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Basic accounting for lawyers

Barton E. Ferst

Basic accounting for lawyers

by Barton E. Ferst

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Published by American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lawyers -- Accounting

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBarton E. Ferst, Stanley D. Ferst.
    SeriesBusiness transactions ;, 5
    ContributionsFerst, Stanley D., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHF5686.P9 L36 1975
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 176 p. ;
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5198256M
    LC Control Number75020964

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    Statement of Cash Flows •Measures the financial viability of an entity. –An entity’s ability to meet its debts as they come due –Depends on the way in which cash in the business is managed and the way in which it flows through the business •Accrual method of accounting . Lawyers and law firms must have a general appreciation of basic business accounting to successfully evaluate their firm from a business management perspective. In this article, we will examine the basics of accounting for lawyers. Program • Basic Accounting Overview • Understanding Team Productivity • Software • Budgeting.

    Basic Accounting Principles for Lawyers This book is not a slimmed-down Accounting for Lawyers casebook, but a book especially designed as an auxiliary book for other courses that draw on Edition: 3pb. While it’s important that you understand legal accounting, you still aren’t an accountant. Hiring a professional accountant is a common practice for law firms, and it’s an easy route to peace of mind—a professional accountant helps you manage your firm’s revenue and ensures that your firm’s financial transactions are handled ethically and accurately.


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