Thursday, May 31, 2007

Keeping the Books

I had intended to highlight books some of the newer books we have in the library and this is one very practical one. This list does not list all the subsections for all the chapters - I have listed only the sections from the chapter on essential recordkeeping for small businesses.

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting for the Successful Small Business 6th ed.(2004)
by Linda Pinson

Recordkeeping Basics

Income and Expenses

Cash Accounting Versus Accrual Accounting

Essential General Records for Small Business
Single and Double Entry Systems
Chart of Accounts
Debits and Credits
An Overview of Four Accounting Tasks Using QuickBooks Pro®
Summary: Accounting Software
Revenue & Expense Journal
Petty Cash Record
Inventory Record
Fixed Assets Log
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
Payroll Records
Independent Contractors
Travel, Transportation, and Entertainment Expenses
Customer Information Records
Business Checkbook
Receipt Files

Financial Statements

Financial Statement Analysis

Taxes and Bookkeeping

Recordkeeping and Tax Reporting Schedules

Preparing for Uncle Sam

Appendix I Independent Contractors: Facts Versus Myths
Appendix II Worksheets
Small Business Resources

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