A Business Owner's Guide to GAAP

What can GAAP do for you?

Make an impact on your business growth with the GAAP method

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (or GAAP) can be difficult to understand for people who aren't accountants. GAAP stands for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The purpose of GAAP is to standardize the recording and reporting of financial data. Think of it as the lingua franca—the common language—of bookkeeping and accounting.

This guide gives a straightforward explanation of the GAAP method in plain terms people understand.

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • What GAAP is and why it matters to your business
  • When you should use it as your method of accounting
  • GAAP (or Accrual) vs. Cash Accounting
  • Specific differentiators in GAAP
  • Business benefits and tax implications

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