Journal Entries Made Easy: New Book

By Charles Hall | Accounting

Jul 08

Journal Entries Made Easy, an Introduction to Accounting is my new book available on Amazon.

Are you an accounting student or new to accounting? Or maybe you need a journal entry (JE) handbook. Then here’s an aid to assist you. 

Journal Entries made easy

Introduction to Accounting

In the first six chapters I explain how accounting happens, the basic building blocks. I tell you about how financial statements are the result of the following:

  • Chart of accounts
  • JEs
  • General ledgers
  • Subsidiary ledgers
  • Trial balances

The first six chapters are as follows:

Chapter 1 – Financial Statements
Chapter 2 – Chart of Accounts
Chapter 3 – Understanding Journal Entries
Chapter 4 – Types of Journal Entries
Chapter 5 – Solving Accounting Problems
Chapter 6 – Creating Good Journal Entries

In reading the first six chapters, you’ll gain an understanding of how accounting happens—even if you’ve never done any accounting.

Entry Examples

In the remainder of the book I provide sample JEs by account balance (e.g., cash) or transaction cycles (e.g., receivables/revenues). Here are those chapters:

Chapter 7 – Cash
Chapter 8 – Receivables/Revenues
Chapter 9 – Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold
Chapter 10 – Investments
Chapter 11 – Plant, Property & Equipment
Chapter 12 – Intangibles
Chapter 13 – Accounts Payable/Expenses
Chapter 14 – Accrued Salaries Payable/Salary Expenses
Chapter 15 – Debt
Chapter 16 – Equity

Video Overview of the Book

Here’s a video providing an overview of the book and those who assisted me in its development. 

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About the Author

Charles Hall is a practicing CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner. For the last thirty-five years, he has primarily audited governments, nonprofits, and small businesses. He is the author of The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention, The Why and How of Auditing, Audit Risk Assessment Made Easy, and Preparation of Financial Statements & Compilation Engagements. He frequently speaks at continuing education events. Charles consults with other CPA firms, assisting them with auditing and accounting issues.