If you're a business owner or an employee who manages finances, the latest edition of Bookkeeping For Dummies is for you. This handy guide gives you clear and concise information on how to keep track of accounts, prepare balance sheets, organize ledgers or journals, create financial statements, and so much more. Packed with the most up-to-date bookkeeping practices, tax information, and small-business laws, Bookkeeping For Dummies is an accessible, invaluable resource you'll turn to again and again.
Accurate and complete bookkeeping is crucial to any -business owner—but jumping in headfirst without knowing your accounts from your balance sheets can confuse even the most astute businessperson. That's where Bookkeeping For Dummies helps! Written in the familiar and friendly tone that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this clear and comprehensive guide covers everything you'll encounter as you set out to tackle your company's books, ensuring you're on the right track and saving you tons of headaches along the way. So what are you waiting for? It's time to hit the books!Offers easy-to-follow instructions to keep track of your business' financial well-being Covers managing assets and liabilities Includes updated QuickBooks screenshots and Excel spreadsheets Provides guidance on producing balance sheets and creating financial statements
Whether you're just starting out with bookkeeping—or a bookkeeper who needs to brush up on your skills—Bookkeeping For Dummies sets you up for success.
Divided into concise but complete bites that are easy to find and easy to understand, Accounting at Your Fingertips, Second Edition, covers all topics related to the monthly accounting process. Based on the notion that time is the scarcest commodity of all, this book is organized to allow readers the shortest path to the information they need, including:
- Organization and proper accounting procedures.
- Creating a chart of accounts and balance sheet accounts.
- Posting accounts to the general ledger.
- Reporting assets and expenses.
- Handling receivables, payroll, and cost of goods and services.
- Posting salaries, wages, and payroll taxes.
- End-of-month accounting tasks and procedures.
- Producing balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and end-of-year payroll reports.Closing the books at the end of the year.
Financial decisions impact virtually every area of your company. As a manager, it's up to you to understand how and why.
Finance for Nonfinancial Managers helps you understand the information in essential financial reports and then shows you how to use that understanding to make informed, intelligent decisions. It provides a solid working knowledge of:Basic Financial Reports--All about balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and more Cost Accounting--Methods to assess which products or services are most profitable to your firm Operational Planning and Budgeting--Ways to use financial knowledge to strengthen your company
Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:
Key Terms: Clear defi nitions of key terms and concepts
Smart Managing: Tactics and strategies for managing change
Tricks of the Trade: Tips for executing the tactics in the book
Mistake Proofing: Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error
Caution: Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong
For Example: Examples of successful change-management tactics
Tools: Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques