position at the end of every accounting year. Accuracy is assured only when there are no errors in the books of accounts. To ensure accuracy, errors are identified and rectified. Many business enterprises have shifted from manual accounting to computerised accounting. Yet, errors in accounting are unavoidable. Hence, errors are to be located and rectified to find out the real profit or loss and financial position i.e., assets and liabilities at different periods, usually at the end of each financial year.