About AccountingTools

AccountingTools, Inc. is focused on providing information on all possible accounting topics to the practicing accountant. We have developed several hundred on-line training classes, 50 softcover books, and issued almost 5,000 blog posts on accounting topics, as well as hundreds of podcast episodes. We also have a strong focus on minimizing our environmental impact.

About Steven Bragg

Steven Bragg, CPA, is the founder of AccountingTools, Inc. He is the author of more than 250 business books and courses, including the best sellers Cost Accounting Fundamentals, The CFO Guidebook, Closing the Books, Payroll Management, and The GAAP Guidebook. He has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies, and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance degree from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Away from work, Steve has been a two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club and has climbed five of the seven continental high points, the 100 highest peaks in Colorado, the 100 highest peaks in New England, and all 50 of the state high points of the United States. He has also solo mountain biked the 483-mile Colorado Trail - both ways. He is an expert alpine skier, trail running author of Run the Rockies and a PADI-certified Master Diver. See his website for his outside activities.

Some of his books and courses are listed below:

  • 7 Habits of Effective Auditors

  • 7 Habits of Effective CEOs

  • 7 Habits of Effective CFOs

  • 7 Habits of Effective Controllers

  • Accountant Ethics [for multiple states]

  • Accountants’ Guidebook

  • Accounting Changes and Error Corrections

  • Accounting Controls Guidebook

  • Accounting for Art Galleries

  • Accounting for Breweries

  • Accounting for Casinos and Gaming

  • Accounting for Churches

  • Accounting for Commercial Fishing

  • Accounting for Derivatives and Hedges

  • Accounting for Earnings per Share

  • Accounting for Freight

  • Accounting for Hedge Funds

  • Accounting for Income Taxes

  • Accounting for Intangible Assets

  • Accounting for Inventory

  • Accounting for Investments

  • Accounting for Leases

  • Accounting for Managers

  • Accounting for Merchandising Operations

  • Accounting for Mining

  • Accounting for Retirement Benefits

  • Accounting for Software

  • Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

  • Accounting for Vineyards and Wineries

  • Accounting Information Systems

  • Accounting Procedures Guidebook

  • Activity-Based Costing

  • Activity-Based Management

  • Agile Auditing

  • Agricultural Accounting

  • Auditing Construction Contractors

  • Auditing Nonprofit Entities

  • Auditing State and Local Governments

  • Auditor Independence

  • Bankruptcy Tax Guide

  • Behavioral Ethics

  • Behavioral Forensics

  • Better Business Writing

  • Bookkeeping Guidebook

  • Budgeting

  • Business Combinations and Consolidations

  • Business Insurance Fundamentals

  • Business Ratios Guidebook

  • Business Strategy

  • Business Valuation

  • C Corporation Tax Guide

  • Capital Budgeting

  • CFO Guidebook

  • Change Management

  • Charitable Contributions Tax Guide

  • Closing the Books

  • Coaching and Mentoring

  • Conflict Management

  • Constraint Management

  • Construction Accounting

  • Contract Management

  • Corporate Cash Management

  • Corporate Finance

  • Cost Accounting (college textbook)

  • Cost Accounting Fundamentals

  • Cost Management Guidebook

  • CPA Firm Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Credit & Collection Guidebook

  • Crowdfunding Essentials

  • Developing and Managing Teams

  • Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Divestitures and Spin-Offs

  • Economic Indicators

  • Effective Collections

  • Effective Corporate Turnarounds

  • Effective Customer Service

  • Effective Decision-Making

  • Effective Employee Training

  • Effective Innovation

  • Effective Leadership

  • Effective Negotiation

  • Effective Sales Forecasting

  • Effective Time Management

  • Employee Onboarding

  • Enterprise Risk Management

  • Entertainment Industry Accounting

  • Entrepreneur’s Guidebook

  • Environmental Accounting

  • Essentials of Business Law

  • Essentials of Collection Law

  • Essentials of Corporate Bankruptcy

  • Essentials of Employment Law

  • Essentials of Marketing

  • Ethical Frameworks in Accounting

  • Ethical Responsibilities

  • Ethics for Enrolled Agents

  • Excel Charts and Visualizations

  • Excel Data Analysis Tools

  • Excel Data Management

  • Excel Formulas and Functions

  • Expense Report Best Practices

  • Fair Value Accounting

  • Fiduciary Accounting

  • Financial Analysis

  • Financial Forecasting and Modeling

  • Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Fixed Asset Controls

  • Foreign Currency Accounting

  • Forensic Analytics

  • Form 1099 Compliance

  • Franchise Accounting

  • Fraud Examination

  • Fraud Schemes

  • GAAP Guidebook

  • Going Concern Audit Issues

  • Governmental Accounting

  • Guide to Analytical Procedures

  • Guide to Audit Sampling

  • Guide to Audit Working Papers

  • Guide to Auditor Legal Liability

  • Guide to Data Analytics for Audits

  • Guide to Gift Taxes

  • Guide to Individual Retirement Accounts

  • Guide to IT Auditing

  • Health Care Accounting

  • Home Office Deduction

  • Hospitality Accounting

  • How to Audit Benefit and Compensation Plans

  • How to Audit Cash

  • How to Audit Equity

  • How to Audit Fixed Assets

  • How to Audit for Fraud

  • How to Audit Inventory

  • How to Audit Liabilities

  • How to Audit Outsourced Functions

  • How to Audit Payroll

  • How to Audit Procurement

  • How to Audit Receivables

  • How to Audit Revenue

  • How to Conduct a Compilation Engagement

  • How to Conduct a Review Engagement

  • How to Conduct an Audit Engagement

  • How to Run a Meeting

  • How to Write a Business Plan

  • Human Resources Guidebook

  • IFRS Guidebook

  • Intermediate Accounting (college textbook)

  • Internal Auditing Guidebook

  • Introduction to Excel

  • Inventory Management

  • Investor Relations Guidebook

  • Key Performance Indicators

  • Law Firm Accounting

  • Lean Accounting Guidebook

  • Managerial Economics

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Money Laundering

  • New Controller Guidebook

  • New Manager Guidebook

  • Nonprofit Accounting

  • Oil & Gas Accounting

  • Operations Management

  • Optimal Accounting for Cash

  • Optimal Accounting for Payables

  • Optimal Accounting for Payroll

  • Partnership Accounting

  • Partnership Tax Guide

  • Payables Management

  • Payroll Management

  • Performance Appraisal Best Practices

  • Persuasive Presentations

  • Principles of Accounting (college textbook)

  • Professional Rules of Conduct

  • Project Accounting

  • Project Management

  • Property Management Accounting

  • Public Company Accounting and Finance

  • Public Utility Accounting

  • Purchasing Guidebook

  • Real Estate Accounting

  • Real Estate Investing

  • Real Estate Tax Guide

  • Records Management

  • Recruiting and Hiring

  • Retail Management

  • Revenue Management

  • Revenue Recognition

  • S Corporation Tax Guide

  • Sales and Use Tax Accounting

  • Small Business Tax Guide

  • Succession Planning

  • Tax Research Techniques

  • The Audit Risk Model

  • The Balance Sheet

  • The Green Book Explained

  • The Income Statement

  • The Interpretation of Financial Statements

  • The MBA Guidebook

  • The Soft Close

  • The Statement of Cash Flows

  • The Year-End Close

  • The Yellow Book Explained

  • Treasurer's Guidebook

  • Types of Business Entities

  • Understanding Organizational Behavior

  • Unethical Behavior

  • Working Capital Management