A one-stop accounting reference
Packed with vital information culled from the extensive For Dummies accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing libraries, Accounting All-in-One For Dummies is a powerful, one-stop reference.
Accounting All-in-One For Dummies is a comprehensive resource on a variety of accounting concepts. You ll get up to speed on: setting up your accounting system; recording accounting transactions; adjusting and closing entries; preparing income statements and balance sheets; planning and budgeting for your business; handling cash and making purchase decisions; and more.
Ways to report on your financial statements
How to make savvy business decisions
Auditing and detecting financial fraud
Accounting All-in-One For Dummies is a one-stop reference for students studying the application of accounting theories and a valuable desk reference for accounting professionals in the workforce.
Introduction 1 Book I: Setting Up Your Accounting System 5 Chapter 1: Grasping Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics 7 Chapter 2: Outlining Your Financial Road Map with a Chart of Accounts 17 Chapter 3: Using Journal Entries and Ledgers 27 Chapter 4: Choosing an Accounting Method 43 Book II: Recording Accounting Transactions 53 Chapter 1: Keeping the Books 55 Chapter 2: Tracking Purchases 67 Chapter 3: Counting Your Sales 79 Chapter 4: Processing Employee Payroll and Benefits 91 Chapter 5: Computing and Reporting Payroll Taxes 111 Book III: Adjusting and Closing Entries 123 Chapter 1: Depreciating Your Assets 125 Chapter 2: Paying and Collecting Interest 137 Chapter 3: Proving Out the Cash 147 Chapter 4: Reconciling Accounts and Closing Journal Entries 157 Chapter 5: Checking Your Accuracy 175 Chapter 6: Adjusting the Books 185 Book IV: Preparing Income Statements and Balance Sheets 195 Chapter 1: Brushing Up on Accounting Standards 197 Chapter 2: Preparing an Income Statement and Considering Profit 207 Chapter 3: Assessing the Balance Sheet's Asset Section 223 Chapter 4: Digging for Debt in the Balance Sheet s Liabilities Section 239 Chapter 5: Explaining Ownership in the Equit y Section of the Balance Sheet 253 Chapter 6: Coupling the Income Statement and Balance Sheet 265 Book V: Reporting on Your Financial Statements 279 Chapter 1: Presenting Financial Condition and Business Valuation 281 Chapter 2: Laying Out Cash Flows and Changes in Equity 291 Chapter 3: Analyzing Financial Statements 305 Chapter 4: Reading Explanatory Notes and Disclosures 321 Chapter 5: Studying the Repor t to the Shareholders 335 Book VI: Planning and Budgeting for Your Business 347 Chapter 1: Incorporating Your Business 349 Chapter 2: Choosing a Legal Structure for a Business 361 Chapter 3: Drawing Up a Business Plan to Secure Cash 371 Chapter 4: Budgeting for a Better Bottom Line 383 Chapter 5: Mastering and Flexing Your Budgeting 395 Chapter 6: Planning for Long-Term Obligations 407 Book VII: Making Savvy Business Decisions 419 Chapter 1: Estimating Costs with Job Costing 421 Chapter 2: Performing Activity-Based Costing 437 Chapter 3: Examining Contribution Margin 453 Chapter 4: Accounting for Change with Variance Analysis 469 Chapter 5: Making Smart Pricing Decisions 487 Book VIII: Handling Cash and Making Purchase Decisions 497 Chapter 1: Identifying Costs and Matching Costs with Revenue 499 Chapter 2: Exploring Inventory Cost Flow Assumptions 507 Chapter 3: Answering the Question: Should I Buy That? 519 Chapter 4: Knowing When to Use Debt to Finance Your Business 533 Chapter 5: Interpreting Your Financial Results as a Manager 547 Book IX: Auditing and Detecting Financial Fraud 555 Chapter 1: Mulling Over Sarbanes-Oxley Regulation 557 Chapter 2: Preventing Cash Losses from Embezzlement and Fraud 571 Chapter 3: Assessing Audit Risk 585 Chapter 4: Collecting and Documenting Audit Evidence 607 Chapter 5: Auditing a Client s Internal Controls 625 Chapter 6: Getting to Know the Most Common Fraud Schemes 647 Chapter 7: Cooked Books: Finding Financial Statement Fraud 663 Index 673