Instructions: Simple Accounting Worksheet
Simple Accounting Worksheet for Midwives
Just as you need to keep records and understand the health of your patient in
order to manage her care, you need to understand the financial health of your
midwife practice in order to manage it effectively. The Simple Accounting
Worksheet can be the key to midwives who want to understand status of their
business, make important financial decisions, and plan.
The Simple Accounting Worksheet is for midwives who are preparing, or who
wish to prepare, income statements. Midwives can also prepare a balance sheet
and cash flow statement using the information collected on this worksheet.
Assets: What the business has, the resources that a business uses to
Balance sheet: snapshot of a financial position at one point in time.
Cash Flow Planning: the process of mapping out the inflow and outflows
of your business’s cash over a period of time so as to ensure there is
enough cash available for operations.
Direct Expenses: Those that relate directly to the level of sales, roughly
the same as “variable costs.”
Equity (also known as Capital):
What the business owns.
liabilities, the equity (also known as capital) of a business does not have to
be paid back. It therefore represents the money or assets, which have
been put into the business by the owner to purchase assets and to keep
the business going.
Expenses: Amounts paid by the business for goods and services used in
the process of earning revenue (costs necessary for the business to
generate revenue and remain in operation).
Financial Management: analyzing and reviewing the financial information
of a business so as to make appropriate decisions towards its improved
For those midwives who are just starting out, and who are not planning to create formal financial
statements, the Simple Daily Record may be a good way to start keeping financial records. See
the instructions and Simple Daily Record that are also available on the PSP One website.