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

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Chapter 13

Mastering Tricky Situations

In This Chapter

arrow.png Making journal entries: If you have a debit, you must have a credit

arrow.png Recording new bank loans and loan repayments

arrow.png Supporting the consumer economy (and recording hire purchase debt)

arrow.png Tweaking the bottom line (whose bottom?) with expense adjustments

arrow.png Matching income against expenses

The line between what an accountant does and what a bookkeeper does is a grey one. Some bookkeepers only do the bare minimum and leave the accountant to do the rest. Other bookkeepers prepare accounts that are damned near perfect, and all the accountant does is double-check the entries and make a few final adjustments.

This chapter is for bookkeepers who fall into the damned near perfect category, or even the completely perfect category: Bookkeepers who are ahead of their game and who want to create a set of accounts that’s as clean as a whistle. I talk about the very trickiest transactions that a bookkeeper encounters, such as how to record new loans, ...

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