Websites such as Double-Entry-Bookkeeping.com, Accountinator.com and Beginner-Bookkeeping.com offer simple accounting spreadsheets for free download. The files are in PDF and Excel format, and each site provides detailed instructions for using the sheets.
Visitors to Double-Entry-Bookkeeping.com can download a simple bookkeeping spreadsheet in Excel format. The website is accessible without any log-in requirements, but users must register their name and email address in order to complete the template download. Detailed instructions, explanations and samples are included. Other spreadsheets such as for accounts receivable, operating expenses, deferred revenue and bonds payable are also available.
Accountinator.com offers a simple accounting spreadsheet designed by Mark P. Holtzman, a CPA and associate professor of accounting at Seton Hall University. The spreadsheet is in Excel format and intended for a business that has a maximum of 355 transactions per year. Dr. Holtzman provides links to YouTube videos explaining how to use the spreadsheet and on using Excel.
Beginner-Bookkeeping.com provides a single-entry bookkeeping spreadsheet in PDF format. Other accounting spreadsheets such as for accounts receivable and basic journal entries are available for free download in Excel format. The downloads do not require registration or login, but users can sign up for a newsletter and receive a free eBook of bookkeeping forms and templates. The site includes free bookkeeping lessons with tests and quizzes.