Accounting Basics: A Survival Guide for Students
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The study of accounting is cumulative. If accounting students do not master basic journal entry preparation from the beginning of their coursework, they are often overwhelmed for the entire semester.
In Accounting Basics: A Survival Guide for Students, basic accounting concepts are explained step-by-step, with a focus on accounting for an entrepreneur in a sole proprietorship. In the final unit, a comprehensive problem is presented in order to illustrate the accounting process.
1 Categories and Accounts
2 Did it Increase or Decrease?
3 Debits and Credits: The Language of Accounting
4 Comprehensive Problem (From Soup to Nuts): From Transactions to Financial Statements
5 The Comprehensive Problem Revisited
Tracey J. Niemotko, attorney-at-law, certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner is an accounting professor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fordham University and her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.
Professor Niemotko was recently appointed to the Editorial Review Board of The CPA Journal – a New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) publication. She currently serves as member of the Governing Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and was recently recognized by Accounting Today as being among the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.
After teaching accounting for many years and observing the same obstacles each semester, Professor Niemotko has written Accounting Basics: A Survival Guide for Students to assist those struggling to learn accounting.