Bookkeeping For Dummies
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.