Liabilities: Statement of Financial Position / Balance Sheet

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

Liabilities are shown after the Assets section in the Statement of Financial Position/ Balance Sheet. These are financial or legal obligations that an entity may accrue over the course of doing business. Examples of liabilities include: accounts payable, bank loans outstanding and mortgages.


We will dive further into detail about individual liability accounts in later articles.


A sample Statement of Financial Position/ Balance Sheet highlighting the Liability elements, can be found below.

* In ASPE standards, there is no concept of Accumulated and Other Comprehensive Income, so this category will not exist.

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