Ken Boyd

Ken Boyd

Ken Boyd is the Co-Founder of, and owns St. Louis Test Preparation ( He provides blogs, videos and speaking services on accounting and finance. Ken is the author of four Dummies books, including Cost Accounting for Dummies.


What are accounts receivable?

Learn the definition of accounts receivable, and the balance sheet categories. Read about accounts receivable turnover, and how to increase cash flow.

6 essential skills CFOs need to be effective leaders in 2020

The CFO role is evolving, here are the broader non-financial skills managers need to succeed in 2020.

How to use Excel for accounting and bookkeeping

Learn how to post accounting transactions and create financial statements using Excel spreadsheets. Read about the benefits of converting to accounting software.

The definition of accounting and how to master the basics

Learn about the accounting cycle, and how accountants record transactions using source documents. Use a trial balance to produce financial statements.

Accounting Cycle Definition | Steps and Explanation

The accounting cycle is

The definition of accounting and how to master the basics

What is accounting? What terms and formulas matter? Learn the basics of small business accounting and get started with three downloadable templates.

How to create an emergency preparation and recovery plan

Learn why an emergency preparation checklist is critical for every business. Read more about how to create a checklist to recover from a disaster.

Automated invoicing may be the solution for getting paid

Learn why automating invoices can help you collect money faster and improve cash management. Read about improving the customer experience.

What is the Paycheck Protection Program?

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a federal loan program that is 100% guaranteed approved loan for qualified small business owners in the U.S

When are business taxes due? Your complete calendar

Don't let tax season sneak up on your small business. We break down the when and how of filing business taxes in 2020.

Salary or Draw: How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner

As a business owner, you can choose to pay yourself a salary, take owner draws from your business- or both. Learn why this decision has a big impact on your personal tax liability and your ability to manage the business moving forward. Use these tips to pay yourself a salary or a draw.

Pro forma financial statements

What are pro forma financial statements? Discover how pro forma financial statements help you analyse financial decisions made for your business.

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