Accounting For Dummies (6th Edition)
By: John A. Tracy (author)Paperback
Open the books on accounting with this friendly guide
Want to make sense of accounting basics but don't know where to begin? This new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you speak your accountant's language with ease minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. Written in plain English, it quickly gets you up to speed on how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for private or public companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, manage budgets for a better bottom line, and so much more.
Whether you're a small business owner, a manager with budget responsibilities, or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers without losing your cool. From tips for getting the most out of reading a financial report to ways to analyze and manage profit and everything in between it gives you the jargon-free introduction to accounting you need to make sense of those numbers.
Get the scoop on accounting basics and standardsRead and understand financial statements with easeReport income and expenses for public or private sectorsCreate great financials and boost your bottom line
If the thought of accounting gives you anxiety, you're in luck! Accounting For Dummies is your no-nonsense ticket to success!
John A. Tracy, CPA, a former staff accountant at Ernst & Young, taught accounting at the University of Colorado for many years. Tracy authored the first five editions of Accounting For Dummies. His other books include How to Read a Financial Report and Accounting Workbook For Dummies.
Introduction 1 Part 1: Opening the Books on Accounting 5 CHAPTER 1: Accounting Spoken Here 7 CHAPTER 2: Introducing Financial Statements 29 CHAPTER 3: Keeping the Books and Guarding the Family Jewels 53 CHAPTER 4: Knowing the Accounting Entity 77 Part 2: Exploring Financial Statements 101 CHAPTER 5: Reporting Profit or Loss in the Income Statement 103 CHAPTER 6: Reporting Financial Condition in the Balance Sheet 129 CHAPTER 7: Reporting Cash Sources and Uses in the Statement of Cash Flows .153 CHAPTER 8: Financial Accounting Issues 171 Part 3: Reading Financial Reports 191 CHAPTER 9: Getting a Financial Report Ready for Release 193 CHAPTER 10: Reading a Financial Report 215 CHAPTER 11: Inside Information for Managers Only 241 Part 4: Accounting in Managing a Business 261 CHAPTER 12: Analyzing Profit 263 CHAPTER 13: Accounting for Costs 285 CHAPTER 14: Budgeting 307 Part 5: The Part of Tens 327 CHAPTER 15: Ten Tips for Managers 329 CHAPTER 16: Ten Tips for Reading a Financial Report 339 Appendix: Glossary: Slashing through the Accounting Jargon Jungle 349 Index 365
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