Basic Accounting

ebook The step-by-step course in elementary accountancy

By Nishat Azmat

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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.

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Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Basic Accounting