Bookkeeping For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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The easiest way to master the art of bookkeeping.  

Accurate bookkeeping is crucial to every business - but few people relish the task. This straight-talking guide simplifies every aspect of financial record keeping, walking you through all the basic skills you need. From tracking transactions and keeping ledgers to producing balance sheets and year-end reports, this book makes bookkeeping your best friend in business.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic Bookkeeping Why You Need It
7
Basic Bookkeeping Why You Need It
14
Getting Down to Bookkeeping Basics
19
Outlining Your Financial Roadmap with a Chart of Accounts
33
Looking at Ledgers
49
Keeping a Paper Trail
63
Surveying Computer Options
83
Checking the Books
193
Closing the Journals
207
Checking Your Accuracy By Trial
219
Adjusting the Books
229
Reporting Results and Starting Over
241
Reporting Results and Starting Over 241 Chapter 18 Producing a Profit and Loss Statement
243
Developing a Balance Sheet
257
Reporting for NotForProfit Organisations
269

Controlling Your Books Your Records
91
Recording DaytoDay Business Operations
107
Buying and Tracking Your Purchases
117
Counting Your Sales
129
Employee Payroll and Benefits
145
Preparing the Books for Year
171
Depreciating Your Assets
173
Paying and Collecting Interest
183
Completing YearEnd Payroll and Reports
279
Satisfying the Tax Inspector
293
Adding the Cost of Value Added Tax VAT
303
Preparing the Books for a New Accounting Cycle
317
The Part of Tens
323
Top Ten Most Important Accounts for Any Bookkeeper
329
Index
337
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Jane Kelly is a chartered management accountant and author of Sage 50 Accounts For Dummies, Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies and Accounting Workbook For Dummies. She runs a training company and has taught a wide variety of small business owners and employees the benefits of bookkeeping and using Sage accounting software. Paul Barrow is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' consulting, training, writing, and commercial experience within a wide range of business sectors and companies. Lita Epstein designs and teaches online courses in investing, finance, and tax.

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