QuickBooks for Contractors

Author: Craig M. Kershaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997738803


Page: 132

View: 4601

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: 2724

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.

Builder's Guide to Accounting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781572181052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 1569

Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidelines for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. A practical, newly-revised guide to all accounting methods showing how to meet state and federal accounting requirements and the new depreciation rules. Explains what the 1986 Tax Reform Act can mean to your business. Full of charts, diagrams, blank forms, simple directions and examples. Updated with every printing to reflect current accounting procedures. New with this edition: expanded test questions.

Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro

Author: Karen Mitchell,Craig Savage,Jim Erwin

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781572181182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 5763

According to a recent national survey, more construction contractors use QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks than all other accounting programs combined. And for good reason. QuickBooks Pro excels at all the routine paperwork in a construction office: writing checks, keeping track of your bank balance, sending out invoices and statements, creating up-to-the-minute profit and loss 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 Pro. 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 job site.

Contractor's Guide to the Building Code

Author: Jack M. Hageman

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 1572182024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

View: 9126

Don't let your jobs be held up by failing code inspections. Smooth sign-off by the inspector is the goal, but to make this ideal happen on your job site, you need to understand the requirements of latest editions of the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. Understanding what the codes require can be a real challenge. This new, completely revised Contractor's Guide to the Building Code cuts through the "legalese" of the code books. It explains the important requirements for residential and light commercial structures in plain, simple English so you can get it right the first time.

Basic Engineering for Builders

Author: Max Schwartz

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9780934041836

Category: House & Home

Page: 383

View: 9383

Basic engineering principles are offered in non-technical language that the builder can put to use on his jobs. Includes understanding engineering requirements on the plans and how to meet them, sizing of structural members using only preliminary plans, and requirements for steel, concrete, and masonry.

QuickBooks 2010 Solutions Guide for Business Owners and Accountants

Author: Laura Madeira

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768695342

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 7954

This is the definitive, must-have QuickBooks 2010 reference for every business owner and accounting professional. Not a beginner's guide, this is a high-productivity resource for solving the problems that intermediate-to-advanced QuickBooks users encounter most often. Author Laura Madeira is well-qualified to write this book: she has 20 years experience training professionals on Intuit products, and has been selected by Intuit to introduce its new releases to accountants and business entrepreneurs. Here, she offers real solutions for every QuickBooks accounting module, helping you achieve their true goal for QuickBooks: a clear, up-to-date understanding of where the business stands, and where it's headed. Madeira's expert consulting advice covers: data files, banking; A/R, undeposited funds, employee advances, inventory, A/P, sales tax, payroll, reporting, sharing data with accountants, and much more. Offers expert solutions, processes, and QuickBooks troubleshooting help users can't find in any other book Shows how to fix errors and problems wherever they occur, from A/R and A/P to sales tax and payroll

Running QuickBooks 2007 Premier Editions

Author: Kathy Ivens

Publisher: CPA911 Publishing

ISBN: 9781932925005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 638

View: 2127

Explains how to use the premier editions of QuickBooks 2007 to set-up and manage bookkeeping systems, track invoices, pay bills, manage payroll, generate reports, and determine job costs.

A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rental Managers

Manage Properties with QuickBooks(R)

Author: Gita Faust

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979124099


Page: 576

View: 8888

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.

A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rentals by Owner

Manage Properties with QuickBooks

Author: Gita Faust

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979124082


Page: 684

View: 4139

HAVE YOU INVESTED IN ONE ORE MORE VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES, BUT ARE NOT SURE HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS? Relax. You have just found a better way to run your business. With A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rentals by Owner, you will learn how to drastically improve your daily accounting and management routine, and it is a lot easier than trying to search the internet or find a consultant who may or may not have experience with vacation rentals. A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rentals by Owner helps you every step of the way. You will be able to quickly run reports showing how much guests owe you and how much you owe contractors and vendors. 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! With this manual, you will learn how to: Adopt our customized QuickBooks file Get clarity on common QuickBooks myths Reconcile income and deposits to maximize profit Own and manage unlimited number of properties Record purchase and sale of the short term rentals Record and track refinancing, mortgage and escrow Manage payments, deposits, invoices, and multiple guest folios Manage cleaning, repairs, customer service tasks, and transfers Take advantage of an ideal system for tracking online bookings Track equity, worth, cash flow, and price value for multiple properties Follow step-by-step instructions to build YOUR ideal business Assess over 100 customized reports for your short term rentals Save Your Short-Term Rental Business Time and Money with These QuickBooks Best Practices. Vacation Rentals by Owners have specific needs for QuickBooks. This book offers techniques written for Landlords, CPA, Accountant, Bookkeepers, QuickBooks Consultant and your business to handle their accounting and management needs right the first time. Claim your QuickBooks file with customization to save time and money at FastTracConsulting.com/contact-us/ GITA FAUST is a landlord herself and the principal owner of Fast Trac Consulting, an accounting firm based in the Northeast region of the United States. A Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999, Gita brings her realistic vision of accounting, years of research, and repeated client satisfaction to the system she presents in this manual. A QuickBooks Guide for Vacation Rentals by Owner is one more in her valuable series, Manage Properties with QuickBooks, written for real estate investors, property managers, and accounting professionals."

Paint Contractor's Manual

Author: Dave Matis,Jobe H. Toole

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9780910460460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 9768

How to start and run a profitable paint contracting company: getting set up to handle volume work and getting top production from your crews. Loaded with man-hour estimates, sample forms, contracts, and examples you can use.

Contractor's Plain-English Legal Guide

Author: Quenda Behler Story

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572181069

Category: Law

Page: 257

View: 6194

For today's contractors, legal problems are like snakes in the swamp - you might not see them, but they're there. This book tells you where the snakes are hiding and directs you to the safe path. You're less likely to need a $200-an-hour guide with a law degree if you follow the simple directions given in this easy-to-read handbook. The legal tasks you can do yourself - this book tells you how. The ones where you'd better get a professional - this book tells you what and when. For the price of 15 minutes in a lawyer's office, you'll have a guide that will make many of those visits unnecessary.

2001 National Construction Estimator

Author: Craftsman Book Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572180949

Category: Building

Page: 592

View: 2298

Current building costs for residential, commercial and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Man-hours, recommended crew and labor costs for installation. Includes Estimate Writer, an electronic version of the book on computer disk, with a stand alone estimating program. National Estimator works just like a book. Page through the entire book one screen at a time or use the electronic index to search (in seconds) for what you need.

QuickBooks 2015: The Best Guide for Small Business

Author: Bobbi Sandberg,Leslie Capachietti

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071850244

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 4906

Set up QuickBooks 2015 to work the way your business does! QuickBooks ProAdvisors reveal best practices for customizing and using the #1 small business financial software QuickBooks: The Best Guide for Small Business takes the guesswork out of setting up and running a business with QuickBooks. Our QuickBooks ProAdvisors have worked one-on-one with thousands of small business owners—and they are here to help you! This book explains what’s new in QuickBooks 2015, how to choose the right edition, best practices from other users, and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn proven methods for managing your business finances, processing invoices, tracking inventory, monitoring sales, and administering payroll. Maximize the software’s capabilities and run your small business efficiently using the time-saving techniques packed inside this practical resource. Helps you quickly identify which features you need to know to run your business Topics organized logically so you can get to mission critical tasks in the order you need them Easy-to-follow examples of best practices employed by other QuickBooks users Includes valuable tips on accounting, inventory management, payroll, budgets, business reports, tax preparation, and more

QuickBooks 2013 In Depth

Author: Laura Madeira

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133256456

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 8197

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!

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


Page: 210

View: 7346

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.