Bookkeeping For Dummies, UK Edition

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Master the art and science of bookkeeping the fast and easy way

Bookkeeping may not be fun, and it's rarely pretty, but you simply cannot run a business without it. This edition of Britain's bestselling guide gets you up and running with the knowledge and skills you need to keep your books balanced, your finances in order, and the tax inspector off your back. From tracking transactions and keeping ledgers to producing balance sheets and year-end reports, you'll master all the important terms, procedures, forms and processes more quickly and easily than you ever thought possible.

Keeping a paper trail - learn how to enter financial transactions in your books and post them to your Nominal Ledger

One day at a time - find out how to keep track of day-to-day operations, sales and purchases, as well as adjustments

Keeping the payroll rolling - get the lowdown on setting up and managing payrolls

Closing the books - how to close out monthly, quarterly or yearly accounting periods

Making it official - learn how to prepare financial reports and profit and loss statements, properly fill out all required tax forms and prepare your books for next year

Open the book and find:

How to create and maintain your company's financial records

The best ways to keep books up-to-date with technology

Techniques on maintaining employee records

How to calculate your staff's net pay

Guidance on producing Profit & Loss statements and financial reports

Advice on keeping the tax inspector happy

Learn to:

Keep accurate and complete financial records

Use the latest in bookkeeping software

Produce balance sheets and year-end reports

Manage cash-flow


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