Accounting For Dummies

Accounting For Dummies

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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.
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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 188 x 237.2 x 22.4mm | 776.33g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764553143
  • 9780764553141

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Accounting Basics. Chapter 1: Introducing Accounting to Non--Accountants. Chapter 2: Bookkeeping 101: From Shoeboxes to Computers. Chapter 3: Taxes, Taxes, and More Taxes. Chapter 4: Accounting and Your Personal Finances. PART II: Getting a Grip on Financial Statements. Chapter 5: Profit Mechanics. Chapter 6: The Balance Sheet from the Income Statement Viewpoint. Chapter 7: Cash Flows and the Cash Flow Statement. Chapter 8: Getting a Financial Report Ready for Prime Time. PART III: Accounting in Managing a Business. Chapter 9: Managing Profit Performance. Chapter 10: Business Budgeting. Chapter 11: Choosing the Right Ownership Structure. Chapter 12: Cost Conundrums. Chapter 13: Choosing Accounting Methods. PART IV: Financial Reports in the Outside World. Chapter 14: How Investors Read a Financial Report. Chapter 15: CPAs: Auditors and Advisors. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Ways Savvy Business Managers Use Accounting. Chapter 17: Ten Questions Investors Should Ask When Reading a Financial Report. Appendix A: Glossary: Slashing through the Accounting Jargon Jungle. Appendix B: Accounting Software. index. Book Registration information.
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"...insightful and well--reasoned..." (Money Matters, October 2004)
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About John A. Tracy

John A. Tracy, CPA, a former staff accountant at Ernst & Young, taught accounting at the University of Colorado for many years. His other books include the 250,000 copy bestseller, How to Read a Financial Report.
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