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Accounting for Dummies

Accounting for Dummies - 3rd edition

Accounting for Dummies - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780764578366

ISBN10: 0764578367

Accounting for Dummies by John A. Tracy - ISBN 9780764578366
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International: No
Accounting for Dummies by John A. Tracy - ISBN 9780764578366

ISBN13: 9780764578366

ISBN10: 0764578367

Edition: 3RD 05

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Become a better manager by speaking your accountant's language

Use smart accounting to maximize profits and minimize confusion

Whether you're a small business owner or a manager responsible for keeping your company profitable, this new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you get a handle on all those numbers your accountant gives you. Accounting basics for business and personal finances help you balance your books and stay in the black.

Discover how to

  • Make sense of bookkeeping basics
  • Read a financial statement
  • Manage budgets for a better bottom line
  • Analyze business strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluate accounting methods and business structures

Table of Contents

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.