QuickBooks 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

QuickBooks 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

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By (author) Stephen L. Nelson

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 235mm x 36mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 18 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111835639X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118356395
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 227,886

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A soup-to-nuts guide to the leading accounting software for small businesses - QuickBooks 2013! Owners of small businesses will love this complete guide to the newest version of QuickBooks, the premier small-business accounting program. Written by CPA and bestselling financial author Stephen L. Nelson, this all-in-one guide includes 8 self-contained minibooks covering every aspect of QuickBooks and how it is used. Coverage includes accounting basics, getting started with QuickBooks, bookkeeping and accounting chores, a short course in financial management, tips on creating a business plan, how to maintain QuickBooks, and some valuable additional resources. Helps you understand basic accounting practices and concepts, customize QuickBooks for your specific needs, and protect your data Explains how to invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, and manage cash and bank accounts with QuickBooks Leads you step-by-step through navigating the payroll process, understanding double-entry bookkeeping, preparing financial statements, building a budget, and tackling your taxes Delves into advanced financial strategies like ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, forecasting, and capital budgeting QuickBooks 2013 All-in-One For Dummies is the key to keeping your business--and budget--on track.

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Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to the American Institute of CPAs and holds an MBA in finance and a Master's in taxation. His 100-plus books, including all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, have sold more than four million copies.

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8 Books in 1An Accounting PrimerGetting Ready to Use QuickBooksBookkeeping ChoresAccounting ChoresFinancial ManagementBusiness PlansCare and MaintenanceAdditional Business ResourcesKeeping your business finances under control is easy with QuickBooks -- and this guideQuickBooks makes it easier to handle all those financial chores you have to do for your small business, and this handy reference makes it easier to use QuickBooks! You'll find minibooks on setting up QuickBooks for your business needs, using it for accounting, bookkeeping, and business planning, keeping your data safe, and much more.An accounting primer -- from debits and credits to double-entry bookkeeping, here's your intro to accountingGetting ready -- set up, customize, and fine-tune QuickBooks for your businessBookkeeping chores -- tackle basics like invoicing customers, paying vendors and employees, tracking inventory, and moreAccounting chores -- prepare financial statements, plan a budget, use activity-based costing, and set up project and job costingFinancial management -- step up to advanced tasks, such as ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, and capital budgetingBusiness plans -- find out how to write a business plan that can help you find your nicheCare and maintenance -- set up a network, protect your data, and troubleshoot common problemsExpand your horizons -- discover many useful online resources for businesses"Open the book and find: Basics of double-entry bookkeepingSteps for computing employee wages and payroll deductionsHow to track accounts receivable and payableTips for customizing invoicesHow to use ratio analysis to track the health of your businessDetails about preparing and managing a budgetAdvice on developing a business plan forecastWays to simplify tax preparation

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: An Accounting Primer 7 Chapter 1: Principles of Accounting 9 Chapter 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping 29 Chapter 3: Special Accounting Problems 47 Book II: Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks 69 Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks 71 Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists 89 Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks 111 Book III: Bookkeeping Chores 141 Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers 143 Chapter 2: Paying Vendors 177 Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items 197 Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts 225 Chapter 5: Paying Employees 255 Book IV: Accounting Chores 265 Chapter 1: For Accountants Only 267 Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 281 Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget 301 Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 313 Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 329 Book V: Financial Management 341 Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis 343 Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 361 Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 375