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Accounting for dummies
Tracy, John A.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hungry Minds, [2001]

Physical Description:
xviii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Not everyone is cut out to be a professional accountant. But thanks to Accounting For Dummies, 2nd Edition you can get a handle on the financial aspects of your business, investments, or taxes. Accounting professor and author John A. Tracy sheds light on the mysteries of Generating income statements and balance sheets Establishing budgets, controlling profit and cash flow, stemming losses, and managing inventory Evaluating profit margins - and identifying ways to increase them Making financial decisions that keep investors, creditors, and managers satisfied Reading financial reports Surviving an audit and using the results to improve your accounting system Putting the latest computer technology to work to help you manage the bottom line

If you've steered clear of accounting because you thought it incomprehensible by mere mortals, prepare to be enlightened. Accounting For Dummies, 2nd Edition empowers you with knowledge you can't afford to be without.

Author Notes

John A. Tracy, CPA, a former staff accountant at Ernst & Young, taught accounting at the University of Colorado for many years

Table of Contents

Part I A First Look at Accounting
Chapter 1 Strolling Through the Field of Accounting
Chapter 2 Getting to the Bottom of the Bottom Line
Chapter 3 Bookkeeping 101: From Shoeboxes to Computers
Chapter 4 Accounting and Your Personal Finances
Part II Figuring Out Financial Statements
Chapter 5 Making and Reporting Profit
Chapter 6 The Genesis and Reporting of Financial Condition
Chapter 7 Cash Sources and Uses and Reporting Cash Flows
Chapter 8 Getting a Financial Report Ready
Part III Accounting in Managing a Business
Chapter 9 First Things First: Deciding the Legal Structure
Chapter 10 Using Accounting for Managing Profit
Chapter 11 Budgeting Profit and Cash Flow
Chapter 12 Cost Concepts and Conundrums
Part IV Financial Reports in the Public Domain
Chapter 13 Keeping Score: Choosing and Implementing Accounting Methods
Chapter 14 How Investors Read a Financial Report
Chapter 15 Audits, Accounting Fraud, and Audit Failures
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 16 Ten Profit and Loss Questions
Chapter 17 Ten Ways Savvy Business Managers Use Accounting
Chapter 18 Ten Questions Savvy Investors Ask When Reading a Financial Report
Glossary: Slashing Through the Accounting Jargon Jungle

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