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Bookkeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-95036-4
Paperback
360 pages
December 2014
US $22.99 Add to Cart

Introduction 1

Part I: Basic Bookkeeping: Why You Need It 5

Chapter 1: So You Want to Do the Books 7

Chapter 2: Getting Down to Bookkeeping Basics 15

Chapter 3: Outlining Your Financial Road Map with a Chart of Accounts 27

Part II: Keeping a Paper Trail 41

Chapter 4: Ledgers: A One-Stop Summary of Your Business Transactions 43

Chapter 5: Keeping Journals 55

Chapter 6: Computer Options for Your Bookkeeping 71

Chapter 7: Controlling Your Books, Your Records, and Your Money 81

Part III: Tracking Your Day-to-Day Operations with Your Books 99

Chapter 8: Buying and Tracking Your Purchases 101

Chapter 9: Counting Your Sales 113

Chapter 10: Employee Payroll and Benefits 127

Chapter 11: Employer-Paid Taxes and Government Payroll Reporting 149

Part IV: Preparing the Books for Year’s (or Month’s) End 163

Chapter 12: Depreciating Your Assets 165

Chapter 13: Paying and Collecting Interest 175

Chapter 14: Proving Out the Cash 185

Chapter 15: Closing the Journals 199

Chapter 16: Checking Your Accuracy — By Trial and Hopefully No Error 211

Chapter 17: Adjusting the Books 221

Part V: Reporting Results and Starting Over 231

Chapter 18: Developing a Balance Sheet 233

Chapter 19: Producing an Income Statement 245

Chapter 20: Completing Year-End Payroll and Reports 259

Chapter 21: Satisfying the Tax Man 271

Chapter 22: Prepping the Books for a New Accounting Cycle 289

Part VI: The Part of Tens 297

Chapter 23: Top Ten Ways to Manage Your Business Cash with Your Books 299

Chapter 24: Top Ten Most Important Accounts for Any Bookkeeper 303

Appendix: Glossary 307

Index 311

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