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Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies by [Kelly, Jane, Epstein, Lita]
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Get to grips with bookkeeping basics Sharpen your skills with interactive exercises and demonstration problems Perform a wide variety of financial transactions Design a bookkeeping system that works for you – and stay on top of your transactions It′s easy to feel intimidated by the ins and outs of bookkeeping – day–to–day and at year end – but with an understanding of the basics, it needn′t be tricky. This no–nonsense workbook leads you through every stage of preparing and maintaining a ledger so you know exactly what your assets are doing and how to maximise your profits. Packed with insider tips, checklists and practical bookkeeping exercises, there′s really no better time to get things in balance. Discover Ways to record, track and adjust bookkeeping entries How to calculate cost trends Advice on tackling taxes, interest rates and depreciation Tips on drawing up accurate profit and loss statements – and analysing what they mean Sample invoices, credit notes and calculation tables The Dummies Workbook Way Plain–English explanations Step–by–step procedures Hands–on practice exercises Ample workspace to work out problems Tear–out Cheat Sheet A dash of humour and fun

About the Author

Jane Kelly is a Chartered management consultant, bookkeeping teacher, and author of Sage 50 Accounts For Dummies . Lita Epstein is an expert financial author and adviser.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13055 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (14 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004H4XLJC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
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I this book is written much more for a US reader than a UK reader. Obviously it still contains theory that is pertinent to accounting needs everywhere but you have to get thru a lot of US stuff to get to it (everything is in dollars, and set up for how accounts are done in the US - confusing for those new to bookeeping). Obviously Tax in the UK is different to the US.., but it spends a lot of time talking about this. Terminology used is very US too, again, confusing to someone new to bookeeping.

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.
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By Laura Smith VINE VOICE on 29 Jan. 2012
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I'm doing an accounting course, and was struggling with my text books, which aren't very user friendly I find. I just felt I needed more practical tasks to help me with my learning, and this seemed perfect. I love the way the 'Dummies' series works, it really seems to get the information fixed in your head more, and this book has plenty of exercises to help with this too. Things seem much easier now - if I pass the course, it will be down to this book!
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By Sassy TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Oct. 2011
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Bookkeeping Workbook for Dummies (UK Edition - updated with £'s although the font is rather an unusual one!)

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.
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...but maybe that's more because I didn't want to become one. If you're like me the idea of a little bookkeeping sends you screaming to the hills. But since I started my own business it is something I've just had to face, with a lot of help from my accountant. But I don't want to lean on my accountant too hard (it costs me more, for a start), so I've been trying to figure out ways to make my bookkeeping (as a non-professional term) better.

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).
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By Johannsen VINE VOICE on 2 Nov. 2011
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I came across this book shortly after starting a correspondence course on the subject. The course was 10 times the price of the book,each lesson had some examples but failed to show how the end result was achieved. Was not very comprehensive either. I felt left to bumble through assignments then send my attempts to a tutor for correction, rather than be educated.

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
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