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Bookkeeping Kit for Dummies : For Dummies - Lita Epstein

Bookkeeping Kit for Dummies

For Dummies

Paperback Published: 9th February 2012
ISBN: 9781118116456
Number Of Pages: 432

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The easy way to get a handle on bookkeeping

Accurate and complete bookkeeping is crucial to any business owner, but it's also important to those who work with the business, such as investors, financial institutions, and employees. Bookkeeping For Dummies provides the easy and painless way to master this critical skill.

You'll get clear and concise information on keeping track of transactions, figuring out balance sheets, keeping ledgers or journals, creating financial statements, and operating accounts for businesses, along with practices and examples to hone your skills. Plus, the bonus CD includes samples of bookkeeping forms, working papers, letters, resources, and spreadsheets.

  • Keeping track of transactions
  • Figuring out the balance sheet
  • Keeping a ledger and journal
  • Creating financial statements
  • Operating accounts for businesses
  • Recognizing assets and liabilities
  • Up-to-date tax information
  • Changes in small business regulations
  • Additional and complementary examples
  • Demonstration problems
True/false and multiple-choice questions and scenarios Whether you're a professional or a student looking to expand your skills, Bookkeeping Kit For Dummies is a one-stop resource for anyone interested in this ever-growing occupation.

About the Author

Lita Epstein, MBA, designs online courses about reading financial reports, investing, and taxes. She's the author of Reading Financial Reports For Dummies and also writes periodically for AOL's Daily Finance.

Introduction 1
Part I: Basic Bookkeeping: Why You Need It 7
Chapter 1: So You Want to Do the Books 9
Chapter 2: Getting Down to Bookkeeping Basics 17
Chapter 3: Outlining Your Financial Road Map with a Chart of Accounts 39
Part II: Keeping a Paper Trail 55
Chapter 4: The General Ledger: A One-Stop Summary of Your Business Transactions 57
Chapter 5: Keeping Journals 81
Chapter 6: Computer Options for Your Bookkeeping 111
Chapter 7: Controlling Your Books, Your Records, and Your Money 121
Part III: Tracking Day-to-Day Business Operations with Your Books 139
Chapter 8: Buying and Tracking Your Purchases 141
Chapter 9: Counting Your Sales 159
Chapter 10: Employee Payroll and Benefits 191
Chapter 11: Employer-Paid Taxes and Government Payroll Reporting 213
Part IV: Preparing the Books for Year's (Or Month's) End 227
Chapter 12: Depreciating Your Assets 229
Chapter 13: Paying and Collecting Interest 243
Chapter 14: Proving Out the Cash 261
Chapter 15: Closing the Journals 277
Chapter 16: Checking Your Accuracy by Trial and (Hopefully No) Error 289
Chapter 17: Adjusting the Books 301
Part V: Reporting Results and Starting Over 317
Chapter 18: Developing a Balance Sheet 319
Chapter 19: Producing an Income Statement 337
Chapter 20: Completing Year-End Payroll and Reports 355
Chapter 21: Satisfying the Tax Man 365
Chapter 22: Prepping the Books for a New Accounting Cycle 373
Part VI: The Part of Tens 379
Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Manage Your Business Cash with Your Books...............381
Chapter 24: The Ten (Plus One) Most Important Accounts for Any Bookkeeper 385
Part VII: Appendixes 389
Appendix A: Glossary 391
Appendix B: About the CD 395
Index 403
Introduction 1

Part I: Basic Bookkeeping: Why You Need It 7

Chapter 1: So You Want to Do the Books 9

Chapter 2: Getting Down to Bookkeeping Basics 17

Chapter 3: Outlining Your Financial Road Map with a Chart of Accounts 39

Part II: Keeping a Paper Trail 55

Chapter 4: The General Ledger: A One-Stop Summary of Your Business Transactions 57

Chapter 5: Keeping Journals 81

Chapter 6: Computer Options for Your Bookkeeping 111

Chapter 7: Controlling Your Books, Your Records, and Your Money 121

Part III: Tracking Day-to-Day Business Operations with Your Books 139

Chapter 8: Buying and Tracking Your Purchases 141

Chapter 9: Counting Your Sales 159

Chapter 10: Employee Payroll and Benefits 191

Chapter 11: Employer-Paid Taxes and Government Payroll Reporting 213

Part IV: Preparing the Books for Year's (Or Month's) End 227

Chapter 12: Depreciating Your Assets 229

Chapter 13: Paying and Collecting Interest 243

Chapter 14: Proving Out the Cash 261

Chapter 15: Closing the Journals 277

Chapter 16: Checking Your Accuracy by Trial and (Hopefully No) Error 289

Chapter 17: Adjusting the Books 301

Part V: Reporting Results and Starting Over 317

Chapter 18: Developing a Balance Sheet 319

Chapter 19: Producing an Income Statement 337

Chapter 20: Completing Year-End Payroll and Reports 355

Chapter 21: Satisfying the Tax Man 365

Chapter 22: Prepping the Books for a New Accounting Cycle 373

Part VI: The Part of Tens 379

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Manage Your Business Cash with Your Books...............381

Chapter 24: The Ten (Plus One) Most Important Accounts for Any Bookkeeper 385

Part VII: Appendixes 389

Appendix A: Glossary 391

Appendix B: About the CD 395

Index 403

ISBN: 9781118116456
ISBN-10: 1118116453
Series: For Dummies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 9th February 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1

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