Author(s): Veechi Curtis & Lynley Averis
The bestselling guide to stress-free bookkeeping Do you want to save time, money, and a few grey hairs by establishing efficient bookkeeping practices? You've come to the right place! Bookkeeping For Dummies, Second Australian & New Zealand Edition, shows small business owners and bookkeepers how to record day-to-day transactions, understand GST, generate Profit & Loss reports, and so much more. Inside, you'll get to grips with bookkeeping basics, discover how to record business transactions correctly, use the latest accounting software, and find out how to manage employee payroll. You'll also get advice on allocating tricky transactions correctly. The new edition of this bestselling guide has been fully updated to include cloud accounting software, bank feeds, and automated reconciliations. You can find out about changes to BAS Agent legislation, and the latest in payroll and tax reporting obligations. New chapters include how to start your own independent bookkeeping practice, and a practical explanation of the bookkeeper's professional 'code of conduct.' * Covers cloud accounting and recent changes in the accounting software landscape * Includes information and resources specific to Australia and New Zealand * Contains a Foreword written by Matthew Addison, Executive Director of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers * Provides lots of helpful information and tips for students studying Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Financial Services. Do you know your assets from your equity? Or are you confused about depreciation? Whether you're a small business owner who is new to bookkeeping or a seasoned bookkeeping professional who wants to learn more about creating complex financial reports, Bookkeeping For Dummies sets you up for success.
Veechi Curtis is a qualified accountant and consultant who specialises in teaching small businesses about technology and finance. She is the author of several bestselling For Dummies business titles. Lynley Averis is a New Zealand MYOB(R) Certified Consultant and training specialist, as well as an accredited coach with Business Mentors New Zealand.
Foreword xvii Introduction 1 Part I: First Steps 5 Chapter 1: Introducing the Bookkeeping Game 7 Chapter 2: Creating a Framework 21 Chapter 3: Going for the Big Equation 39 Part II: Forming a Plan 57 Chapter 4: Playing a Bookkeeper's Rhythm 59 Chapter 5: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job 73 Chapter 6: Understanding GST 91 Part III: Recording Day-to-Day Transactions 113 Chapter 7: Recording Expenses and Supplier Payments 115 Chapter 8: Recording Receipts and Sales 143 Chapter 9: Paying Employees 163 Chapter 10: Reconciling Accounts 187 Part IV: Pulling It All Together 201 Chapter 11: Reporting for Payroll 203 Chapter 12: Managing Inventory and Other Assets 223 Chapter 13: Mastering Tricky Situations 243 Chapter 14: Checking Your Work 265 Chapter 15: Understanding Financial Reports 285 Chapter 16: Starting a New Financial Year 303 Part V: Running Your Own Bookkeeping Business 317 Chapter 17: Starting Up On Your Own 319 Chapter 18: Staying on the Right Side of the Law 333 Part VI: The Part of Tens 349 Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Not-for-Profit Organisations 351 Chapter 20: Ten Tricks for Collecting Money 359 Glossary 367 Index 377