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Bookkeeping For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-9848-7
Paperback
384 pages
November 2005
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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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