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The Comprehensive Bookkeeping Guidebook ON DEMAND

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15.0 Credits

Member Price $375.00

Non-Member Price $431.00


In smaller organizations, the bookkeeper is responsible for all accounting activities, including paying employees, billing customers, accounting for inventory, and issuing financial statements. This calls for a broad range of practical accounting knowledge. The Comprehensive Bookkeeping Guidebook fills this need by describing all aspects of the bookkeeper position. The course is split into two parts, the first of which addresses the general system of accounting, how transactions are recorded, and how financial statements are constructed and interpreted. In the second part, we’ll cover the mechanics of bookkeeping for specific functional areas, including billings, collections, cash receipts, accounts payable, inventory, fixed assets, and payroll. You’ll also learn about the reports that must be made to the government that are related to payroll and income taxes.


Bookkeeper Position. Bookkeeping Basics. Chart of Accounts. Ledger Concept. Closing Books. Financial Statements. Interpretation of Financial Statements. Bookkeeping Controls. Sales and Collection Activities. Cash Processing. Payables Processing. Inventory Accounting. Fixed Assets and Depreciation. Debt Accounting. payroll Activities. Payroll Taxes. Income Tax Filings.



Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers, financial professionals, and auditors.


Cite the responsibilities of the bookkeeper. Recognize the underlying principles of accounting, and the nature of the accounting cycle. Identify the situations in which different chart of account structures should be used, and the issues relating to the reduction of the chart of accounts, and more.






Leader Bios

Steven Bragg, Western CPE

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

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Non-Member Price $431.00

Member Price $375.00