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Bookkeeping For Dummies, 2nd Australian & New Zealand Edition by Lynley Averis, Veechi Curtis

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Chapter 4

Playing a Bookkeeper’s Rhythm

In This Chapter

arrow.png Meeting the deadlines for GST reporting

arrow.png Keeping tabs on payroll obligations

arrow.png Scheduling reports for management, tax and more

arrow.png Pulling together a record-keeping system

arrow.png Creating your bookkeeper’s calendar

Most books about bookkeeping focus purely on the technicalities of debits and credits, balancing bank accounts and creating financial reports. This stuff is good, but doesn’t address the core questions many novice bookkeepers ask: How do I organise my paperwork? What deadlines need to be met? How often should I do my books?

In my own business, while I get a real kick out of the results that bookkeeping yields (essential reports, sales figures and so on), I don’t relish all that data entry, and I really, really hate filing. As a result, I do my own books with a ruthless efficiency, and with a personal motto never to handle a single piece of paper or email more than once.

So dear readers, this chapter is not about sharing the love. ...

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