Overview

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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Bookkeeping For Dummies

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470977323
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition, UK Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 375,985
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

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 currently works with small businesses teaching business owners and employees the benefits of bookkeeping and using Sage accounting software.

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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.

Chapter 4: Looking at Ledgers.

Part II: Keeping a Paper Trail.

Chapter 5: Keeping Journals.

Chapter 6: Surveying Computer Options.

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

Part III: Recording Day-to-Day Business Operations.

Chapter 8: Planning your Workload.

Chapter 9: Buying and Tracking Your Purchases.

Chapter 10: Counting Your Sales.

Chapter 11: Employee Payroll and Benefits.

Part IV: Preparing the Books for Year- (Or Month-) End.

Chapter 12: Depreciating Your Assets.

Chapter 13: Paying and Collecting Interest.

Chapter 14: Checking the Books.

Chapter 15: Closing the Journals.

Chapter 16: Checking Your Accuracy – By Trial and Hopefully Not Error.

Chapter 17: Adjusting the Books.

Part V: Reporting Results and Starting Over.

Chapter 18: Producing a Profi t and Loss Statement.

Chapter 19: Developing a Balance Sheet.

Chapter 20: Reporting for Not-For-Profi t Organisations.

Chapter 21: Completing Year-End Payroll and Reports.

Chapter 22: Satisfying the Tax Inspector.

Chapter 23: Adding the Cost of Value Added Tax (VAT).

Chapter 24: Preparing the Books for a New Accounting Cycle.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Top Ten Ways to Manage Your Business Cash with Your Books.

Chapter 26: Top Ten Most Important Accounts for Any Bookkeeper.

Glossary.

Index.

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