Accounting QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Real-World Financial & Managerial Accounting for Students, Business Owners, and Finance Professionals

  • 2h 57m
  • Josh Bauerle
  • ClydeBank Media LLC
  • 2018

Meet Josh Bauerle, reluctant accounting student turned super CPA and author of the Accounting QuickStart Guide, 3rd Edition. This revolutionary book expertly simplifies accounting fundamentals and is an invaluable resource for accounting students, business owners, bookkeepers, and other finance and record keeping professionals everywhere! Whether you are a business owner looking to boost your bottom line or an accounting student looking to boost your grade, this book will prove indispensable on your journey.

Why do accounting students, business owners, and finance professionals love this book so much? The Accounting QuickStart Guide smashes the myth that says accounting must be dry, dense, and difficult to learn. Josh Bauerle simplifies the core principles of accounting with entertaining stories and examples as well as clarifying illustrations and practice problems—all of which combine to provide learners a path to fast and effective mastery of the material.


Learn how to control your cash flow, audit-proof your business, and increase your profits. The Accounting QuickStart Guide will teach you the key insights to boost your bottom line in an easy-to-read, informative format.


Learn the fundamental principles of both financial and managerial accounting in an engaging and educating format that you simply will not find in any textbook. Understand core accounting concepts such as the fundamental accounting equation, financial statements, managerial accounting and more through practical, real-world examples. Utilize the Accounting QuickStart Guide to supplement existing material for high school, undergraduate, or graduate courses.

You'll Learn:

  • The Logic and Methods of Classic Double-Entry Accounting!
  • Business Entity Types; Their Pros, Cons and Their Financial Statements!
  • The Principles of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Tax Accounting!
  • GAAP Standards and Why They Matter to Accountants!
  • How to Fraud-Proof Your Business Using Simple Accounting Tactics!

About the Author

Josh Bauerle is a CPA and the founder of CPA on Fire, a tax and accounting practice specializing in working with online business owners. Over the course of his ten-plus years in the industry, Josh has experienced a wide range of roles in the accounting world: cost accountant at a Fortune 500 company, auditor and tax preparer at a public accounting firm, financial advisor, and finally, owner of his own firm. This experience has allowed him to see firsthand the importance of proper accounting at all levels of business, from the billion-dollar companies to the guy starting an Amazon store in his basement. Since founding CPA on Fire in 2012, Josh has become a sought-after expert in the accounting and tax industry, appearing on some of the largest business podcasts in the country and on national TV shows.

In this Book

  • Accounting as a Tool of Business
  • Introduction to Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Assets = Liabilities + Equity
  • Recording Business Transactions
  • Managerial Accounting: How to Put Accounting Fundamentals to Work on Behalf of Your Business
  • Monitoring Stocks & Investments
  • Income Tax Accounting: Keeping Your Business Out of IRS Crosshairs
  • Detecting and Preventing Fraud
  • Sizing Up the Software