Accounting book recommendations
mack.joseph at epa.gov
Thu May 20 11:44:51 EDT 2004
Josh Sled wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 10:27, Raymond wrote:
> > > I like a book by Schaums.
> > Got an ISBN for this publication?
sorry, I realise I'm not being terribly helpful here.
I've recently moved and most stuff I don't need everyday
is still in boxes and will probably stay that way for a long
>From a google search and looking at chapter headings,
my best _guess_ is that it's
Schaum's Outline of Bookkeeping and Accounting
Joel J. Lerner
> And for the ones you bought but _didn't_ like?
I'm sorry, they were so execrable that I didn't keep them.
I was looking for a book for a person who didn't know anything
about double entry accounting and wanted it explained and
to be able to enter my personal finances into gnucash.
The principles of double entry accounting are explained
in simple terms in two early chapter and there are lots of
exercises in these chapters to try out to convince yourself
that you understand how it works. I assume the rest of the
book shows business people how to keep track of accounts
receivable etc. This was beyond me, and the early chapters
Despite the apparent simplicity of the accounting equation
what you own = what you've got - the stuff that belongs to other people
there are lots of pitfalls in using it and I find that
keeping my finances in double entry form is fiendishly
difficult (the other choice is not doing it at all
which is much worse).
Joseph Mack PhD, High Performance Computing & Scientific Visualization
SAIC, Supporting the EPA Research Triangle Park, NC 919-541-0007
Federal Contact - John B. Smith 919-541-1087 - smith.johnb at epa.gov
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