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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. People both inside and outside the business all depend on a bookkeeper’s accurate recordings.

Bookkeeping For Dummies provides the easy and painless way to master this crucial art. You’ll be able to manage your own finances to save money and grow your business. This straightforward, no-nonsense guide shows you the basics of bookkeeping—from recording transactions to producing balance sheets and year-end reports. Discover how to:

  • Outline your financial road map with a chart of accounts
  • Keep journals of cash transactions
  • Set up your computerized books
  • Control your books, your records, and your money
  • Buy and track your purchases
  • Record sales returns and allowances
  • Determine your employee [is “employee” necessary here?] staff’s net pay
  • Maintain employee records
  • Prepare your books for year’s end
  • Report results and start over
  • Produce an income statement
  • Complete year-end payroll and reports

This guide features tips and tricks for managing your business cash with your books and also profiles important accounts for any bookkeeper. There’s no question that bookkeepers must be detail-oriented, meticulous, and accurate. Bookkeeping For Dummies shows you how to keep track of your business’s financial well-being and ensure future success!

Synopsis:

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

About 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.

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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woodin1193, September 1, 2006 (view all comments by woodin1193)
i am a recent business gruaduate and i went into bookkeeing knowing only what was taught in school i read this book now i work a very well known accountant at his firm as his bookkeeper
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764598487
Author:
Epstein, Lita
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Epstein, Lita, MBA
Author:
Lita Epstein, MBA
Subject:
Accounting
Subject:
Bookkeeping
Subject:
General & Introductory Business & Management
Subject:
Business-Office Skills
Subject:
General & Intr
Subject:
oductory Business & Management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110509
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.20x7.42x.81 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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