The Farm Office Handbook
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The Farm Office Handbook
by IAgSA

This revised and modernised Farm Office Handbook is designed to be the idea reference guide for most administrative tasks on the modern day farm. While the examples tend to refer to tasks which would be commonplace in a farm office, much of the content would also be of use to anyone working in a small business. The guide has been developed by several members of the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries whose personal experiences contribute to the straight-forward, clear approach. The handbook deals with one issue at a time, beginning simply for anyone new to the job then dealing with more complex issues as your farm office gets established. 'Top Tips' are provided at the end of each chapter to help the reader fine-tune their approach. The subjects covered are: 1 The Farm Office 2 Money and Banking 3 Purchases and Sales 4 Single-entry Cash Analysis 5 From Manual to Computerised Accounts 6 Double-entry Computerised Accounts 7 VAT 8 Year End Procedures 9 Profit & Loss Account 10 Balance Sheet 11 Management Reporting & Budgeting 12 Statutory and Assurance Records 13 Employing Staff & Payroll 14 Property & Diversification 15 The Professional Farm Administrator An extensive list of useful websites is included for anyone wishing to undertake further research. Performance indicator tables and conversion information are also included as appendices.


Publication date: 2012

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781908397119

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:7670

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