Practical Accounts & Bookkeeping in easy steps
By Alex Byrne
Publication: June 12, 2012
About the book
Practical Accounts and Bookkeeping in easy steps provides assistance for anyone unfamiliar with accounts either already in the business world or waiting for that crucial moment to enter it. From understanding accounts and why they are important, the legal documents required when preparing accounts, what happens if accounts are not submitted in time and when accounts need to be sent to authorities, to the more complex scenarios of creating a balance sheet using sales ledgers, purchase ledgers and nominal ledgers, this book shows you how in easy to follow steps.
This book will help you make sense of the 'daunting' accounts world. It will help you to spot problems in the accounts and explain them to others using the correct terminology. It will show you how to get to grips with Double Entry bookkeeping, and its importance, together with how computer software has been designed to simplify the processes.
This book is certain to help the non-accountant understand businesses finances, assisting in making your company as successful as possible.
About the author
Alex Byrne worked for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for 23 years and was a senior Inspector of Taxes. He began his own tax consultancy business in 1997. He has been helping people with their tax and accountancy problems ever since, dealing with HMRC tax investigations, HMRC driven insolvencies, Capital Gains Tax problems, PAYE and Minimum National Wage settlements and any problem that anyone has with tax and HMRC. He assists with an accountancy practice and over the years has seen people get into difficulties with Companies House and HMRC often as a result of poor record keeping and failing to meet deadlines. He has seen the problems first as an Inspector of taxes and then as a tax adviser, and has worked tirelessly to produce improved computer records and record systems so business accounts can be produced efficiently at a reasonable cost.
Alex is also involved with Bright Bookkeeping Systems, which have devised a simple FREE system for businesses to use to keep their business records. It is designed to help get accountancy fees down. It consists of just two spreadsheets. You can receive the simple system free by visiting www.brightbookkeepingsystems.co.uk. Bright Bookkeeping Systems are currently working on attaching a simple Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Tax Calculation so the business knows exactly how it stands at any time and what its value is."
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