Bookkeeping Essentials : How to Succeed As a Bookkeeper

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-04-26
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The Vest Pocket Bookkeeper will include dozens of best practices that give bookkeepers insights into how to be more efficient and effective in their jobs. The book also reveals the key controls needed to reduce the risk of fraud. The book covers virtually all areas of importance that a bookkeeper must be aware of--topics to be covered are: Cash and accrual accounting Purchasing and payables Billing and collections Income taxes Cash receipts Petty cash Bank reconciliations The financial statements Closing the books Financial statement analysis Financial reports Record archiving Auditing

Author Biography

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst Young and an auditor at Deloitte. He is the author of over forty books primarily targeted toward controllers and their needs. Bragg received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Basics of Bookkeepingp. 1
Bookkeeping Basicsp. 3
Chart of Accountsp. 15
General Ledger and Subledgersp. 29
Daily Activitiesp. 37
Payrollp. 39
Purchasing and Paymentsp. 79
Billing and Collectionsp. 99
Cash Managementp. 121
Inventoryp. 135
Fixed Assetsp. 155
Debt Accountingp. 169
Creating Financial Statementsp. 173
The Trial Balancep. 175
Closing the Booksp. 185
Balance Sheetp. 193
Income Statementp. 205
Controlsp. 219
Budgetingp. 221
Control Systemsp. 247
Other Topicsp. 265
Record Keepingp. 267
Cost Reduction Opportunitiesp. 277
Appendicesp. 297
Journal Entriesp. 299
Beginning Bookkeeper Checklistp. 317
Glossaryp. 321
About the Authorp. 327
Indexp. 329
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