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This review is from: Small Business Accounting: Teach Yourself (Paperback)
This book is not going to turn you into an expert accountant. It won't tell you about how to use a spreadsheet, and you are unlikely to gain any significant understanding about the workings of the UK tax system.
What it does do, is provide a clear and simple mechanism for keeping track of your business accounts. The format in the book, which I'm sure is pretty rudimentary by most accountants' standards, is clear and simple. It shows you what information you need to keep and where to keep it, and what the key principles are for why you need it as well. If you keep all the paperwork as recommended in the book, you should at least not have an accountant pulling their hair out at the year end...
In my (beginner's) opinion it's well worth the money. I'd also recommend having a look at the example spreadsheets provided at [...] They follow the same principle and should give you a good idea of how the this system can be converted into a electronic version.