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Accounting for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

Features new information on accounting methods and standards

The fun and easy way to create great financials and boost your bottom line

Want to make sense of accounting basics? This plain-English guide helps you speak your accountant's language with ease, minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. You'll see how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for public or private companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, and manage budgets for a better bottom line.

Discover how to:

  • Read income statements and balance sheets

  • Analyze profits and cash flow

  • Evaluate accounting methods and business structures

  • Use ratios to study financial statements

  • Avoid accounting fraud

Synopsis:

Learn the basics of practical accounting easily and painlessly with Accounting For Dummies, 4th Edition, which features new information on accounting methods and standards to keep you up to date. With this guide, you can avoid accounting fraud, minimize confusion, maximize profits, and make sense of accounting basics with this plain-English guide to your accountant’s language. Understand how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for public or private companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, and manage budgets for a better bottom line.

Synopsis:

Accounting For Dummies, 4th Edition provides information applicable and helpful to accountants and auditors who work throughout private industry and government as well as salary accountants working for accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services firms.

About the Author

John A. Tracy, CPA, is Professor of Accounting, Emeritus, at the University of Colorado in Boulder. A former staff accountant at Ernst &Young, Tracy has authored numerous books on accounting.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Opening the Books on Accounting.

Chapter 1: Accounting: The Language of Business, Investing, Finance, and Taxes.

Chapter 2: Financial Statements and Accounting Standards.

Chapter 3: Bookkeeping and Accounting Systems.

Part II: Figuring Out Financial Statements.

Chapter 4: Reporting Revenue, Expenses, and the Bottom Line.

Chapter 5: Reporting Assets, Liabilities, and Owners’ Equity.

Chapter 6: Reporting Cash Flows.

Chapter 7: Choosing Accounting Methods: Different Strokes for Different Folks.

Part III: Accounting in Managing a Business.

Chapter 8: Deciding the Legal Structure for a Business.

Chapter 9: Analyzing and Managing Profit.

Chapter 10: Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Control.

Chapter 11: Cost Concepts and Conundrums.

Part IV: Preparing and Using Financial Reports.

Chapter 12: Getting a Financial Report Ready for Release.

Chapter 13: How Lenders and Investors Read a Financial Report.

Chapter 14: How Business Managers Use a Financial Report.

Chapter 15: Audits and Accounting Fraud.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Accounting Tips for Managers.

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Reading a Financial Report.

Glossary: Slashing Through the Accounting Jargon Jungle.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470246009
Author:
Tracy, John
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Tracy, John A., CPA
Author:
Tracy, John A.
Author:
John A. Tracy, CPA
Subject:
Accounting - General
Subject:
Accounting
Subject:
Accountant
Subject:
Numbers.
Subject:
Money
Subject:
Money -- Management.
Subject:
Budget
Subject:
Budgeting
Subject:
household finance
Subject:
Business/Finance
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Accounting, Accountant, Numbers, Money, Money management, budget, budgeting, household finance, business finance, Finance
Subject:
General & Introductory Accounting
Subject:
Business-Accounting and Finance
Subject:
Accounting, Accountant, Numbers, Money, Money management, budg
Subject:
et, budgeting, household finance, business finance, Finance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.31x7.39x.90 in. 1.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Learn the basics of practical accounting easily and painlessly with Accounting For Dummies, 4th Edition, which features new information on accounting methods and standards to keep you up to date. With this guide, you can avoid accounting fraud, minimize confusion, maximize profits, and make sense of accounting basics with this plain-English guide to your accountant’s language. Understand how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for public or private companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, and manage budgets for a better bottom line.
"Synopsis" by , Accounting For Dummies, 4th Edition provides information applicable and helpful to accountants and auditors who work throughout private industry and government as well as salary accountants working for accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services firms.
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