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Understanding the Basics of Bookkeeping

Join us to understand the how and why of bookkeeping and how management can use the end result to change the world.

Many people in the financial world undervalue the importance of good bookkeeping. This information will provide a thorough review of basic bookkeeping techniques, tips and tricks. However, there is much more. We will take a deeper dive into the underlying purpose of bookkeeping and how bookkeeping is intended to reflect the reality of an organization's financial position and activities. We will explore how good bookkeeping provides management with the data they need to make good decisions. Finally, we will go beyond simply entering transactions into a computer system and explore how to review the end result for accuracy, including reconciling key accounts and reviewing core financial statements and reports. Understand the how and why of bookkeeping and how management can use the end result to change the world.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Start at the End, What Is the Purpose of Bookkeeping?

  • Reflecting Reality of the Organization's Financial Position and Activities
  • Creating a Complete and Accurate Set of Records
  • End Users and Decision Making to Change the World

The Chart of Accounts and General Ledger

  • The Chart of Accounts as the Foundation
  • Set up and Organization of the Chart of Accounts
  • Using an Appropriate Level of Detail

Recording Transactions in a Bookkeeping System

  • Quick Overview of Double Entry Bookkeeping
  • Quick Overview of Source Documents
    • Vendor Bills
    • Customer Invoices
    • Cash Receipts
  • Vendor Bills and Payments
    • A Look at Purchase Orders
  • Customer Invoices and Receipts
  • Other Payments and Receipts
  • When to Use Journal Entries

Reconciling Accounts

  • Bank Accounts
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable

Reporting, the End Result

  • Reviewing the Balance Sheet
  • Reviewing the Profit and Loss Statement
  • Other Reports
    • Aged Receivables and Payables
    • Inventory
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This course was last revised on February 11, 2019.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Bob Swetz, CPA

Bob Swetz, CPA

Tier One Services, LLC

Bob Swetz, CPA (Inactive)

  • Controller/Consultant at Tier One Services
  • Practice emphasizes providing a full range of outsourced accounting services from bookkeeper to CFO
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous Microsoft® Office Products and QuickBooks®
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Former partner at Swetz & Herbert, CPAs
  • B.S. in accounting, Pennsylvania State University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 404963
Published 2019
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