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Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies Kindle Edition
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I also found it frustrating that a lot of the first entries in the book relate to the difference between accrual and cash accounting methods. As far as I am aware Cash methods are never used but it spends a lot of time (and gives u exercises to do on both methods) on these methods rather than just telling u how to do the one method. Again I think this could be confusing to a person new to bookeeping.
I have returned the book and bought Frank Wood's Book-keeping and Accounts instead who is a well known UK bookeeping/accounts author . Its much more professionally written, less confusing and takes u through the syllabus for both OCR, IAB and AAT exams.
Although I am no expert, I have completed an accounting (AAT) and a bookkeeping course (RSA) before, several years ago (and I know more about bookkeeping than beekeeping, that's for sure!) However, I felt my current circumstances would benefit from a refresher course and that's exactly what I got and more.
In true "Guides for Dummies" style, Chartered Accountant Jane Kelly, ACMA, and Finance Expert, Lita Epstein. MBA, share their joint knowledge through interactive excersises, which demonstrate a wide variety of financial transactions and highlight the problems that can occur.
From the bookkeeping basics (discovering your busines type, understanding terms and day-to-day transaction management) through to the more advanced (corrections of ledgers, P&L statements and the "Top Ten Problems to Practise") it's a workbook packed with information, samples and solutions with that famous touch of humour to make it more fun and less of a number-crunching chore. A great reference and workbook to keep close by for anyone starting a business, or needing a refresher course produced by the popular "Dummies" brand many of us already know and trust and it gets top marks from me for what I need. Whether it is suitable for accounting professionals these days, I am uncertain, but if in doubt please check with your tutor.
Hence grabbing a copy of this book.
It started off badly - the first couple of chapters went on and on about ledgers and double-entry book keeping and lit up my fight-or-flee reaction like a Christmas tree. But after a couple of days of recovery I came back and had another go.
The problem with this book is that it is written for bookkeepers, not for half-motivated people like me who'd really just like prefer that someone else do it. So it comes across very dry and is a bit tedious to read. But after struggling with the jargon I started to realise that it is also very concise. Given the subject the book isn't really all that thick and there are sections that aren't relevant to everyone, so provided you don't run away too often there's not that much to work through. Understanding it all and putting it into practice is another thing, but this book actually works best as a quick reference rather than a learning tool.
Most of the real meat is to be found on HMRC's website, which the book sends you to quite often (remember I said the book was surprisingly thin?). The section on VAT, for example, is not even 1½ pages long, so if you want to understand all the bitty details of different situations you need to go online (something I've already done and found fairly incomprehensible).Read more ›
This book does it correctly, I got more from the first chapters than from an entire, and pricey for what it was, correspondence course.
Very good book for busines startups
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just not what I was wanting to Indepth for my needs I needed a dummy dummies book lolPublished 4 months ago by Mrs. Sally Price
Unlike BookKeeping for Dummies, this workbook was actually of great help during my course. It gave me other scenarios, some of them made abit more sense than my course work.Published 14 months ago by lesley kidney
SILLY COVER COMPLETE WAIST OF PAPER WAS IT PRINTED FOR AMERICANSPublished 21 months ago by d t wills
I am studying for AAT book keeping and I have found this a great revision resource. Easy read and reference. Read morePublished on 11 Jun. 2014 by banannafrog
Great book great service. Easy to understand and has helped me refresh my book keeping skills. Just a shame SAGE is so expensivePublished on 7 Dec. 2012 by Kayzee B
This book is very good and does help with book-keeping, however it is not really that different from any other basic book-keeping book I read. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2012 by Ms. J. Bedford