General Accounting

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General Accounting Books

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Accounting Workbook For Dummies

Published 09-07-2022

Number nightmares in accounting? No more! The numbers are clear: the need for accountants is not only strong, but on the rise. With job growth projected to increase by 7% over the next 10 years, there’s no time like the present to join this growing—and profitable—profession. Accounting Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the hands-on instruction you need to understand complicated concepts through demonstration problems, practice worksheets. and spreadsheets. Understand the role of accountants versus bookkeepers Develop knowledge to establish and maintain high quality accounting systems Dip your toes into accounting in the digital age Learn to properly interpret financial statements and reports Generate income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements Expand your knowledge on sources of business capital Learn how to improve profits and manage costs Understanding the intricacies of accounting has never been easier as in today’s rapid-fire global economy, accountants have never been more important—it’s all in your hands with this plain-English workbook!

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Accounting All-in-One For Dummies (+ Videos and Quizzes Online)

Published 08-30-2022

A complete and easy-to-follow resource covering every critical step of the accounting process Learning to love the language of business is easier than you think! In the newly revised Third Edition of Accounting All-In-One For Dummies with Online Practice, finance expert Michael Taillard walks you through every step of the accounting process, from setting up your accounting system to auditing and detecting financial irregularities. You’ll enjoy a unified compilation of mini-books and online practice and video resources that bring together everything you need to know about accounting into one convenient book and web portal. You’ll learn to record accounting transactions, adjust and close entries, prepare income statements and balance sheets, and more. You’ll also get: Online instructional videos that describe the modern reality of accounting in the digital age Guidance and instruction on how to make savvy financial decisions to help guide your business in the right direction Advice on how to handle case and make intelligent purchasing decisions Helpful practice quizzes for each topic to help you crunch the numbers Perfect for anyone who’s just beginning their career or education in accounting—as well as those who just love numbers—Accounting All-in-One For Dummies is also a must-read for business owners, founders, and managers who want to get a better understanding of the financial side of commerce.

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Cost Accounting For Dummies

Published 02-15-2022

Take control of overhead, budgeting, and profitability with cost accounting Cost accounting is one of the most important skills in business, and its popularity as a course in undergraduate and graduate business and management programs speaks to its usefulness. But if you’ve ever felt intimidated by the subject’s jargon or concepts, you can stop worrying. Cost accounting is for everyone! In Cost Accounting For Dummies, you’ll be taken step-by-step through the basic and advanced topics found in a typical cost accounting class, from how to define costs and how to allocate them to products or services. You’ll learn how to determine if a capital expenditure is worth it and how to design a budget model that forecasts changes in costs based on activity levels. Whether you’re a student in your first cost accounting course or a professional trying to get a grip on your books, you’ll benefit from: Simple methods to evaluate business risks and rewards Explanations of how to manage and control costs during periods of business change and pivots Descriptions of how to use cost accounting to price IT projectsCost Accounting For Dummies is the gold standard in getting a firm grasp on the challenging and rewarding world of cost accounting.

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Corporate Finance For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

Get a handle on one of the most powerful forces in the world today with this straightforward, no-jargon guide to corporate finance A firm grasp of the fundamentals of corporate finance can help explain and predict the behavior of businesses and businesspeople. And, with the right help from us, it’s not that hard to learn! In Corporate Finance For Dummies, an expert finance professor with experience in everything from small business to large, public corporations walks you through the basics of the subject. You’ll find out how to read corporate financial statements, manage risks and investments, understand mergers and acquisitions, and value corporate assets. In this book, you will also: Get a plain-English introduction to the financial concepts, instruments, definitions, and strategies that govern corporate finance Learn how to value a wide variety of instruments, from physical assets to intangible property, bonds, equities, and derivatives Explore the intricacies of financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flowsPerfect for students in introductory corporate finance classes looking for an easy-to-follow supplementary resource, Corporate Finance For Dummies, delivers intuitive instruction combined with real-world examples that will give you the head start you need to get a grip on everything from the cost of capital to debt analytics, corporate bonds, derivatives, and more.

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Accounting For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

Demystify your financial statements and figure out what your accountant is talking about with this straightforward roadmap to the world of accounting Few skills are as useful as a basic understanding of accounting language. And with the right resources, learning the language of business can be intuitive, empowering, and fun. Accounting For Dummies is the perfect place to start, whether you're operating a small business, just need help managing the family budget, or you're a rising star in corporate America. It's a financial blueprint for the everyday person, easy-to-understand, and full of practical advice. You'll learn the basic ABC's of accounting, how to read and understand financial statements, create best in class budgets & forecasts, craft profitable business plans, take control of your own finances, gain insight on how companies get money from investors and banks, and avoid common money mistakes that trip up even the best of us. You'll also find out how to: Diagnose the financial health of your business and make a realistic plan to grow your company Improve your own or your family's money situation with sound financial planning and understanding Understand each of the three basic financial statements and what they say about a company's past, present, and future Enhance your knowledge of how accounting functions and operates in today's digital age and cloud-based world As a useful tool for business or as a guide to your personal finances, nothing compares to accounting mastery. And once you've nailed the basics, you'll wonder how you ever lived without this universal and beautiful language.

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Financial Accounting For Dummies

Published 12-30-2020

Learn to speak fluent finance—and ace your exams!   Warren Buffett said that “accounting is the language of business.’’ And for many accounting and business students, the obscure terminology of accounting makes fluency hard to achieve. Financial Accounting For Dummies can help to demystify abstract concepts in a straightforward, friendly way. With step-by-step examples and real-world scenarios practice, it helps you grasp the fundamentals of accounting until you’re ready to interpret, analyze, and evaluate corporate financial statements like you’ve been doing it all your life.     Packed with easy-to-understand examples, this book takes you from the big three financial statements all the way through to income taxes. Or join the anti-fraud squad by discovering how to spot the ten most common accounting shenanigans.   Grasp introductory financial accounting course material   Explore common concepts financial professionals use to compile reports  Understand leases, free cash flow, and statement analysis  Learn accounting for small businesses Whether you’re studying for your bachelor’s, MBA, or MAcc, you’ll find everything you need to speak the language of finance like a native—and use it to get to wherever you want to go!   

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Accounting For Canadians For Dummies

Published 04-30-2019

Get it right with this accessible guide to Canadian accounting practices  As the demand for on-the-money accounting expertise grows in Canada’s increasingly complex public and private business landscape, current and future accounting professionals need a comprehensive resource that’s tailored specifically to their financial world. This revised edition takes you through what you need to know in straightforward language, from the basics to advanced issues such as income statements and balance sheets, budgets and budgeting, and the ins and outs of the GAAP. In addition to advice on general accounting procedures, Accounting For Canadians For Dummies includes coverage of the latest regulations in all areas of the Canadian economy, keeping you on the right side of the law as it applies to government, public, and private sectors. The book is also a must-have for salary accountants working for accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services firms.  Align with the most recent International Financial Reporting Standards Comply with the latest need-to-know regulations for private enterprise Use guidelines on common procedures such as tracking inventory, profit and cash flow, and evaluating profit margins Get expert advice on budgeting and payroll best practices   Whether you’re a professional or studying for your future career, Accounting For Canadians For Dummies gives you an authoritative, easy-to-follow path to success!

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Understanding Business Accounting For Dummies - UK, 4th UK Edition

Published 10-09-2017

Having an understanding of your company's finances is crucial for both small business owners and corporate managers with budget responsibilities. Understanding Business Accounting For Dummies simplifies the key elements of UK business accounting, covering everything from evaluating profit margins  to writing financial reports. Fully updated to cover the emergence of IFRS and dealing with foreign exchange, this new edition  thoroughly outlines the essentials of business accounting.

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Accounting

Published 04-13-2015

Get up to speed quickly—review and practice major concepts in accounting! Whether you're looking to improve your classroom experience, or simply become more familiar with accounting concepts, 1,001 Accounting Practice Problems For Dummies is the hands-on tool you need to get a step ahead. The book's practice questions and review content go hand-in-hand with the content offered in Accounting For Dummies, ensuring that you have a working knowledge of the most important concepts and skills in accounting. This practical resource gives you access to tons of helpful online content, including practice problems in multiple-choice format, and customizable practice sets for self-directed study, all available on the go through your smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Practice problems are categorized as easy, medium, or hard, so you can build your knowledge at your own pace. A perfect companion for anyone looking to increase their accounting skills, this book has the added benefit of offering review and practice useful for individuals looking to pass their accounting courses and lay the groundwork for an accounting career. Filled with practice questions, review content, tips, and explanations for anyone interested in accounting principles Includes tons of online practice content, such as multiple choice questions and customizable practice sets, all available with purchase of the book Ideal for individuals looking to pass an accounting class or start a career in accounting Serves as an excellent companion resource to Accounting For Dummies Packed with endless practice opportunities, 1,001 Accounting Practice Problems For Dummies has everything you need to jumpstart your journey into accounting and financial documentation.

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Managerial Accounting For Dummies

Published 02-11-2013

The easy way to master a managerial accounting course Are you enrolled in a managerial accounting class and finding yourself struggling? Fear not! Managerial Accounting For Dummies is the go-to study guide to help you easily master the concepts of this challenging course. You'll discover the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to identify, measure, analyze, interpret, and communicate information in the pursuit of an organization's goals. Tracking to a typical managerial accounting course and packed with easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Managerial Accounting For Dummies explores cost behavior, cost analysis, profit planning and control measures, accounting for decentralized operations, capital budgeting decisions, ethical challenges in managerial accounting, and much more. Covers the key concepts and tools needed to communicate accounting information for managerial decision-making within an organization Plain-English explanations of managerial accounting terminology and methods Tracks to a typical college-level managerial accounting course Managerial Accounting For Dummies makes it fast and easy to grasp the concepts needed to score your highest in a managerial accounting course.

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