Book-keeping and Accounts for Entrepreneurs


Mastering book-keeping and accounts is critical to the success of any business.

But you don?t have to be an expert to manage your company?s finances. Read Book-keeping and Accounts For Entrepreneurs to learn all the tricks and tips from ...

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Mastering book-keeping and accounts is critical to the success of any business.

But you don’t have to be an expert to manage your company’s finances. Read Book-keeping and Accounts For Entrepreneurs to learn all the tricks and tips from an expert to ensure your business flies – find out how to:

  • Master finance essentials
  • Apply the essentials to your business now
  • Prepare and present impressive business plans
  • Track costs to maximise profits
  • Analyse and value your business to boost its success

For Entrepreneurs

Whether you are just getting started or want to grow your business, whether you want to be a skilled marketer or sales person, or just want to get your finances under control, there is a For Entrepreneurs book just for you.

· No jargon, no theory – just practical advice you can implement today

· Written by expert entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

· Full online support – templates, blogs, videos and much more

· Tips, tricks and examples to keep you way ahead of the competition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273723950
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Quinn is a full-time Lecturer in Accounting at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. Previous to this he has eleven years experience in accounting and IT roles in the manufacturing sector. He is an Associate member of CIMA. He is also a registered PhD student at the University of Dundee aiming to complete his PhD in early 2009.

He has contributed to two academic texts in the past two years:

Drury, C. Management & Cost accounting, 7 edition – 14 half page “real world views”

McLaney & Atrill, Accounting, an introduction, 4 edition – a series of key concepts for the MAL tool and a review of questions within MAL.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Accounting fundamentals

  • The nature, purpose and role of accounting
  • Branches of accounting
  • Accounting terms – assets, liabilities, income, expenditure etc
  • Basic concepts – the business entity, underlying assumptions, accounting equation
  • Users of accounting information and their needs – to include qualitative characteristics

Chapter 2 – The business plan- Preparing a plan to present to a bank/financier

  • Appreciation of costs and cost structures
  • The concept of breakeven
  • The basics of budgeting and planning

Chapter 3 – Financing

  • Sources of finance
  • Financing options, costs, advantages/disadvantages

Chapter 4 – Keeping the books

  • Source documents and records
  • Books of original entry
  • Computerised entry

Chapter 5 – Double entry accounting system

  • Principles of the double-entry system
  • Nominal and personal ledgers
  • Control accounts – explanation and purpose
  • The trial balance – preparation and purpose

Chapter 6 – Income statement and Balance Sheet (sole trader)

  • Preparation of basic income statement and balance sheet from trial balance
    • Would introduce revenues, expenditures, accruals, depreciation, stock valuation
  • Layout of the financial statements

Chapter 7 – Accounts of limited companies

  • Differences, additional requirements

Chapter 8 – Cash Flow Statement

  • Preparation of a cash flow statement

Chapter 9 – Interpretation of financial statements

  • Need to interpret accounts
  • Usefulness and application of ratio analysis
  • Main accounting ratios; relationships between ratios

Chapter 10 – valuation of companies

  • Book v market value
  • Some simple valuation methods
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