Written by Sharon Farris, president of Farris Accounting and Consulting Training Services, this secular resource walks readers through every facet of accounting and bookkeeping procedures and processes. Farris’ book is a guide: explanations are given, and readers are shown how to accomplish accounting and bookkeeping tasks. Topics covered include the importance of documentation and audits, balancing the books, and creating and understanding financial statements. Maintaining tax-exempt status, determining payroll taxes, accurately completing federal tax forms, and creating budgets round out the book’s content. Applying for and managing federal grants and understanding cash flow are two unique topics in Farris’ work. Like other Dummies® books, this one begins with the basics, explains and defines terms, and is generally accessible and user-friendly for readers. The book’s ease of use and the specific topics covered make it appropriate for both inexperienced and experienced treasurers and finance committees.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover