Bookkeeping For Canadians For Dummies<sup>®</sup> [NOOK Book]

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Manage your own finances to save money and grow your business!


If you're a small business owner who manages your own finances, Bookkeeping For Canadians For Dummies is for you. This friendly guide covers all the basics of bookkeeping in Canada – from recording transactions to producing balance sheets and year-end reports. With detailed information on how to manage your company's payroll and collect and remit...

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Bookkeeping For Canadians For Dummies<sup>®</sup>

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Overview

Manage your own finances to save money and grow your business!


If you're a small business owner who manages your own finances, Bookkeeping For Canadians For Dummies is for you. This friendly guide covers all the basics of bookkeeping in Canada – from recording transactions to producing balance sheets and year-end reports. With detailed information on how to manage your company's payroll and collect and remit taxes, this book offers the easy way to keep track of your business's financial well-being.


  • Get started with the basics – understand the accounting cycle, figure out double-entry bookkeeping, and learn how to differentiate debits and credits


  • Set up and use journals – keep track of incoming and outgoing cash, post journal information in the General Ledger, and simplify everything with computer software


  • Protect your business – put controls on your company's cash, create a paper or electronic filing system, and safeguard your business from financial fraud


  • Keep track of inventory – stay on top of your business's purchases, determine which cost formula works for you, and pay your bills accurately and on time


  • Manage employee payroll – collect EI, CPP/QPP, and federal and provincial income taxes, explore benefit options, and factor in commissions and gratuities


  • Prepare the books for year-end – investigate how to verify your business's cash, depreciate assets, and adjust the books



Open the book and find:


  • How to keep track of transactions


  • The top software packages and how to make them work for you


  • What records to keep and for how long


  • Whether or not to offer credit and how to record it


  • How to record sales, returns, and allowances


  • What you can and can't depreciate


  • How to calculate interest and handle interest income and expenses


  • Everything you need to know about collecting GST/HST




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470677377
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 26 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Lita Epstein, MBA, designs and teaches online courses in investing, finance, and taxes. She is the co-author of Reading Financial Reports For Dummies.


Cécile Laurin teaches at Algonquin College and is the co-author of Accounting For Canadians For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.


Part I: Basic Bookkeeping: Why You Need It.


Chapter 1: So You Want to Do the Books.


Chapter 2: Getting Down to Bookkeeping Basics.


Chapter 3: Outlining Your Financial Roadmap with a Chart of Accounts.


Part II: Keeping a Paper Trail.


Chapter 4: Ledgers: A One-Stop Summary of Your Business Transactions.


Chapter 5: Keeping Journals.


Chapter 6: Computer Options for Your Bookkeeping.


Chapter 7: Controlling Your Books, Your Records, and Your Money.


Part III: Tracking Day-to-Day Business Operations with Your Books.


Chapter 8: Buying and Tracking Your Purchases.


Chapter 9: Counting Your Sales.


Chapter 10: Employee Payroll and Benefi ts.


Chapter 11: Employer-Paid Benefi ts and Government Payroll Reporting .


Part IV: Preparing the Books for Year's (or Month's) End.


Chapter 12: Depreciating Your Assets.


Chapter 13: Paying and Collecting Interest.


Chapter 14: Proving Out the Cash.


Chapter 15: Finalizing the Journals.


Chapter 16: Checking Your Accuracy — By Trial and Hopefully No Error.


Chapter 17: Adjusting the Books.


Part V: Reporting Results and Starting Over.


Chapter 18: Developing a Balance Sheet.


Chapter 19: Producing an Income Statement.


Chapter 20: Completing Year-End Payroll and Reports.


Chapter 21: Satisfying the Tax Man.


Chapter 22: Prepping the Books for a New Accounting Cycle.


Part VI: The Part of Tens.


Chapter 23: Top Ten Ways to Manage Your Business Cash with Your Books.


Chapter 24: Top Ten Most Important Accounts for Any Bookkeeper.


Appendix: Glossary.


Index.

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