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Bookkeeping Basics for Creatives

  • Monday, August 11, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401


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Bookkeeping Basics for Creatives
with Ernest F. Howard, CPA

Program Description: 
In this program, CPA Ernest Howard will explain basic accounting terms and concepts for the practical life of a creative artist. The class will provide an overview of some key accounting principles as well as a step-by-step guide to the bookkeeping process. Some topics to be covered include the various options for tracking funds, from simple envelope systems to more formal computer programs and the tensions between the desire to minimize taxes and still maintain sufficient income to qualify for loans and other opportunities. Creative artists will leave with a better understanding of how to manage their personal books and finances to ensure their arts business is in order.


Ernest F. Howard, CPA has been in practice since 1978, offering a full range of accounting, tax, business consulting and bookkeeping services, as well as aggressive tax planning and tax-audit defense. Howard is also a part time Accounting Instructor at CSU, Dominquez Hills and part time instructor at Golden Gate University (Los Angeles Campus). He has been the chairman of the Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of CPAs for 28 years and in that capacity plans weekly CPA education meetings featuring many of the top tax and accounting experts in America.

Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free parking is available after 6 p.m. in the lot under/behind the venue; additional affordable parking is available in nearby city lots.

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council



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