Bookkeeping for Dummies
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Bookkeeping for Dummies

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Accurate and complete bookkeeping is crucial to any business owner, but it's also important to those who work with the business, such as investors, financial institutions, and employees. People both inside and outside the business all depend on a bookkeeper's accurate recordings."Bookkeeping For Dummies" provides the easy and painless way to master this crucial art. You'll...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 9th 2011 by For Dummies (first published November 1st 2005)
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Sep 07, 2010 Inma rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in bookkeeping
The book is the American version, and it covers bookkeeping from the American point of view. As a person living in Ireland I found that most of the book was easily translated to bookkeeping in Ireland or the UK. Only the part dedicated to payroll and taxes was exclusively American, that might be about 20% or less of the book. And even that part might be interesting from an Irish or UK point of view.

Once you get over the fact that the book is destined to an American public and make a bit of "tran...more
I may be rating this a little higher than it deserves, as I haven't found anything in this category I'm completely satisfied with. I was able to get the information I needed out of the book, but, for someone with absolutely no background in accounting (which is the intended audience, I assume) the whole issue of how double entries work is counterintuitive and the explanation in this book was not as clear as it could have been. I ended up going to another book to reread the section on journals an...more
Sassy Brit
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 bee keeping, 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 Finan...more
Not the most exciting read, but it helps a newbie understand the key components of bookkeeping and QuickBooks.
Lu Ann
My kids gave me this book for Christmas. Are they trying to help me prepare for retirement, or are they calling me a dummy:)
Brian Hinton
Learning how to keep the books for Amanda and when I start my own business.
Linda Walters
Great introduction or refresher.
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