QuickBooks All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

QuickBooks All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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One of the principles of good business and good money management is to make the most of what you have. "QuickBooks All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies" helps you make the most of QuickBooks business accounting software. Updated to cover changes and enhancements to the software, it combines eight quick reference guides: an accounting primer that covers basic principles, double-entry bookkeeping, and special accounting problems; Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks with information on setting up QuickBooks, loading the master file lists, and fine-tuning QuickBooks; Bookkeeping Chores, covering invoicing customers, paying vendors, tracking inventory, and more; Accounting Chores including financial statements, reports, and budgets, using activity-based costing, and setting up project and job costing systems. It also features: Financial Management such as ratio analysis, economic value-added analysis, and capital budgeting; Business Plans, featuring profit-volume-cost analysis, forecasting, and writing a business plan; Care and Maintenance, with information on protecting data, troubleshooting, and more; Additional Business Resources including a crash course in Excel, a glossary, and more.
Written by veteran Dummies author Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, and author of more than 100 books with more than four million copies in print, "QuickBooks All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies" goes beyond the basics of how to use QuickBooks and provides expert advice on accounting chores, financial management, business planning, and much more. With a comprehensive index, it's your instant, at-your-fingertips reference for everything from how to handle everyday accounting tasks to long-term planning for your business. This work includes fine-tune QuickBooks for your business and your accounting systems. It helps you: calculate breakeven points; budget for capital expenditures; take advantage of online banking. There's even a companion Web site where you can take advantage of a sample business plan workbook and download a profit-volume cost analysis workbook. You won't find a more comprehensive, authoritative, yet understandable guide to QuickBooks.
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  • Online resource | 642 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 48mm | 1,279.12g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764576623
  • 9780764576621

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Packed with expert tips to help you stay on top of your financesYour one-stop guide to easier small business accounting and financial management QuickBooks 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.Discover how toPrepare common financial statementsSimplify tax return preparationInvoice customers, pay vendors, and track inventoryUnderstand ratio analysisCalculate breakeven pointsSave on business taxes
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About Stephen L. Nelson

Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, provides business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He is also an adjunct professor teaching graduate tax courses at Golden Gate University.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Book I: An Accounting Primer. Chapter 1: Principles of Accounting. Chapter 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping. Chapter 3: Special Accounting Problems. Book II: Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks. Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks. Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists. Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks. Book III: Bookkeeping Chores. Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers. Chapter 2: Paying Vendors. Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items. Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts. Chapter 5: Paying Employees. Book IV: Accounting Chores. Chapter 1: For Accountants Only. Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports. Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget. Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing. Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems. Book V: Financial Management. Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis. Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis. Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell. Book VI: Business Plans. Chapter 1: Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis. Chapter 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast. Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan. Book VII: Care and Maintenance. Chapter 1: Setting Up a Peer-to-Peer Network. Chapter 2: Administering QuickBooks. Chapter 3: Protecting Your Data. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting. Book VIII: Appendixes. Appendix A: A Crash Course in Excel. Appendix B: Government Web Resources for Businesses. Appendix C: Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms. Index.
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