About Steven Bragg

Steven Bragg, CPA, is the founder of AccountingTools, Inc. He is the author of more than 100 business books and courses, including the best sellers Cost Accounting Fundamentals, The CFO Guidebook, Closing the Books, Payroll Management, and The GAAP Guidebook. Steve has been interviewed by Business Week, CFO magazine, Fox News, and Inc. 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 & Touche. 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 CEOs

  • 7 Habits of Effective CFOs

  • 7 Habits of Effective Controllers

  • Accountant Ethics for Colorado

  • Accountant Ethics for Ohio

  • Accountants’ Guidebook

  • Accounting Changes and Error Corrections

  • Accounting Controls Guidebook

  • Accounting for Casinos and Gaming

  • Accounting for Derivatives and Hedges

  • Accounting for Earnings per Share

  • Accounting for Income Taxes

  • Accounting for Intangible Assets

  • Accounting for Inventory

  • Accounting for Investments

  • Accounting for Leases

  • Accounting for Managers

  • Accounting for Mining

  • Accounting for Retirement Benefits

  • Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

  • Accounting for Vineyards and Wineries

  • Accounting Information Systems

  • Accounting Procedures Guidebook

  • Activity-Based Costing

  • Activity-Based Management

  • Agricultural Accounting

  • Auditor Independence

  • Behavioral Ethics

  • Bookkeeping Guidebook

  • Budgeting

  • Business Combinations and Consolidations

  • Business Insurance Fundamentals

  • Business Ratios

  • Business Valuation

  • Capital Budgeting

  • CFO Guidebook

  • Change Management

  • Closing the Books

  • Coaching and Mentoring

  • Conflict Management

  • Constraint Management

  • Construction Accounting

  • Corporate Bankruptcy

  • Corporate Cash Management

  • Corporate Finance

  • Cost Accounting (college textbook)

  • Cost Accounting Fundamentals

  • Cost Management Guidebook

  • CPA Firm Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Credit & Collection Guidebook

  • Crowdfunding

  • Developing and Managing Teams

  • Effective Collections

  • Effective Employee Training

  • Employee Onboarding

  • Enterprise Risk Management

  • Entertainment Industry Accounting

  • Ethical Frameworks in Accounting

  • Ethical Responsibilities

  • Excel Formulas and Functions

  • Fair Value Accounting

  • Financial Analysis

  • Financial Forecasting and Modeling

  • Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Foreign Currency Accounting

  • Franchise Accounting

  • Fraud Examination

  • Fraud Schemes

  • GAAP Guidebook

  • Governmental Accounting

  • Health Care Accounting

  • Hospitality Accounting

  • 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 Receivables

  • How to Audit Revenue

  • How to Conduct a Compilation Engagement

  • How to Conduct a Review Engagement

  • How to Run a Meeting

  • Human Resources Guidebook

  • IFRS Guidebook

  • Interpretation of Financial Statements

  • Introduction to Excel

  • Inventory Management

  • Investor Relations Guidebook

  • Law Firm Accounting

  • Lean Accounting Guidebook

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Money Laundering

  • Negotiation

  • New Controller Guidebook

  • New Manager Guidebook

  • Nonprofit Accounting

  • Oil & Gas Accounting

  • Optimal Accounting for Cash

  • Optimal Accounting for Payables

  • Optimal Accounting for Payroll

  • Partnership Accounting

  • Payables Management

  • Payroll Management

  • Performance Appraisals

  • Project Accounting

  • Project Management

  • Property Management Accounting

  • Public Company Accounting

  • Purchasing Guidebook

  • Real Estate Accounting

  • Records Management

  • Recruiting and Hiring

  • Revenue Management

  • Revenue Recognition

  • Sales and Use Tax Accounting

  • Succession Planning

  • The Balance Sheet

  • The Income Statement

  • The MBA Guidebook

  • The Soft Close

  • The Statement of Cash Flows

  • The Year-End Close

  • Treasurer's Guidebook

  • Unethical Behavior

  • Working Capital Management