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Bookkeeping Explained
What's This Site About ?
Bookkeeping Of Course ! Five free Bookkeeping Tutorials explain and illustrate what's involved in "keeping the books". While accounting and bookkeeping software have made the task of recording and summarizing financial information easier and faster, it's still good to know what's actually being done "behind the scenes" by the software. These five tutorials do not teach bookkeeping; but, rather explain and illustrate what's involved in bookkeeping using the "ole fashion" manual bookkeeping sytem and procedures. These same tasks are now commonly performed using computers and accounting software; but, bookkeepers still need to know how a manual system works in order to properly use accounting and bookkeeping software.
Is the Site Really Free ?
Free means Free. Unlike many other sites, there is no paid membership area.
Who Benefits ?
So exactly who can benefit from my free bookkeeping courses ? Almost anyone associated with business wanting to learn about bookkeeping and yes you can teach an ole dog new tricks.
Owners, Managers, Teachers, and Students

The  Bookkeeping Course

Like explaining what makes a car run (the engne), this course is designed to show you what makes bookkeeping "run". The accounting course is made up of an Introduction to Bookkeeping Video along with four videos that explain basic accounting and bookkeeping concepts and the accompanying PDF Versions that you can download and follow along with the bookkeeping videos.You can download the PDF version for each Section or download the Complete PDF Textbook. In addition, you can also download the "Power Point" Slideshows to view with Microsoft Office if you have this software or you can download the free Libre Office to view the Slideshows.

So, you want to know about Bookkeeping !

Quick Summary of Bookkeeping
  • Bookkeeping Defined
  • Profits & Losses
  • Bookkeeping Records
  • Transactions
  • Accounts

Accounting Basics, Part 1
  • Accrual Basis
  • Double-Entry Bookkeeping
  • Debits & Credits
  • Chart Of Accounts
  • Journals
  • General Ledger

Free PDF Version Accounting Basics, Part 1

Accounting Basics, Part 2
  • Accounting Cycle
  • T-Accounts
  • Adjustments
  • Trial Balances

Accounting Basics, Part 3
  • Income Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Financial Analysis

Additional Accounting and Bookkeeping Training

Topics covered include accounting and bookkeeping terms, the accounting equation, double entry bookkeeping, debits and credits, business transactions, general ledger and journals, financial statements, and more. My Main Bookkeeping Training Site, Bean Counter, also provides additional bookkeeping courses, tests, and games.

  • Subscribe to or View My Additional YouTube Accounting Videos

  • What Do You Know About Accounting Terminology ?
What's an asset ? What's a liability ? What's equity ? What's revenue ? What's an expense ? What's a balance sheet ? What's an income statement ?

  • Baldy's Barber Shop Bookkeeping Practice Set
An accounting and bookkeeping practice set is the best way for students to learn the practical skills essential to accounting by completing a one month accounting cycle for a fictional business.

Baldy’s Barber Shop bookkeeping practice set course was made to provide the accounting and bookkeeping student with an overview of how the manual concepts taught in an introductory accounting course can be applied to a manual and computerized accounting system. In addition, the practice set illustrates the benefits of using a computerized accounting and bookkeeping system.

  • Additional Free Accounting Help
Need additional Accounting Help ? Check out my sister site Free Bookkeeping Help.
I've tried to provide you with a site that provides you with links to some excellent free accounting and bookkeeping training.

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