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Bookkeeping for Dummies

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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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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 Financ
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
Sep 07, 2010 Inma rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jan 04, 2017 HaameD rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: accounting
I needed to learn a bit of book keeping and of course the double entry bookkeeping for my Financial accounting ACCA F3 course and this book was of help to me.The UK side of the book was also of help to me for my ACCA exams. while it can get a bit wordy and boring sometimes , I think that's just fair given that the subject of the book is also not that interesting. overall I think that Epstein has done a great job and I really liked the book.
H M Reynolds
Jan 25, 2015 H M Reynolds rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good volume to get if you want to learn about what is involved in bookkeeping and know relatively little about it.

If you plan to take it up as a career, you might want to consider doing a professional qualification, which will acquaint you with bookkeeping in greater depth. However, this is a great place to start.
Lu Ann
Dec 26, 2009 Lu Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My kids gave me this book for Christmas. Are they trying to help me prepare for retirement, or are they calling me a dummy:)
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