Small business accounting


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Small business accounting

Andy Lymer

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John Murray Learning, 2015

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Small business accounting : the jargon-free guide to accounts, budgets and forecasts

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Is this the right book for me? A jargon-free guide for the small business owner or manager Small Business Accounting is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping. Forget about debits and credits, journal entries, ledgers and day books. If you can read a bank statement this book will teach you how to prepare accounts, make cashflow forecasts and prepare a budget. And when you do need to use an accountant, it tells you how best to find a reliable one. Small Business Accounting includes: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Your bank account Chapter 3: A simple cashbook Chapter 4: Analysis columns Chapter 5: Payments - filing Chapter 6: Payments - cheque-book Chapter 7: Payments - cashbook Chapter 8: Non-allowable expenses Chapter 9: Purchase of equipment Chapter 10: Credit cards Chapter 11: Petty cash Chapter 12: Receipts - filing Chapter 13: Receipts - paying-in book Chapter 14: Receipts - cashbook Chapter 15: Capital introduced Chapter 16: End of month procedures Chapter 17: VAT Chapter 18: Wages Chapter 19: End of year totals Chapter 20: Adjustments for payments Chapter 21: Adjustments to receipts Chapter 22: Transfer to tax return Chapter 23: Trial balance Chapter 24: Final accounts Chapter 25: Budgeting and cash-flow forecasting Chapter 26: Costing and pricing Chapter 27: Computerization

Table of Contents

  • 01: introduction 02: case studies 03: your bank account: 04: a simple cashbook
  • 05: analysis columns: layout
  • managing your creditors
  • 06: payments - filing: filing invoices
  • managing your creditors
  • 07: payments - cheque book:running totals
  • old cheque books 08: payments - cashbook: 09: non-allowable expenses: 10: purchase of equipment: scope of this chapter
  • recording transactions
  • capital allowance calculations 11: credit cards: scope of this chapter
  • how to use a credit card for business
  • bill paid in full
  • when only part of the bill is paid off
  • filing
  • notes on timing 12: petty cash: cheque reimbursement
  • imprest petty cash system 13: 13 receipts - filing: cash or credit?
  • 14: receipts - paying-in book: credit business
  • cash business 15: receipts - cashbook: 16: capital introduced: 17: end of month procedures: 18: VAT
  • scope of this chapter
  • 19: wages: scope of this chapter
  • 20: end of year totals: cashbook totals
  • adjustment for balances brought forward
  • further adjustments 21: adjustments for payments:recording the adjustments
  • possible adjustments 22: adjustments to receipts: debtors
  • 23: transfer to tax return: 24: trial balance: introduction
  • 25: final accounts: adjusting payments
  • 26: budgeting and cash-flow forecasting: 27: costing and pricing: introduction
  • 28: computerisation: introduction
  • : appendix 1: ten top tips for choosing an accountant : appendix 2: jargonbuster : appendix 3: stationery list : appendix 4: recording sales of assets in a set of accounts : index

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    ix, 230 p.
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