Our first general publication, Basic Bookkeeping, is now available to purchase from Amazon.
Written by a lecturer in accountancy, and based on years of experience in teaching bookkeeping and accountancy to young people and adults of all ages, this book guides readers through the early stages of learning bookkeeping.
Part 1 of the book is built around a fictional scenario and readers follow Megan as she sets up her business and processes the first three months transactions, learning about:
Starting the business
Credit purchases and credit sales (including control accounts)
The Cash Book
The Petty Cash Book.
Part 2 of the book delves deeper into these topics, and examines:
Control account reconciliations
The trial balance
Correction of errors
The Suspense Account
The book takes a ‘learn by doing’ approach, and each chapter ends with a series of activities for readers to do to consolidate their learning and understanding, with 95 activiies (answers provided) in all.
The book also looks at the differences between manual accounting systems, which is how most bookkeepers and accountants still learn their trade, and digital accounting systems, which most bookkeepers and accountants use in their everyday work.
The author is known by past and present cohorts of students to be skilled at helping complex topics become more understandable through contextualised learning.