Want to make sense of accounting basics but don't know where to begin? This new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you speak your accountant's language with ease?minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. Written in plain English, it quickly gets you up to speed on how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for private or public companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, manage budgets for a better bottom line, and so much more.
Whether you're a small business owner, a manager with budget responsibilities, or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers?without losing your cool. From tips for getting the most out of reading a financial report to ways to analyze and manage profit?and everything in between?it gives you the jargon-free introduction to accounting you need to make sense of those numbers.
If the thought of accounting gives you anxiety, you're in luck! Accounting For Dummies is your no-nonsense ticket to success!
Get up and running with Xero in a flash
Xero is fast emerging as the leader of online accounting software around the world, representing a serious challenge to MYOB, Sage and Quickbooks. Xero For Dummies provides you with all the information you need to set up your own Xero account from scratch, convert to Xero from another accounting software provider or start using Xero to its full potential.
Easy to use and deceptively powerful, Xero is so much more than a spreadsheet – it can help you streamline reporting; manage inventory; simplify accounts; and organise suppliers, customers and more. Automatic imports, intuitive coding and seamless synching across multiple business platforms gets the paperwork done quickly so you can get back to running your business. This new fourth edition includes updates to the interface and coverage of the newest features, including updates on generating reports, working with fixed assets and managing contacts, sales and payables so you can optimise your system to help your business thrive.
You didn't start your business in order to become an accountant, but bookkeeping is critically important to the short- and long-term health of your company. Xero simplifies the process and saves you time, and Xero For Dummies helps you leverage every feature Xero has to offer.
MYOB Software For Dummies covers everything you need to know about using MYOB, from setting up your accounting file to analysing sales figures, managing payroll to preparing Business Activity Statements ? and everything in between. With in-depth coverage of all major updates to the current MYOB software release, plus extensive guidance on utilising MYOB's cloud-accounting features, this fun and friendly guide will help you become a MYOB master!
MYOB is the biggest selling accounting software in Australia, and MYOB Software For Dummies is the leading reference guide available to help you manage your accounts with ease. Written by Veechi Curtis, a well-known industry expert, this new edition has been fully updated to cover all the latest updates and new features. So what are you waiting for? It's time to let the trusted help of For Dummies take your skills to the next level!
If you're a small business owner who is new to MYOB ? or new to the latest version ?MYOB Software For Dummies sets you up for success.
Family trusts can be quite complex and difficult to set up correctly, and many people don't realise just how beneficial a trust can be. Even for families of average income, trusts deserve a second look. Family Trusts: A Plain English Guide for Australian Families of Average Means, 5th Edition is a comprehensive guide to the advantages and disadvantages, investment nuances, taxation regulations, and social security rules surrounding trusts. This book, by author Nick Renton, and newly updated by Rod Caldwell, provides the information you need to make an informed decision and ask the right questions of your financial and legal advisors.
The book details all aspects of both setting up and running a family trust, including discretionary versus unitised trusts, trust deeds, and the roles and responsibilities of settlors and trustees. You'll learn how trusts can be used to benefit philanthropic foundations, and how to manage a trust intended for the financial care of a child with an intellectual disability. This Fifth Edition has been fully updated for the 2014 ? 2015 tax year, and amended to parallel the May 2014 budget. The new material details topics like:
The book also includes real-life case studies that provide examples of proper handling and help illustrate important concepts. Additionally, alternatives are discussed for situations where a family trust may not be the best structure to use. If you're an average person wishing to ensure your family's financial well-being, Family Trusts: A Plain English Guide for Australian Families of Average means, 5th Edition is the most complete guide on the market.
The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy.
Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation.
With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
The Loopholes of Real Estate reveals the tax and legal strategies used by the rich for generations to acquire and benefit from real estate investments. Clearly written, The Loopholes of Real Estate shows you how to open tax loopholes for your benefit and close legal loopholes for your protection.
If you're not a numbers person, then balance sheets and financial jargon can be intimidating and easy to ignore. But if you want to advance in your career, it's crucial that you are able to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others.
In How Finance Works, Mihir Desai — a professor at Harvard Business School and author of the widely praised book The Wisdom of Finance — guides you into the complex but endlessly fascinating world of finance and demystifies it in the process.
This custom edition is published for the University of Newcastle.
It comprises of selected chapters from Accounting for Business Students.
Budgeting: A Practical Approach, provides students with a practical, competency based approach to the principles and preparation of budgets.
The National Institute of Accountants (NIA) The NIA is one of three peak bodies for accounting professionals in Australia. With more than 12 500 members in Australia and overseas, NIA members work in industry, commerce, government, academia and public practice.
The 2021 reference for the interpretation and application of the latest international standards
Wiley IFRS® Standards 2021 is a revised and comprehensive resource that includes the information needed to interpret and apply the most recent International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS®) as outlined by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
This accessible resource contains a wide range of practical examples as well as invaluable guidance on the expanding framework for unified financial reporting. The authors provide IFRIC interpretations and directions designed to ensure a clear understanding of the most recent standards.
The IFRS® standards are ever evolving, therefore it is essential that professionals and students have the information needed to apply the standards correctly in real-world cases. Wiley IFRS® Standards 2021 offers a complete, up-to-date reference that aids in the application of the latest international standards in a manner that is transparent, accountable and efficient. This edition includes IFRS 9 Financial Instruments; IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers; IFRS 16 Leases and amendments issued and effective for annual periods beginning on or after 01 January 2020 as issued by the IASB by 30 June 2020. This edition also includes some introductory guidance for IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts and incorporates the revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting 2018.
This guide is written by the people passionate about IFRS® at PKF International. PKF International member firms specialise in providing high quality audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory solutions to international and domestic organisations around the globe.
PKF International is a member of the Forum of Firms – an organisation dedicated to consistent and high-quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide. www.pkf.com.
PKF International Limited administers a family of legally independent firms and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions of any individual member or correspondent firm or firms. All rights reserved.
Learn to speak fluent finance—and ace your exams!
Warren Buffett said that “accounting is the language of business.’’ And for many accounting and business students, the obscure terminology of accounting makes fluency hard to achieve. Financial Accounting For Dummies can help to demystify abstract concepts in a straightforward, friendly way. With step-by-step examples and real-world scenarios practice, it helps you grasp the fundamentals of accounting until you’re ready to interpret, analyze, and evaluate corporate financial statements like you’ve been doing it all your life.
Packed with easy-to-understand examples, this book takes you from the big three financial statements all the way through to income taxes. Or join the anti-fraud squad by discovering how to spot the ten most common accounting shenanigans.
Whether you’re studying for your bachelor’s, MBA, or MAcc, you’ll find everything you need to speak the language of finance like a native—and use it to get to wherever you want to go!
Master new, disruptive technologies in the field of auditing
Agile Auditing: Fundamentals and Applications introduces readers to the applications and techniques unlocked by tested and proven agile project management principles. This book educates readers on an approach to auditing that emphasizes risk-based auditing, collaboration, and speedy delivery of meaningful assurance assessments while ensuring quality results and a focus on the areas that pose the greatest material risks to the business under audit.
The discipline of auditing has been forever changed via the introduction of new technologies, including:
Hugely popular in software development, the agile approach is just making its way into the field of audit. This book provides concrete examples and practical solutions for auditors who seek to implement agile techniques and methods.
Agile Auditing is perfect for educators, practitioners, and students in the auditing field who are looking for ways to introduce greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness to their discipline.
Simplify and streamline your way to a winning legacy
Winning CFOs is a hybrid handbook and toolkit with over 100 lean practice solutions and a wealth of practical tools for senior financial managers of small, midsized and large companies. This book outlines the mindset of paradigm shifters relevant to future-ready finance teams, and contains guidelines on how to become an effective change leader. Guidance from world leading expert David Parmenter provides the insight and tools you need to reach your true leadership potential and achieve more for your organization. Packed with templates and checklists, this book helps you adhere to the best practices in reporting, forecasting, KPIs, planning, strategy, and technology. The companion websitea complete toolbox for positive, entrenched changegives you access to additional resources that reinforce the Winning CFO strategy.
This new second edition has been updated to reflect the latest practices and technology to streamline your workflow and get more done in less timewithout sacrificing quality or accuracy. As an all-in-one resource for the CFO role, this book provides a clear, practical strategy for demonstrating your value to your organization.
Report the month-end within three days, implement quarterly rolling forecasting, complete the annual plan in two weeks or less, and bring your firm into the 21st century with key tools that get the job done. Be the CFO that your organization needs and the leader that your teams deserve. Winning CFOs gives you everything you need to achieve more by doing less.
Do you want to be sure you're getting the maximum tax refund? Of course you do! Luckily, Tax For Australians For Dummies is here to make it easy to ensure you get every cent you deserve for the 2015-16 tax year. Written by respected tax specialist and CPA fellow Jimmy B. Prince, this fun and friendly guide walks you step-by-step through the complex Australian tax system and explains in plain English what you can claim and exactly what you're owed.
Designed to help you take advantage of everything from investments to kids to government concessions, Tax For Australians For Dummies has you covered from every angle. With plenty of top tips to help make filing your tax return a breeze—plus some key warnings to help you avoid any pitfalls along the way—it's completely up-to-date for anyone completing their tax returns from June onwards. Whether you prepare your own tax return, use myTax or eTax or go to an accountant, there's something inside that will take your return from 'What?' to 'Wow!' in no time.
If you're an employee, investor, small business owner, retiree or even a student, Tax For Australians For Dummies is the no-nonsense, easy-to-follow guide that answers all of your tax questions.
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