Bookkeeping (Outline)

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Read our Explanation (13 Parts) free

Our Explanation of Bookkeeping provides you with a rich understanding of the recording of transactions. It then discusses the additional steps necessary for preparing accurate financial statements. This is great for bookkeepers of all skill levels and for small business owners.

Part 1Introduction to Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping: Past and Present
Part 2Accrual Method
Part 3Double-Entry, Debits and Credits
Part 4General Ledger Accounts
Part 5Debits and Credits in the Accounts
Part 6Asset Accounts
Part 7Liability and Stockholders' Equity Accounts
Part 8Income Statement Accounts
Part 9Recording Transactions, Bank Reconciliation
Part 10Adjusting Entries, Reversing Entries
Part 11Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Income Statement are Linked
Part 12Cash Flow Statement
Part 13Statement of Stockholders' Equity, Closing Cut-Off, Importance of Controls
Take our Practice Quiz free

This 20-question quiz is a fast way to assess your understanding of the Bookkeeping Explanation. It's also a great warmup for our Quick Tests.

Watch our Bookkeeping Video Training

Our bookkeeping videos will help you deepen your understanding of debits and credits, general ledger accounts, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, bank reconciliation, and more. This video training consists of 13 videos of approximately 10 minutes each.

Read our Guide to Bookkeeping Concepts

Our Guide to Bookkeeping Concepts captures the most important concepts associated with bookkeeping. Whether you are just learning or you want to refresh your skills, we think this guide will be a great assist on your bookkeeping journey.

Review our Q&A free

We've answered 351 popular questions related to the topic Bookkeeping. Review them all or use the search box found at the top of each page of our website for your specific questions.

Review our Flashcards

Our flashcards for the topic Bookkeeping will help you master key terms and definitions. You can view them on any device or print them out.

Solve our Word Scramble free

If you find Bookkeeping terminology difficult, this Word Scramble will provide clues (scrambled answers) to assist you.

Solve our Crossword Puzzle free

We created this crossword puzzle for you to learn, review, and retain terminology for the topic Bookkeeping in a more fun format.

Review our Cheat Sheet

Our Bookkeeping Cheat Sheet highlights double-entry accounting, the accounting equation, debits and credits, and accrual accounting.

Take our Quick Test

This graded 50-question test measures your understanding of the topic Bookkeeping. Discover which concepts you need to study further and enhance your long-term retention. All of our quick tests can be taken online and/or printed.

Take our Bookkeeping Test for Prospective Employees #1

This graded 40-question test was designed for employers to assess a job applicant's bookkeeping skills. However, it also a valuable refresher for anyone wanting to restore their self-confidence without enrolling in a traditional classroom course. All of our quick tests can be taken online and/or printed.

Take our Bookkeeping Test for Prospective Employees #2

This graded 40-question test was designed for employers to assess a job applicant's bookkeeping skills. However, it also a valuable refresher for anyone wanting to restore their self-confidence without enrolling in a traditional classroom course. All of our quick tests can be taken online and/or printed.

Take our Bookkeeping Test for Prospective Employees #3

This graded 40-question test was designed for employers to assess a job applicant's bookkeeping skills. However, it also a valuable refresher for anyone wanting to restore their self-confidence without enrolling in a traditional classroom course. All of our quick tests can be taken online and/or printed.

Certificate of Achievement

Certificates of Achievement

We now offer 10 Certificates of Achievement for Introductory Accounting and Bookkeeping. The certificates include Debits and Credits, Adjusting Entries, Financial Statements, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, Working Capital and Liquidity, Financial Ratios, Bank Reconciliation, and Payroll Accounting. Click here to learn more.

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