There are 2 bookkeeping methods – the single and the double-entry methods. However, the former ideal for a business that has a very simple structure and a low volume of activity.
Most businesses use single-entry method to maintain the records of the financial transactions in a simple spreadsheet, with a single entry for each transaction. However, it is necessary to note that this method does allow you to anticipate your cash flow needs as it does not track accounts like inventory, accounts payable or accounts receivable.
If you wish to benefit from these insights then you need to use double-entry bookkeeping. With this methodology, every transaction affects two accounts — in other words, for every debit in one account, there must be an equal credit in another.