This comprehensive and easy-to-understand handbook provides help with the often hazardous and confusing areas of record and book-keeping required in today's business world. It takes the reader step-by-step through the process of bringing order to a small business and provides practical exercises to help in the understanding of these accounting processes: business records, keeping cashbooks, invoicing, budgets, cashflows etc. It also looks at the vital areas of choice of accounting software, buying and using computer hardware, GST and other tax responsibilities, ACC, wages and the Employment Contracts Act. The revised, expanded edition of ACCOUNTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS also examines the pros and cons of being self-employed, what you need to know about buying and starting a business up, basic marketing and planning.
Sari Hodgson, a chartered accountant and partner in a large Nelson accountancy firm, specialises in small business advisory work. This will be the fourth edition of her bestselling book.