Alpha Teach Yourself Bookkeeping in 24 Hours

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Penguin, 2008 - Business & Economics - 349 pages
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Bookkeeping is a key element to running any successful business. To effectively manage a business, you must have accurate knowledge of income and expenses. Consistent, regular bookkeeping is the only way to keep track of this important information. Yet many small businesses often have to leave the bookkeeping to someone on the staff who has no training - perhaps the boss him- or herself. Hence, there is a demand for an easy, but authoritative, how-to on bookkeeping.
 

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The book is laid out in a logical fashion. The text is accessible to the average person but uses terminology familiar to the field of accounting. It provides a handy guide to the terms, functions, and applications of a standard bookkeeping system. Read full review

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Contents

Duties and Responsibilities of Organizing and Managing a Bookkeeping System
1
Bookkeeping Job Titles Duties and Responsibilities
3
Organization and Bank Accounts
17
The Balance Sheet Accounts
33
The Profit Loss Accounts
49
Working Within the Bookkeeping System
63
Procedures for Keeping Accounts Updated and in Balance
75
Cash Receipts and Sales Tax
77
Payroll Tax Reports and Payments
171
Wage Earners and the SelfEmployed
187
Closing the Books Issuing Financial Reports and Gathering Tax Data
199
Closing the Books at the End of the Month
201
Issuing Financial Statements
213
Closing the Books at the End of the Year
227
Individual Tax Returns
245
Business Taxpayers
255

Credit Sales and Customer Information
91
Inventory Control Vendors and Credit Terms
103
Paying the Bills
115
Updating and Balancing the Checkbook
129
Earnings and Taxes for Employees Employers and the SelfEmployed
145
Employees Wages and Taxes
147
Gross Payroll and Deductions
159
Computerized Bookkeeping Programs
265
Adapting the Basics of Bookkeeping to Different Businesses
279
Retail Restaurants and Entertainment Venues
281
Personal and Professional Services
293
Real Estate
301
Finance and Insurance
311
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Carol Costa is a professional writer with a background in accounting, taxes, and real estate. She currently serves as the treasurer of two non-profit organizations and is responsible for all accounting functions. She is the co-author of Alpha Teach Yourself Accounting in 24 Hours and The Complete Idiot s Guide® to Surviving Bankruptcy, and the author of several nonfiction books and novels.

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