The Accounting Game

Author: Darrell Mullis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402231612
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"Fantastic Learning Tool...Don't let this book title fool you. It is not an oversimplification of accounting and financial principles. It is, however, a serious and very effective examination of a very small but progressively complex business. There are not many books available on the market that make a complex and dry subject understandable and even fun. This book successfully does just that." -Amazon Reviewer The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you're a manager, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you've likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting...but baffled by complicated accounting books. What if learning accounting could be as simple and fun as running a child's lemonade stand? It can. The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget you're learning key skills that will help you get ahead! Using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, this book makes a dry subject fun and understandable. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus: --Interactive format gives you hands-on experience --Color-coded charts and worksheets help you remember key terms --Step-by-step process takes you from novice to expert with ease --Fun story format speeds retention of essential concepts --Designed to apply what you learn to the real world The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the difficult subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use! "The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants." -John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings

The Accounting Game

Author: Darrell Mullis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402211864
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

By using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of finance management, this book makes key accounting basics fun and understandable.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Accounting

Author: Lita Epstein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592575305
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Accounting, Second Edition, is for small business owners, novice bookkeepers, and accounting clerks who need a comprehensive overview of the monthly accounting process. It guides readers through the ins and outs of creating accounts, conducting transactions, handling employees and payroll, managing month-end procedures, and issuing financial reports. It also covers the various types of accounting software programs available and how to use them to manage a manual set of books. In addition, this new edition includes: Updates to current corporate tax rates Changes to inventory management procedures An all-new appendix featuring the latest government forms Changes to depreciation and sales taxes New and updated computer software programs

Accounting for Non accountants

Author: Wayne Allan Label
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402206573
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide for businesspeople covers such essentials as financial statements, balance sheets, liabilities, assets, and income statements.

Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials

Author: Stuart A. McCrary
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470549564
Release Date: 2009-09-25
Genre: Business & Economics

An indispensable hands-on guide to financial accounting In light of recent accounting scandals, it is critical that all financial practitioners understand and play by the rules of the accounting field. Starting from the assumption that the reader is not familiar with any accounting jargon, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials presents material in a way that explains the key features of modern accounting step by step and helps you develop an intuitive understanding of accounting. Each chapter presents important accounting concepts, from inventory valuation methods and the timing of erosion of productive assets to how internal managers calculate ratios and trends to evaluate business efficiency. For those who need to understand the language and law of this discipline in order to communicate effectively with accountants and clients, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials will be an indispensable guide.

The Lemonade Stand

Author: Ara Bagdasarian
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1469906562
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

"Forget the business plan, the venture capital, and the year-long lease. You don't need them. This book will show you how to get a profitable business up and running without risking it all. For anyone who dreams of a new perspective on entrepreneurship in the twenty-first century. The thirteen principles are guidelines that empower and inspire anyone to welcome adversity, embrace challenges, and turn problems into profitable innovations. It all starts with an idea, and there has never been a better time than now to be an entrepreneur."--Back cover.

Financial Statements

Author: Thomas R. Ittelson
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601630230
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Now the best-selling book of its kind has gotten even better. This revised and expanded second edition of Ittelson's master work will give you that firm grasp of "the numbers" necessary for business success. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Financial Statements is a perfect introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers, stock-market investors, undergraduate business and MBA students, lawyers, lenders, entrepreneurs, and more. Most introductory finance and accounting books fail either because they are written "by accountants for accountants" or the authors "dumb down" the concepts until they are virtually useless. Financial Statements deftly shows that all this accounting and financial-reporting stuff is not rocket science and that you can understand it! Ittelson empowers non-financial managers by clearly and simply demonstrating how the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement work together to offer a "snapshot" of any company's financial health. Every term is defined in simple, understandable language. Every concept is explained with a basic, straightforward transaction example. And with the book's uniquely visual approach, you'll be able to see exactly how each transaction affects the three key financial statement of the enterprise. Two new major sections with nine new chapters were added to this revised second edition of Financial Statements, simply the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to financial reporting available.

Accounting in a Nutshell

Author: Janet Walker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080943152
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Designed primarily for middle and junior management who deal with financial information without really understanding the content; students who are studying accounting as a non-specialist subject, for example on a business studies or engineering course. The book serves as a basic reference to be used throughout the course. It will also be particularly helpful in providing the basic grounding that is required before moving on to the more technical and in-depth study of the subject that may be required on some courses. Students who are embarking on a course of study to become a professional accountant will also find this book of major benefit. In addition to revisions through out, a new new chapter 'Making long-term investment decisions' covering capital investment decisions, extends and rounds out the final part of the book: using Financial Information to Manage a Business. The chapter deals with the investment appraisal process and covers the main investment appraisal techniques from the point of view of a non-specialist: payback periods, accounting rate of return and discounted cash flow methods are just some of the new topics covered. The focus will be on the level of understanding that a non-specialist requires in the work place as such, in keeping with the rest of the book, the chapter includes practical examples and exercises to enhance the reader's understanding. * Jargon free and easy to understand - no prior knowledge of the subject necessary * Focuses on the principles and use of accounting information * Review questions to assess progress at each stage and many fully worked exercises and examples

Basic Accounting

Author: Nishat Azmat
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444124446
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Is this the right book for me? Basic Accounting is a complete, step-by-step course in elementary accounting. Giving clear and concise explanations of accounting principles and practice including PAYE, cashflow statements, accounting for share capital, accounting standards and non-financial reporting, it is perfect for the newcomer to basic accounting, the first- level accounting student or anybody needing to brush up their accounting skills. No prior knowledge of bookkeeping or accounting is assumed. Clear explanations, diagrams and worked examples enable you to master the basic principles then apply them to practical examples to consolidate and test your knowledge. Basic Accounting includes: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Source documents Chapter 3: The ledger system Chapter 4: Balancing the cash book Chapter 5: Double entry theory and practice Chapter 6: The trial balance Chapter 7: Gross profit and stock Chapter 8: Trading and profit and loss and accounts Chapter 9: The balance sheet Chapter 10: Illustrative example Chapter 11: Cash and bank transactions Chapter 12: Bank reconciliation Chapter 13: The petty cash book Chapter 14: Credit transactions and suppliers' accounts Chapter 15: The accounts of credit customers Chapter 16: Purchases and sales returns Chapter 17: VAT and PAYE Chapter 18: Classification of ledger accounts Chapter 19: Final accounts of a sole trader Chapter 20: Interpretation of accounts Chapter 21: Cash flow statements Chapter 22: Capital and revenue expenditure Chapter 23: The genera; journal Chapter 24: Depreciation of fixed assets Chapter 25: Bad debts and provision for bad debts Chapter 26: Year-end adjustments Chapter 27: Incomplete records and single entry Chapter 28: Non-trading concerns and club accounts Chapter 29: Control Accounts Chapter 30: Partnership accounts Chapter 31: Accounting for management Chapter 32: Costs of production and manufacturing accounts Chapter 33: Introduction to limited companies Chapter 34: Accounting for share capital Chapter 35: The final accounts of a limited company Chapter 36: Accounting standards Chapter 37: Non-financial reporting Chapter 38: Computerized accounting Learn effortlessly with easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of accounting. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Accounting Basics

Author: Michael Celender
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1482324814
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

With over 360 pages of accounting theory and questions, it is undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive basic accounting guides in existence today, and with its concise and clear explanations and hundreds of diagrams and images, it is also the simplest. It is a guidebook and study aide for the accounting student. And while it has been tailor made for both high school and college students, it is also very handy for working professionals who need to brush up on all the basic accounting concepts and practices.

Accounting Simplified

Author: William Ruland
Publisher: South-Western Pub
ISBN: 0324116616
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Accounting is essential, and easy to learn. At its most basic, it's simply the grammar of business, giving structure to the way financial information is recorded. It is also the language of finance, providing the vocabulary that you need to work effectively in the business world. The fact is, if you want to manage successfully and really master the art of business, you have to understand financial statements--those documents that summarize the financial results of your business. Accounting Simplified: A Self-Study Guide will help you accomplish this goal easily and quickly. If you are: An investor considering whether to buy, sell or hold securities; A lender evaluating loan requests; A supplier deciding whether to extend credit; A manager trying to determine how to run your business better; you will immediately benefit from this straightforward, no-nonsense book. Using this simple self-study guide, you'll quickly learn how to: Work comfortably with income statements and balance sheets by understanding revenues and expenses; assets, liabilities, and owners equity; Analyse and record transactions and determine how they relate to the financial statements; Close the books in preparation for a new year; Recognize income whether on an accrual basis or a cash basis, and what the difference is; Understand and record prepaid expenses, inventories, and long-lived assets; And much more. Filled with examples and practice exercises you can do at your own pace, in your own time, this practical "how-to" book will lead you to a higher level of business expertise and give you renewed confidence in your daily business tasks.

Nonprofit Bookkeeping and Accounting For Dummies

Author: Sharon Farris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470432365
Release Date: 2009-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers advice on how to keep financial records for a nonprofit organization, including how to set up an operating budget, choose an accounting system, track federal money, prepare for an audit, and fill out tax forms.

Accounting Demystified

Author: Jeffry R. Haber
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814407900
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

At last, an accounting book for the numerically challenged.

American Corrections

Author: Todd R. Clear
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305544659
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Long at the forefront of the course and now in its Eleventh Edition, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS has been a trusted resource for introducing students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with the most well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.