Bookkeeping Essentials: How to Succeed as a Bookkeeper

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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The handy problem-solver with helpful information for today's busy bookkeepers

Bookkeeping Essentials: How to Succeed as a Bookkeeper is the handy problem-solver that gives today's busy bookkeepers and accountants the helpful information they need in a quick-reference format. Whether in public practice or private industry, professionals will always have this reliable reference tool at their fingertips.

  • Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for analyzing, evaluating, and solving the day-to-day problems every accountant faces
  • Helps bookkeepers and accountants quickly pinpoint what to look for, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it
  • Offers hundreds of explanations supported by a multitude of examples, tables, charts, and ratios

Filled with dozens of accounting best practices, Bookkeeping Essentials is a powerful companion for the ever-changing world of today's accountant and bookkeeper.

 

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Contents

THE BASIC OF BOOKKEEPING
1
Bookkeeping Basics
3
Chart of Accounts
15
3 General Ledger and Subledgers
29
DAILY ACTIVITIES
37
Payroll
39
Purchasing and Payments
79
Billing and Collections
99
CREATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
173
The Trial Balance
175
Closing the Books
185
Balance Sheet
193
Income Statement
205
CONTROLS
219
Budgeting
221
Control Systems
247

Cash Management
121
Inventory
135
9 Fixed Assets
155
Debt Accounting
169
OTHER TOPICS
265
17 Record Keeping
267
Cost Reduction Opportunities
277
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Steven M. Bragg, CPA, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and an auditor at Deloitte. He is the author of over forty books primarily targeted toward controllers and their needs. Bragg 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.

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