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Bookkeeping for dummies
Epstein, Lita.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., Inc., [2006]

Physical Description:
xx, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
Introduction -- PART I: BASIC BOOKKEEPING: WHY YOU NEED IT: So you want to do the books -- Getting down to bookkeeping basics -- Outling your financial roadmap with a chart of accounts -- PART II: KEEPING A PAPER TRAIL: Ledgers: a one-stop summary of your business transactions -- Keeping journals -- Computer options for your bookkeeping -- Controlling your books, your records, and your money -- PART III: TRACKING DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS WITH YOUR BOOKS: Buying and tracking your purchases -- Counting your sales -- Employee payroll and benefits -- Empoloyee-paid taxes and government payroll reporting -- PART IV: PREPARING THE BOOKS FOR YEAR'S (OR MONTH'S) END: Depreciating your assets -- Paying and collecting interest -- Proving out the cash -- Closing the journals - Checking your accuracy: by trial and hopefully no error -- Adjusting the books -- PART V: REPORTING RESULTS AND STARTING OVER: Developing a balance sheet -- Producing an income statement -- Complete year-end payroll and reports -- Satisfying the tax-man -- Prepping the books for a new accounting cycle -- PART VI: THE PART OF TENS: Top ten ways to manage your business cash with your books -- Top ten most important accounts for any bookkeeper -- APPENDIX: Glossary.
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