Discover everything you need to know to take control of your accounts and manage the success of your business or personal finances.
Brilliant Accounting is the practical, step-by-step guide that will help you get to grips with accounting basics. Written by an accounting expert with years of experience, Brilliant Accounting is free from technical jargon and theory and is packed with practical examples and expert tips and tricks.
This book covers everything you need to know, from understanding reports to using accounting information to manage and develop your business.
Martin Quinn is a qualified accountant and Lecturer in Accounting at Dublin City University. He has just completed a PhD thesis at the University of Dundee. His teaching focus is management accounting, while his research interests include management accounting change, information systems in management accounting, and management accounting in small business. He is the author of the Pearson books, Book-keeping and Accounts for Entrepreneurs and Brilliant Book-keeping.
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Part 1 The basics of accounting
1 Some basic concepts
Part 2 Preparing financial statements
3 The double entry accounting system
4 The income statement
5 The balance sheet
6 Financial statements of limited companies
7 Cash flow statements
Part 3 Using accounting to help manage a business
8 Understanding costs
9 Budgeting basics
Part 4 Interpreting and using financial statements - what outsiders do
10 Analysing financial statements
11 Using financial statements to value a business
12 Getting ready for an audit