QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies

QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies

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Keep your budget on track and your business booming with QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies! QuickBooks is your one-stop shop for taking care of all those financial chores that are essential to keep your small business up and running, and this all-in-one guide makes managing your books easier than ever. Written by CPA and trusted financial author Stephen L. Nelson, this popular For Dummies bestseller has been updated for the latest version of QuickBooks and financial practices. You'll find eight self-contained minibooks that start with the basics of bookkeeping and accounting and walk you all the way through creating business plans and taking advantage of other business resources. Helps you understand accounting procedures and concepts, set up QuickBooks for your business needs, and start speaking the language of financeExplains how to invoice customers, pay vendors, monitor inventory, track accounts, and computer employee wages and payroll deductionsCovers important accounting tasks like preparing financial statements, filing taxes, planning a budget, developing a business plan, forecasting, and assessing the health of your businessIncludes eight minibooks: An Accounting Primer, Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks, Bookkeeping Chores, Accounting Chores, Financial Management, Business Plans, Care & Maintenance, and Additional Business Resources Don't put off those pesky accounting tasks any longer! QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies makes managing your business finances a snap and gives you the confidence to tackle the books like a pro.show more

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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 185.42 x 223.52 x 35.56mm | 907.18g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118720083
  • 9781118720080
  • 531,726

About Stephen L. Nelson

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.show more

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8 books in 1 Getting Started with an Accounting Primer Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks Bookkeeping Chores Accounting Chores Financial Management Business Plans Care and Maintenance Additional Business Resources Handle all your small business financial chores. It's easy with QuickBooks -- and this guide QuickBooks helps you take control of your small business finances, and this handy reference makes it easier to use QuickBooks! In these eight minibooks in one volume, you'll find expert advice 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 accounting Starting off right -- set up, customize, and fine-tune QuickBooks for your business Bookkeeping basics -- tackle essentials like invoicing customers, paying vendors and employees, tracking inventory, and more Good habits -- prepare financial statements, plan a budget, use activity-based costing, and set up project and job costing Financial management -- step up to advanced tasks, such as ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, and capital budgeting Looking before you leap -- find out how to write a business plan that can help you find your niche Care and maintenance -- set up a network, protect your data, and troubleshoot common problems Expand your horizons -- discover many useful online resources for businesses Open the book and find: Basics of double-entry bookkeeping Steps for computing employee wages and payroll deductions How to track accounts receivable and payable Tips for customizing invoices How to use ratio analysis to track the health of your business Details about preparing and managing a budget Advice on developing a business plan forecast Ways to simplify tax preparationshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Getting Started with an Accounting Primer 5 Chapter 1: Principles of Accounting 7 Chapter 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping 25 Chapter 3: Special Accounting Problems 43 Book II: Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks 65 Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks 67 Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists 85 Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks 109 Book III: Bookkeeping Chores 143 Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers 145 Chapter 2: Paying Vendors 179 Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items 199 Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts 229 Chapter 5: Paying Employees 261 Book IV: Accounting Chores 273 Chapter 1: For Accountants Only 275 Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 291 Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget 313 Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 327 Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 343 Book V: Financial Management 355 Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis 357 Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 375 Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 389 Book VI: Business Plans 405 Chapter 1: Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis 407 Chapter 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast 427 Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan 465 Book VII: Care and Maintenance 479 Chapter 1: Administering QuickBooks 481 Chapter 2: Protecting Your Data 501 Chapter 3: Troubleshooting 517 Book VIII: Additional Business Resources 525 Appendix A: A Crash Course in Excel 527 Appendix B: Government Web Resources for Businesses 545 Appendix C: Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms 563 Index 597show more

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