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Accounting For Dummies

Tracy, John A. / Tracy, Tage C.


7. Edition April 2022
448 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-83752-7
John Wiley & Sons

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Demystify your financial statements and figure out what your accountant is talking about with this straightforward roadmap to the world of accounting

Few skills are as useful as a basic understanding of accounting language. And with the right resources, learning the language of business can be intuitive, empowering, and fun.

Accounting For Dummies is the perfect place to start, whether you're operating a small business, just need help managing the family budget, or you're a rising star in corporate America. It's a financial blueprint for the everyday person, easy-to-understand, and full of practical advice.

You'll learn the basic ABC's of accounting, how to read and understand financial statements, create best in class budgets & forecasts, craft profitable business plans, take control of your own finances, gain insight on how companies get money from investors and banks, and avoid common money mistakes that trip up even the best of us. You'll also find out how to:
* Diagnose the financial health of your business and make a realistic plan to grow your company
* Improve your own or your family's money situation with sound financial planning and understanding
* Understand each of the three basic financial statements and what they say about a company's past, present, and future
* Enhance your knowledge of how accounting functions and operates in today's digital age and cloud-based world

As a useful tool for business or as a guide to your personal finances, nothing compares to accounting mastery. And once you've nailed the basics, you'll wonder how you ever lived without this universal and beautiful language.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Opening the Books on Accounting 5

Chapter 1: Accounting in Today's New Economy 7

Chapter 2: Introducing Financial Statements 29

Chapter 3: Safeguarding Company Assets 53

Chapter 4: Accounting in the Digital Age 75

Chapter 5: Recognizing the Legal and Accounting Entity 89

Part 2: Exploring Financial Statements 109

Chapter 6: Reporting Profit or Loss in the Income Statement 111

Chapter 7: Reporting Financial Condition in the Balance Sheet 137

Chapter 8: Reporting Cash Sources and Uses in the Statement of Cash Flows 161

Chapter 9: Financial Accounting Issues 183

Part 3: Understanding Financial Reports, Financial Statements, and Financial Information 207

Chapter 10: Producing Financial Reports 209

Chapter 11: Deciphering a Financial Report 231

Chapter 12: Analyzing Financial Information with Ratios 245

Chapter 13: Generating Internal Financial Information for Management Use 267

Chapter 14: Applying Wall Street's Tricks and Treats to Engineer Financial Results 289

Part 4: Leveraging Accounting in Managing a Business 301

Chapter 15: Analyzing Profit 303

Chapter 16: Accounting for Costs 325

Chapter 17: Preparing Best-in-Class Forecasts, Projections, and Budgets 347

Chapter 18: Capitalizing a Business: How, When, Why, and What 369

Part 5: The Part of Tens 397

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Managers 399

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Reading a Financial Report 409

Index 419
John A. Tracy, CPA, is an award-winning professor emeritus of accounting at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has authored The Fast Forward MBA in Finance, 2nd Edition, and Accounting Workbook For Dummies.

Tage C. Tracy, CPA, operates a financial consulting firm focused on offering CFO support and planning services to private companies. He is the author of Business Financial Information Secrets and has coauthored several For Dummies titles.

J. A. Tracy, University of Colorado