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Bookkeeping and Accounting

The Ultimate Guide to Basic Bookkeeping and Basic Accounting Principles for Small Business
Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

Three comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Bookkeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Bookkeeping for Small Business
  • Accounting: The Ultimate Guide to Accounting for Beginners - Learn the Basic Accounting Principles
  • Accounting: An Essential Guide to Learning Accounting Quickly

This audiobook is intended for people who want to know something about the fundamentals of bookkeeping and accounting without necessarily becoming a certified bookkeeper or accountant. Many people are in this position; small business owners, employers, employees, business owners, stockholders, investors, and many, many more. Most of these folks do not need a deep understanding of bookkeeping or accounting; they just need to learn what it is and how they should be using it. Just as important, they need to understand what bookkeepers and accountants are talking about in their reports. They must learn the vocabulary and the most important terms. If you are one of those, you have found the right audiobook for you.

Here are just some of the questions and topics discussed within this audiobook:

  • Bookkeeping Basics
  • What’s New in Bookkeeping for Small Business?
  • Managing Assets, Liabilities and Owner’s Equity
  • Using Ledgers and Journals to Track Business Activity
  • Bookkeeping When You Have Employees
  • Depreciation
  • Adjusting Entries
  • Making Sense out of the Financial Statements
  • Taxes for Small Businesses
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Income Statement
  • Measures and Ratios
  • And much, much more

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about bookkeeping and accounting!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Greg Shields (P)2017 Greg Shields

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Thorough but designed for US markets

I wanted to learn more about bookkeeping, despite having a bookkeeper in order to better understand the financial information in my business.

I'm based in the UK and some of the information was tailored to US markets and businesses. Absolutely fine, but a UK version would be great.

It's very thorough and covers a lot, while also repeating core points to help the reader.

Small note to the audiobook company too, 11:18 into chapter 49, the reader makes a mistake and swears. Not a massive deal but editing should have caught it and I had kids in the car.

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over a good listen

I am a complete novice so there was lot of new words for me but educational and worth the money.
I guess for a novice like me I will benefit more the 2nd or 3rd listen

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  • Shorty
  • RICHMOND, SURREY United Kingdom
  • 17-07-18

it might be better in hard copy

As an accountant starting off I thought I would listen to this and see if it added anything new. It didn't but that's not to say it wasn't useful. Even though this book is written from an American perspective a lot of the GAAP principles are the same in the UK. For anybody who monitors this book in one of the chapters at 11 minutes 20 i there is swearing as the speaker thinks he made a mistake!

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Uncomplicated

I found this book to be uncomplicated allowing for more easy understanding without needing a college degree. It's informative and very helpful for the new small business owner.

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A How To Book

This is essentially a "how to run a small business for dummies" kind of book. It doesn't just cover the book keeping, it also touches on the logistical and overhead type items like ordering supplies and other costs of doing business.

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Good Information

The book contained recent information and was very detailed about the general small business actions as they relate to accounting. It explained business structures and roles within an accounting department and had lots of financial tables and breakdowns.

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A Detailed Book

I have been considering opening my own business for a while now, so I started looking into details of running a business. One thing I have never been the greatest at is finances and accounting. I know that it takes a lot of money to hire an accountant, and with a new business and a lot of expenses, I would much rather be able to do it on my own. This is a wonderful for learning bookkeeping and accounting for your business.

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I Loved It

This book really helps you understand just what it takes to run your own business and make sure you become financially ready. I can honestly say that after reading this book, I am much more confident in my decision to start my business.

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It Covers everything

This book covers all the way from startup to tax season. It isn't overly detailed but covers most everything you need to know to make sure you are doing appropriate accounting for your business.

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Wonderful Resource

This book is a wonderful resource for those who are just starting out their own businesses. Not only does it cover my type of business (i.e. a service) it also covers businesses that sell goods. From very small sole proprietorship to much bigger businesses!

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  • Michael
  • 08-12-18

Learned more about accounting then I had in class.

This is a collection of teachings. I thought the book ended, 'was it 3 times?', several times before its final ending. There was one surprise and was the best part of the listen.

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  • Robert Ber
  • 26-11-18

I hate accounting

I hate accounting, and I’m having a really hard time understanding the concepts being taught; however, this is the best book on the topic I’ve heard so far.

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  • John F.
  • 04-12-18

Not helpful as an audiobook

this audiobook is very hard to understand because of its format. Seems like the reader is just reading off numbers and equations at certain times, which for me and probably most people are better absorbed visually than through audio. The book also repeats itself about same terms.

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  • Wsil Ali
  • 29-04-18

Good Basic Book

This book goes over basic structures of businesses. One thing I learned that is so valuable is to keep business and personal financials separate. If you're just starting out, you'll want to read about the different roles accountants play in businesses.

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  • Sierra Brandon
  • 29-04-18

Good One

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I think this is a good book for newer businesses. It helps understand the different aspects of accounting. I guess everyone is on different levels in their understandings of accounting terms.

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  • Zinger
  • 29-04-18

A Great Resourse

This book is a great resource for anyone wanting to know more about accounting as it relates to small businesses. It really walks you through all of the details and helps you to learn about different types of structures, corporations, small businesses, payroll, and more.

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  • Courty
  • 26-03-18

Good For Your Business

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If you own a small business, are planning on starting one, or are interested in the subject, you need this book for the accounting aspect. This book will inform you well and open your eyes.

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  • Ranjeet
  • 26-03-18

A Perfect Book

A perfect bookkeeping and accounting reference book for beginners. So easy to understand and full of useful information. A bargain! This book alone will not make you an expert or to be able to handle your own accounting, but I do recommend this book as a guide to get you going.

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  • Morgan
  • 26-03-18

Good Audible Book

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Accounting and bookkeeping can be difficult and this book sheds some light on what needs to be done.

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  • Mira Wilson
  • 26-03-18

Solid Introduction

This is a solid introduction to accounting and bookkeeping. I would recommend this small business owner to help the understand the accounting practices for their small business.