Bookkeeping For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The painless way to master the art of bookkeeping!

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 Dummies is for you. This friendly guide ...

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Overview

The painless way to master the art of bookkeeping!

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 Dummies is for you. This friendly guide covers all the basics of bookkeeping — from recording transactions to producing balance sheets and year-end reports. It's the easy way to keep track of your business's financial well-being.

Discover how to

  • Keep track of transactions
  • Produce balance sheets
  • Create financial statements
  • Manage assets and liabilities
  • Keep ledgers and journals
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118070161
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 216,338
  • File size: 35 MB
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Meet the Author

Lita Epstein, who earned her MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, enjoys helping people develop good financial, investing, and tax planning skills.
While getting her MBA, Lita worked as a teaching assistant for the financial accounting department and ran the accounting lab. After completing her MBA, she managed finances for a small nonprofit organization and for the facilities management section of a large medical clinic.
She designs and teaches online courses on topics such as investing for retirement, getting ready for tax time, and finance and investing for women. She’s written more than ten books, including Streetwise Retirement Planning and Trading For Dummies.
Lita was the content director for a financial services Web site, MostChoice.com, and managed the Web site Investing for Women. As a Congressional press secretary, Lita gained firsthand knowledge about how to work within and around the Federal bureaucracy, which gives her great insight into how government programs work. In the past, Lita has been a daily newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and fundraiser for the international activities of former President Jimmy Carter through The Carter Center.
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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 Operations with Your Books.

Chapter 8: Buying and Tracking Your Purchases.

Chapter 9: Counting Your Sales.

Chapter 10: Employee Payroll and Benefits.

Chapter 11: Employer-Paid Taxes 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: Closing 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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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Great resource, but...

    This was really a helpful book, but I do have one complaint. I purchased this as a nook book and unfortunately the images were not visible because of their size. It was difficult not being able to view the examples. But the written text is a great resource.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

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    Great for General Knowledge

    If your desire is to have a general knowledge on bookkeeping with a moderate level of detail on each part of bookkeeping presented in an understandable manner then this book is for you. I found this book very helpful in understanding the bookkeeping perspective from beginning to end and feel it was practical, well organized, and had enough detail to get anyone started to actually do bookkeeping.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Perfect for someone starting their own business

    We opened a business and I was the one elected to do the bookkeeping. My mom was a bookkeeper for 20 years, so I figured she'd show me the ropes. I could never understand anything she was trying to tell me. This book makes sense, and was extremely helpful for a business person who just needs to keep their own books. If we eventually hire a receptionist we'll give it to him/her for reference. The book also motivated me to get off my butt and do it. I'd gotten so discouraged that I was 6 months behind. Great book, does exactly what it should.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2007

    A reviewer

    I'm normally a big fan of the 'for Dummies' books, but this one was a bit dissapointing. The author moves to quickly between topics without going into detail or justification.

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