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QuickBooks 2014 For Dummies

QuickBooks 2014 For Dummies

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By (author) Stephen L. Nelson

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 25mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118720059
  • ISBN 13: 9781118720059
  • Sales rank: 428,534

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Take control of the books and keep your finances in the black with QuickBooks and For Dummies With over four million of his books in print, CPA and perennial bestselling For Dummies author Stephen L. Nelson knows how to make QuickBooks and basic accounting easy for the rest of us. Small business owners, managers, and employees: if you want to use QuickBooks for your business, the new edition of this annual bestseller is the best place to start. From setting up the software to creating invoices, recording and paying bills, tracking inventory, getting reports, and crunching numbers for tax prep, you'll discover how to do it, why to do it, and get way more organized in the process. Gives small business owners the power to manage their own business accounting and financial management tasks using QuickBooks "X" Helps you build the perfect budget, process payroll, create invoices, manage inventory, track costs, generate financial reports, balance accounts, and simplify your tax return prep Walks you through basic bookkeeping concepts, data management fundamentals, and need-to-know accounting guidelines to help you track your finances with ease Keep your business finances on track, on budget, and in control with QuickBooks "X" and QuickBooks "X" For Dummies .

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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 Masters in Taxation. His 100-plus books, including QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, have sold more than four million copies.

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Learn to: Organize all your business finances in one placeCreate invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, and pay the billsTrack inventory, figure job costs, and monitor your business with reportsMake tax time easierKeep a close eye on your business accounts with QuickBooksRunning or working for a small business can be exciting. Tracking all the bills and invoices, accounts and tax forms, not so fun. That's why businesspeople like you rely on QuickBooks. Written by a bestselling CPA and QuickBooks expert, this friendly guide makes it easy to use QuickBooks to manage your financial records, track sales, pay bills, balance your books, and keep your business in the black.Start off on the right foot -- get ready for the QuickBooks setup, populate QuickBooks lists, and customize QuickBooks for your business needsYour daily do's -- build good data entry habits, create professional-looking invoices, pay bills, and record salesGood housekeeping -- write checks, set up payment reminders, and keep the payroll rollingBalancing act -- effectively keep track of your checkbook, credit and debit card accounts, inventory, payroll, and budgetsKnow what's where when -- track inventory, fill out purchase orders, and deal with multiple inventory locationsThe state of your affairs -- create financial reports and track every dollar coming in and going outA 411 for the taxman -- organize your data as you go and get reliable records for tax timeOpen the book and find: "Steps to setting up and succeeding with QuickBooksTips for processing invoicesHow to build the perfect budgetWays to handle payroll and withholdingDetails about downloading transactions and paying bills onlineSteps for tracking sales and customer paymentsAdvice on developing a business plan forecastHow to maintain records for tax time

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks 7 Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business 9 Chapter 2: The Big Setup 19 Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists 37 Part II: Daily Entry Tasks 81 Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos 83 Chapter 5: Reeling In the Dough 107 Chapter 6: Paying the Bills 131 Chapter 7: Inventory Magic 155 Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook 175 Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic 193 Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time 203 Chapter 10: Printing Checks 205 Chapter 11: Payroll 217 Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget 229 Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks 237 Part IV: Housekeeping Chores 249 Chapter 14: The Balancing Act 251 Chapter 15: Reporting on the State of Affairs 261 Chapter 16: Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking 275 Chapter 17: File Management Tips 285 Chapter 18: Fixed Assets and Vehicle Lists 297 Part V: The Part of Tens 309 Chapter 19: Tips for Handling (Almost) Ten Tricky Situations 311 Chapter 20: (Almost) Ten Secret Business Formulas 319 Part VI: Appendixes 355 Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in a Dozen Easy Steps 337 Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends 341 Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files 361 Index 369