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Accounting For Canadians For Dummies

Accounting For Canadians For Dummies

John A. Tracy, Cecile Laurin

ISBN: 978-0-470-67696-7

Aug 2009

416 pages

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The only trade book that covers Canadian accounting practices.
Accounting For Canadians For Dummies helps readers get a handle on the financial aspects of their businesses, investments, or taxes. This handy guide covers the basics of accounting in language anyone can understand, but also provides detailed coverage of more complex business accounting issues, such as income statements and balance sheets, budgets and budgeting, profit and cash flow, managing inventory, and evaluating profit margins. It also discusses the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the impact it has on Canadians.

Part I: A First Look at Accounting.

Chapter 1: Strolling Through the Field of Accounting.

Chapter 2: Getting to the Bottom of the Bottom Line.

Chapter 3: Bookkeeping 101: From Shoeboxes to Computers.

Chapter 4: Accounting and Your Personal Finances.

Part II: Figuring Out Financial Statements.

Chapter 5: Making and Reporting Profit.

Chapter 6: The Genesis and Reporting of Financial Condition.

Chapter 7: Cash Sources and Uses and Reporting Cash Flows.

Chapter 8: Getting a Financial Report Ready.

Part III: Accounting in Managing a Business.

Chapter 9: First Things First: Deciding the Legal Structure.

Chapter 10: Using Accounting for Managing Profit.

Chapter 11: Budgeting Profit and Cash Flow.

Chapter 12: Cost Concepts and Conundrums.

Part IV: Financial Reports in the Public Domain.

Chapter 13: Keeping Score: Choosing and Implementing Accounting Methods.

Chapter 14: How Investors Read a Financial Report.

Chapter 15: Audits, Accounting Fraud, and Audit Failures.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Profit and Loss Questions.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways Savvy Business Managers Use Accounting.

Chapter 18: Ten Questions Savvy Investors Ask When Reading a Financial Report.

Glossary: Slashing Through the Accounting Jargon Jungle.