Definitions for "Accounting cycle"
This is defined as the period that stretches from the onset of business transactions to the final preparation of financial statements. It involves the sequencing of accounting procedures for purposes of recording, classifying, and summarizing accounting information.
a specified accounting period during which financial information is captured and reported for an economic unit
The sequence of basic accounting procedures during a physical period.
Keywords:  everything, wise, books, start, need
This covers everything from opening the books at the start of the year to closing them at the end. In other words, everything you need to do in one accounting year accounting wise.