QuickBooks for Contractors

Author: Craig M. Kershaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997738803

Category:

Page: 132

View: 8913

QuickBooks for Contractors is a must have reference tool for construction professionals who want to get the most out of QuickBooks. Beyond the basic manuals and how to guides, this book answers "How do I get QuickBooks to ...?" This unique guidebook presents numerous workarounds and examples of practical applications designed to increase user skill level. Improve the quality of accounting information your company depends on for financial decision making and increasing profits! Some of the topics covered include: Review of functionality available for contractors Generating detailed estimate versus actual job cost reports Job costing all elements of payroll - wages, taxes, and workers comp Getting around payroll taxes being charged to only one expense account Progress and retention billing Multi-state payrolls and charging jobs for worker's comp premium costs with different rates for each class of work and state Tracking and job costing equipment How to use vendor bills to record journal entries at the item code level Using the inventory module to track materials and charge jobs for usage Tracking subcontractor insurance expirations Overview of percentage completion accounting with formulas and sample journal entries Get QuickBooks to deliver the right information you need to run a successful, profitable construction company with this first book in the series of QuickBooks How to Guides for Professionals. *** The author, Craig Kershaw, CPA, MBA, is a construction industry CFO and Controller with years of experience using accounting systems. He is the managing partner of The CFO Source, a consulting firm that provides senior level financial expertise to small and medium size businesses. A QuickBooks Pro Advisor, the author developed the book as a training tool for construction clients. The author presents continuing education courses on QuickBooks to members of the Maryland Association of CPA's.

Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2003

Author: Karen Mitchell,Craig Savage,Jim Erwin

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781572181304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 5510

Easily master QuickBooks Pro 2003 and quickly learn how to generate reports to help you analyze your company's progress. Includes a FREE CD-ROM with preconfigured construction company files for QuickBooks Pro, including one for Canada. Just drag the company file onto your hard drive and then fill it in with your vendors, subs, and customers. Also included is a complete estimating program with a cost database to help you estimate your jobs, and a unique translation tool to transfer the estimate to QuickBooks Pro for job costing. Includes 40 FREE construction forms.

QuickBooks Made Fast and Simple

Learn the Easier Cash Basis Method of Accounting Used by Contractors and Other Service Based Businesses to Perform Monthly Bookkeeping, Prepare for Year-End Taxes Or IRS Audits

Author: Michael L. Russell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781460940617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4092

QuickBooks Made Fast and Simple is the quickest, easiest way to learn QuickBooks®. Unlike other books and tutorials sold today, it is the ONLY book in the world designed for you if ANY of the following describes your small business:- You are three or more months behind in your bookkeeping and want to get caught up—and stay caught up—as quickly as possible.- You want to do it yourself without spending a fortune on high-priced accountants. You want to save money—perhaps lots of it!- You want a bookkeeping method that is the most relevant for small business tax preparation purposes.- You want to save time by learning and using the simplified Cash Basis method of accounting. Perhaps you'd like to make money doing this work for others!NOTE: If your business is current with your bookkeeping/accounting work or you prefer the complexities of using the Accrual Basis accounting method, then this book is not for you. But, if you want to save time and keep your books on the same method that most small businesses use to keep books and prepare their taxes, you will love QuickBooks Made Fast and Simple! Written by QuickBooks ProAdvisor Mike Russell, this book teaches you how to keep your books with QuickBooks using the Cash Basis accounting method in as little as four hours.You can use virtually any version of QuickBooks, and the book provides clear, easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions. Whether you're just starting out or already have experience with QuickBooks software, you'll move from screen to screen and enter each type of account information using the practice sets. Each section is highlighted with screen shots that resemble what's on your monitor. WHY YOU SHOULD USE QUICKBOOKS MADE FAST AND SIMPLE- Save significant time learning how to make QuickBooks work for you.- Get caught up—and stay caught up—with your bookkeeping.- Avoid the high cost of accountants vs. having them work with months or years worth of back receipts and checking statements.- Reduce your chances of being audited by the IRS when you follow the procedures in this book.WHAT IS THE CASH BASIS METHOD OF ACCOUNTING, AND WHY USE IT?There are really only two reasons businesses keep books:1) They want information to help them manage their business. 2) They need information for tax filing purposes. Most of America's smaller businesses file their taxes using the Cash Basis, and many use this method of accounting permanently. Larger businesses, on the other hand, generally use the Accrual Basis. This method provides more detailed information for planning and analysis and is usually better suited for decision making in larger companies. The Cash Basis set of books only records expenses when you pay them and income when you receive it. This is just the opposite of the Accrual Basis of accounting, which strives to record expenses when they are incurred and income when it is earned. QuickBooks promotes the Accrual Basis accounting method and therefore does not provide information on how to record your books on the Cash Basis. Either way is acceptable to the IRS.REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK TODAY- It provides businesses with an economical way of catching up with bookkeeping work if they have fallen behind.- Content is geared for the common man or woman with little accounting knowledge.- You can use it with all versions of QuickBooks (with only slight differences).- Saves you big money in accounting fees!- Easy to learn, taking as little as 4 hours and no more than one day.- Beginners can use the simple step-by-step instructions, while more experienced users can watch for the bold accentuated print to move more quickly through the lessons.- Shows you the faster Cash Basis accounting method and how it differs from the accrual method.- It was written for the inexperienced as well as the experienced QuickBooks user.- Teaches how to record payrolls prepared from an outside payroll service and the payments of the payroll taxes.

Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks 2015

Author: Karen Mitchell,Craig Savage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572183049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 2615

QuickBooks can save you hours of time in keeping your books and keeping track of your finances. But setting up the new 2015 QuickBooks can be complex and time-consuming. According to a recent national survey, more construction contractors use QuickBooks than all other accounting program combined. And for good reason. QuickBooks excels at all the routine paperwork in a construction office: writing checks, keeping track of your bank statements for the month, year or by job, writing payroll checks, paying suppliers and subcontractors, tracking job costs, comparing estimated and actual costs for each job, and much more. But there's a lot to learn in QuickBooks. And converting to a new accounting system can be a complex and confusing task, even if you have a strong background in accounting and plenty of time to install the new system. That's why this book was written -- because most construction pros aren't accounting experts and have more important work to do at the jobsite.

QuickBooks 2017 For Dummies

Author: Stephen L. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119281466

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 6314

"Organize your business finances; created invoices, pay bills, and record receipts; track inventory and monitor your business"--Cover.

QuickBooks for Contractors

Guide Setting Up and Running Your Contractor's Business

Author: Cristie Will

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781516845446

Category:

Page: 324

View: 2681

This Contractors Guide Takes all the Guess Work Out of the equation by walking you through step by step detailed setup explaining item-by-item, list-by-list and how you should be using QuickBooks everyday. You will create an top of the line accounting system in a matter of days not weeks. With this book and my 20 plus years in the Construction Industry you will have all the financial tools you need to startup and stay at the top of your Industry. Get the show on the road and pick up a copy of this book today!

QuickBooks 2016: The Missing Manual

The Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2016

Author: Bonnie Biafore

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491935626

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 822

View: 2589

How can you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster? Simple. With QuickBooks 2016: The Missing Manual (which covers the Windows version of QuickBooks), you’re in control: you get step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic bookkeeping and accounting advice to guide you through the learning process. Discover new and improved features like the Insights dashboard and easy report commenting. The important stuff you need to know: Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items. Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit. Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities. Gain insights. Open a dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in. Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets. Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.

QuickBooks 2018 For Dummies

Author: Stephen L. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119397383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 6643

"Organize your business finances; created invoices, pay bills, and record receipts; track inventory and monitor your business"--Cover.

QuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual

The Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2015

Author: Bonnie Biafore

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 149194871X

Category:

Page: 802

View: 5769

How can you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster? Simple. With this Missing Manual, you’re in control: you get step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic bookkeeping and accounting advice to guide you through the learning process. Discover new and improved features like the Insights dashboard and easy report commenting. You’ll soon see why this book is the Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2015. The important stuff you need to know: Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items. Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit. Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities. Gain insights. Open a new dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in. Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets. Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.

Accounting and Financial Management for Residential Construction

Author: Emma S. Shinn

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780867186352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 1912

This solid resource for builders, remodelers, developers, and contractors provides detailed information on how an accounting system operates and the basic principles for processing financial data. This fifth edition explains how technology facilitates procedures for such items as accounts payable, change orders, and payroll and how it impacts processing systems. It explains the impact of additional management reports and how they can enhance and facilitate a manager's job. The key measurements that residential construction professionals should track. The integration of job cost accounting with estimating, purchasing, and scheduling. The profit center concept for multiple-project companies and its reporting requirements. Every company should produce monthly financial statements and other reports for management use. Just as any home or building must rest on a secure and solid foundation, an understanding of accounting should be the firm foundation upon which a company rests

Construction Accounting

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Steven M. Bragg

Publisher: Accounting Tools

ISBN: 9781938910753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 6864

Construction Accounting addresses every aspect of the accounting for a construction business. The intent is to not only explain accounting concepts, but also provide examples and show how an accounting system can be constructed and operated. The book pays particular attention to unique aspects of construction accounting that are not encountered in other industries, including the job cost ledger, change orders, back charges, percentage of completion calculations, and the treatment of anticipated losses on contracts.

QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual

Author: Bonnie Biafore

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449320120

Category: Computers

Page: 760

View: 5729

Your bookkeeping workflow will be smoother and faster with QuickBooks 2012 for Windows—but only if you spend more time using the program than figuring out how it works. This book puts you in control: you get step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process. The important stuff you need to know: Get started. Set up your accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items quickly. Manage your business. Track spending, income, invoices, inventory, and payroll. Spend less time on bookkeeping. Use QuickBooks to create invoices or timesheets in batches. Follow the money. Examine everything from billable time and expenses to year-end tasks. Find key info quickly. Rely on QuickBooks’ vendor, customer, inventory, and employee centers. Exchange data with other programs. Move data between QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.

QuickBooks 2014 in Depth

Author: Laura Madeira

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0789752638

Category: Computers

Page: 867

View: 720

Whether youŕe an entrepreneur, accountant, or bookkeeper, this comprehensive guide will help you get the most out of QuickBooks 2014: more productivity, more business knowledge, and more value!

QuickBooks 2013 In Depth

Author: Laura Madeira

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133256456

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 2121

Do more in less time! Whether you’re an entrepreneur, accountant, or bookkeeper, this comprehensive guide will help you get the most out of QuickBooks 2013: more productivity, more business knowledge, and more value! Drawing on her unsurpassed QuickBooks consulting and accounting experience, Laura Madeira delivers step-by-step guides and practical checklists for taking total control over business finances and improving everything from planning to reporting and payroll to invoicing. • Create a new QuickBooks file; convert from other software; and set up users, permissions, and preferences • New! Learn how to use tools specific to your version of QuickBooks, including QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions • Understand QuickBooks lists from the chart of accounts, items, classes, and more • Set up and manage inventory, vendors, customers, and payroll • Track product or service sales and manage the profitability of your company • Efficiently download bank and credit card transactions • Master all the essentials of financial reporting; customize and memorize reports • Review the accuracy of your data, with step-by-step instructions accompanied by checklists • Share QuickBooks data with your accountant or client at tax time • Use QuickBooks 2013’s tools for managing loans, planning and preparing for year-end, and syncing with Outlook contacts • Efficiently review and correct client data errors, from misclassified transactions to incorrect beginning balances • Prepare customized reports and documents using MS Excel and Word integration • Master powerful shortcuts for working more efficiently and saving precious time • Learn how to reliably back up your data, troubleshoot database errors, and manage QuickBooks data integrity All In Depth books offer • Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions • Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own • Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style Learning, reference, problem-solving...the only QuickBooks 2013 book you need!

QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual

Author: Bonnie Biafore

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449388836

Category: Computers

Page: 702

View: 6363

QuickBooks 2010 has impressive features, like financial and tax reporting, invoicing, payroll, time and mileage tracking, and online banking. So how do you avoid spending more time learning the software than using it? This Missing Manual takes you beyond QuickBooks' help resources: you not only learn how the program works, but why and when to use specific features. You also get basic accounting advice so that everything makes sense. QuickBooks can handle many of the financial tasks small companies face. QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual helps you handle QuickBooks with easy step-by-step instructions. Set up your QuickBooks files and preferences to fit your company Track inventory, control spending, run a payroll, and manage income Follow the money all the way from customer invoices to year-end tasks Export key snapshots in the convenient new Report Center Streamline your workflow with the new Online Banking Center Build and monitor budgets to keep your company financially fit Share information with your accountant quickly and easily QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual covers only QuickBooks 2010 for Windows.

Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2003

Author: Karen Mitchell,Craig Savage,Jim Erwin

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781572181304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 4199

Easily master QuickBooks Pro 2003 and quickly learn how to generate reports to help you analyze your company's progress. Includes a FREE CD-ROM with preconfigured construction company files for QuickBooks Pro, including one for Canada. Just drag the company file onto your hard drive and then fill it in with your vendors, subs, and customers. Also included is a complete estimating program with a cost database to help you estimate your jobs, and a unique translation tool to transfer the estimate to QuickBooks Pro for job costing. Includes 40 FREE construction forms.

A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers

Manage Properties with QuickBooks(R)

Author: Gita Faust

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979124099

Category:

Page: 576

View: 6507

A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers holds the secret for the easiest method of bookkeeping in the industry. The manual is a specialized book for short term vacation rentals. Whether you are a property manager, CPA, accountant, QuickBooks consultant, or bookkeeper, this is the book for you. You will learn how to pay less per unit as your business grows by applying our method of property management and bookkeeping. A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers is ideal for the business manager who: Wants to automate all financial reporting Wants their business to be IRS audit proof Wants to save hundreds or even thousands in training fees Is tired of the frustration and stress of always being behind Needs to identify money received from and paid to each property owner Needs to track maintenance request Needs to track guest deposits and rental amounts Needs to collect guest deposits, send agreements, and track balances Wants flexibility in managing guests, owners, documents, and accounting Recently released book from Advanced QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, Gita Faust of Tri State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers is available in printed format. This is the only book in the world that teaches an easier accrual and cash basis accounting system for short term rental property management businesses using QuickBooks. During tax time and year round, real estate professionals everywhere have been dreaming about an easier, faster method of doing their company bookkeeping and now, with A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers, they have it. The new vacation property management manual, just like all the other books before it, will teach property managers how to get their books up-to-date and ready for tax preparation in the least amount of time imaginable. They will easily stay current applying the system to their day-to-day operations. Send an email to the author with proof of purchase to access to tutorial videos and receive a QuickBooks file customized with both Chart of Accounts and over 150 reports for vacation rental managers. The QuickBooks files are available for Australian, Canadian, US, or UK versions of QuickBooks. As a QuickBooks property management advisor, author, Gita Faust, takes the guesswork out of entering and maintaining your financials by providing concise, easy-to-follow guidelines. You will achieve the results you want with minimal time and effort-and much less stress By following the step-by-step instructions provided in A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers, you will be able to quickly run reports showing how much guests owe you and how much you owe owners. Why pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for this when you can now learn it and do-it-yourself? The illustrated, step-by-step, hands-on manual reveals the secrets of how accountants organize and record transactions that are months or even years behind. A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers is designed to save you time and money and keep your business books up-to-date. The cash basis method of filing tax returns is the most widely used method in our country and the lessons learned will ensure that your business is IRS audit proof. Gita Faust, of FastTracConsulting.com, has been an Advanced QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor since 1999 and is the only ProAdvisor to write a series of books about QuickBooks property and real estate management. Her firm is an Intuit Premier Reseller of QuickBooks products and services. Gita has used the very methods described in her manual herself for over 30 years. Don't wait Start getting your business back on track today.

Restaurant Accounting with QuickBooks

How to Set Up and Use QuickBooks to Manage Your Restaurant Finances

Author: Doug Sleeter,Doug Sleeter The Sleeter Group,Stacey Byrne

Publisher: Sleeter Group

ISBN: 9781942417125

Category:

Page: 210

View: 9297

A restaurant's success relies on an effective back office accounting system, and QuickBooks can be a critical part of that success. Restaurant Accounting with QuickBooks guides you through purchasing, bill paying, gift certificate tracking, cash management, time tracking, and payroll.

Quickbooks For Dummies

Author: Veechi Curtis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1742468985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 6669

Discover expert tips for taking charge of your finances Want to spend less time doing bookkeeping and more time on your business? This book shows you how to bill customers, process payroll, track payments and expenses, and produce financial reports. QuickBooks For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition, is a guide for everyone, whether you're a business owner or an employee charged with making QuickBooks work. Create your first company file — set up QuickBooks with a minimum of fuss Bill customers with ease — prepare customer invoices, record sales and pay bills Customise templates to suit your business — create professional forms for maximum impact Create your own Profit & Loss reports — take control of your business finances (as easy as 1, 2, 3 . . .) Report for GST — keep tabs on how much GST you owe, generate Business Activity Statements and lodge online statements Learn about payroll and managing employee pays — master employee tax, super, leave entitlements and more Manage your tax obligations — keep your tax affairs in tip-top shape so you can sleep easy at night Build your confidence — discover how to check your own work and allocate transactions correctly Open the book and find: Details of all new features in the latest software releases Step-by-step instructions for all key activities Tips for doing your books faster and smarter How to calculate employee payments correctly Health-check systems for ensuring accurate accounts Techniques for creating standard and custom reports Strategies for building business success Learn to: Get QuickBooks up and running, the easy way Generate customer invoices, record expenses and pay bills Become a whiz at payroll Prepare your own Business Activity Statements