OzSmallBiz Accounting Articles eLibrary

Welcome to the Small Business Support Network's eLibrary featuring articles to do with Accounting. Please enjoy reading our selection of articles, and if you have something you wish to share, then why not submit an article to us for publication. It's great extra publicity for your business.

Accounting Articles

How can you control costs and still fail to manage the business ?
In February 2006 Sir Nigel Crisp, Chief Executive of the British National Health Service, retired at the age of 54. It was generally considered that Sir Nigel had retired before he was fired and yet 6 months previously he had been one of the most highly regarded administrators in the government and tipped as a strong contender for the top job at some point in the not too distant future.So what had happened, and more to the point, what does this mean for you as someone who is running a business not a healthcare organisation? [More]

Understanding the Importance of an Annual Credit Report
Getting an annual credit report has been likened to getting an annual physical check-up. Some people may view it as something that can be put off for later. It may have been an annoying inconvenience in the years past, but today's Internet technology has facilitated the process. [More]

Help with Accounting Software
If you run a small business you need an appropriate accounting software that can satisfy your requests. You have a lot of options from which you can choose, such as: Peachtree, Quickbooks, Microsoft Great Plains, Microsoft Solomon, Simply Accounting and many others. [More]

Where You Find a Good Accountant
The most obvious place to start looking for accounting help is in your local Yellow Pages. Most areas will have a wide variety of accountants listed in their phone book, and some will even divide the listings by specialty, making it easier to tell a financial advisor from a forensic accounting specialist.The problem with this method is that there is no way of determining the quality of the listings from the phone book alone. [More]

How To Choose Accounting Software
Choosing accounting software can be confusing. The fact is you are looking for accounting software because accounting is a complex matter that you’d like to simplify. Choosing the right accounting software will help you simplify your finances, but choosing the wrong one will only complicate matters ... [More]

Church Accounting Software
Do you ever wonder how the churches across the world manage their funds? Running a church is not an easy task. It involves maintaining financial records, membership records, database of church visitors and much more. It is impossible to maintain all such records and data manually. [More]

Reading Your Financial Statements: What Every Entrepreneur Must Know
As you consider which legal entity or entities--corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership--you want to use for your business structure, the decisions you make will depend heavily on your current financial situation, both personal and professional. But do you know how to read a financial statement on your own? Do you know how to read your own personal and business financial statements? Knowing this is an essential skill for every entrepreneur. [More]