Accounting Best Practices (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 16, 2007 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
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Praise for Accounting Best Practices, Fifth Edition

"For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing those all-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look no further than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds of fixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or cost while providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls . . . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is looking to enhance their existing processes, whether due to growth in their business, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, or just as part of their ongoing improvement process."
—Martyn Webster, CPA, Director of FinanceXenoPort, Inc.

"This book is critical to running an efficient and accurate accounting department. The use of RFID technology to track documents is one of many valuable tools in this latest edition. A required read for the demanding accounting manager's role."
—Jason Charet, CPA

"I've used Steve Bragg's Accounting Best Practices books for years as a source of ideas for improvement. Like the previous editions, the Fifth Edition has a number of new, actionable best practices as well as refinements of those ideas reported in previous editions. The books are broad enough in their perspective so that nearly any organization could find ideas that could pay back the cost of the book many times over."
—John Temmerman, Controller Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

"What a great resource! I have been in the accounting field for over twenty years, and I was still able to gain insight into improving processes within my office. Thanks for putting it all in one book!"
—Tina M. Thomas, CPA, CTP, Controller Goodman & Company, LLP

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 How to Use Best Practices
4
Chapter 3 Accounts Payable Best Practices
18
Chapter 4 Billing Best Practices
81
Chapter 5 Budgeting Best Practices
103
Chapter 6 Cash Management Best Practices
129
Chapter 7 Credit and Collections Best Practices
145
Chapter 8 Commissions Best Practices
187
Chapter 12 Financial Statements Best Practices
266
Chapter 13 General Best Practices
295
Chapter 14 General Ledger Best Practices
333
Chapter 15 Internal Auditing Best Practices
352
Chapter 16 Inventory Best Practices1
370
Chapter 17 Payroll Best Practices1
414
Chapter 18 Policies in Support of Best Practices
445
Appendix A Summary of Best Practices
454

Chapter 9 Costing Best Practices
200
Chapter 10 Filing Best Practices
221
Chapter 11 Finance Best Practices
244
Appendix B Supplier Contact Information
471
Index
483
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STEVEN M. BRAGG, CPA, CMA, CIA, CPIM, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine. He has been the two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club, is an avid alpine skier and mountain biker, and is a certified master diver. Mr. Bragg resides in Centennial, Colorado. He is also the author of The Ultimate Accountants' Reference and Design and Maintenance of Accounting Manuals, both from Wiley.

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