Mastering Book-Keeping: A Complete Guide to the Principles and Practice of Business Accounting

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NINTH EDITION now featuring specimen examination papers of all the major boards, including OCR, AQA, AAT, ICB and IAB. Double-entry accounting can be easy if it's explained well, and Mastering Book-keeping does just that. Now in its updated 9th edition, this popular book has helped thousands of people to get to grips with book-keeping. It explains the principles and practice of book-keeping sequentially, and includes: - The daybooks and ledger accounts - End of year accounting - Sole proprietorships, limited ...
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Overview

NINTH EDITION now featuring specimen examination papers of all the major boards, including OCR, AQA, AAT, ICB and IAB. Double-entry accounting can be easy if it's explained well, and Mastering Book-keeping does just that. Now in its updated 9th edition, this popular book has helped thousands of people to get to grips with book-keeping. It explains the principles and practice of book-keeping sequentially, and includes: - The daybooks and ledger accounts - End of year accounting - Sole proprietorships, limited companies, partnerships and not-for-profit organisations - Using computers for accounting - Accounting for VAT - Progressing to more advanced management accounting - The implications of the Data Protection Act 1998 on book-keepers Plus step-by-step guides to compiling a balance sheet, depreciation, accounting for bad and doubtful debts, and much more. Everything is made clear with easy-to-follow explanations. Typical transactions are illustrated throughout to make the information even easier to understand. This book is suitable for those preparing for the examinations of ICB, AAT, IAB, OCR, AQA and all other courses in book-keeping and accounts.
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Editorial Reviews

EDUCATIONAL EQUIPMENT MAGAZINE
This book has great potential value.
FOCUS ON BUSINESS EDUCATION
This book has been planned to cover the requirements of all the major examining boards' syllabuses and achieves all it sets out to do.
LEARNING RESOURCES NEWS
'... presented in a clear and logical manner - written in plain English.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845283247
  • Publisher: How To Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER MARSHALL BA BSc (Econ) PhD is a professional educator in business subjects. He is also a prolific author whose books have been translated and sold worldwide.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS:
Preface
1. A period of transition
2. The role and significance of the professional association
3. Data security and the Data Protection Act 1998
4. The flow of documents and processes
5. What is double entry book-keeping?
6. Opening the books of account
7. The day books
8. The purchase day book
9. The purchase returns day book
10. The sales day book
11. The sales returns day book
12. The cash book
13. The cash book
- money paid in
14. The cash book
- money paid out
15. Disagreeing with the bank
16. The bank reconciliation
17. The petty cash book
18 How to write up the petty cash book
19. The journal
20. How to write up the journal
21. The postage book
22. The ledger
23. Posting to the ledger from the day books
24. Posting to the ledger from the cash book
25. Balancing the ledger
26. Discounts
27. Control accounts
28. Preparing control accounts step by step
29. The trial balance
30. How to extract a trial balance
31. The trial balance
- errors
32. Accruals and prepayments
33. Revenue accounts
34. Stock in the final accounts
35. How to compile revenue accounts
36. Compiling revenue accounts step by step
37. The balance sheet
38. Compiling a balance sheet step by step
39. Manufacturing accounts
40. Compiling a manufacturing account step by step
41. Depreciation
- the straight line method
42. Depreciation
- the diminishing balance method
43. Other methods of depreciation
44. Depreciation step by step
45. Accounting for bad and doubtful debts
46. Accounting for bad and doubtful debts step by step
47. Partnership accounts
48. Partnerships
- appropriation accounts
49. Partnership accounts step by step
50. Amalgamating sole proprietorships into a partnership
51. How to consolidate two balance sheets
52. Limited companies
53. Limited companies' books and accounts
54. Format of company accounts
55. Revenue accounts of limited companies
56. Balance sheets of limited companies
57. Going limited
58 Going limited
- worked example
59. Club accounts
60. Club accounts
- income and expenditure
61 Fixed asset register
62. Asset disposals
63 Asset disposals step by step
64. Correction of errors
65. Correcting errors step by step
Contents
66. Value Added Tax
67. Accounting for VAT
68. Incomplete records
69. Capital comparison method step by step
70. Bank account analysis step by step
71. Interpreting accounts
72. Interpreting accounts
- example
73. Wages
- basic principles
74. Coin analysis and wages book
75. Stock records and valuation
76. Encountering deviations from standard methods
77. Using spreadsheet pages
78. New developments in electronic book-keeping
79. More advanced accounting
Sample examination papers 233
ICB Level I question paper
Model answers 245
ICB Level II question paper 252
Model answers 261
ICB Level III question paper 270
Model answers 279
IAB Level 1 question paper 288
Answer booklet 311
Model answers 325
IAB Level 2 question paper 339
Answer booklet 357
Model answers 374
IAB Level 3 question paper 390
Answer booklet 401
Model answers 412
IAB Level 3 question paper 424
Answer booklet 438
Model answers 466
IAB Level 4 question paper
Answer booklet 477
Model answers 488
OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE Accounting Principles 500
OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE Acounting Final Accounts 502
OCR Advanced GCE Accounting Company Accounts and Interpretation 506
AQA GCE Accounting Foundation Tier, Paper 2 508
AQA GCE Accounting Higher Tier, Paper 1 513
AQA GCE Accounting Unit 2, Financial Accounting
- Introduction to the Published Accounts of Limited Companies 516
AAT NVQ/SVQ Level 2 in Accounting, Preparing Ledger Balances and Initial Trial Balance 520
AAT NVQ/SVQ Level 3 in Accounting, Recording and Evaluating Costs and Revenues 524
AAT NVQ/SVQ Level 3 in Accounting, Maintaining Financial Records and Preparing Accounts 525
AAT NVQ/SVQ Standards 528
Glossary 532
Index 537.
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