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Here's the book that helps you keep your business books with QuickBooks
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.
- Accounting 101 Book I covers the basics of accounting if you don't know a debit from a credit
Ready, set, go learn to set up the program, load files, and customize QuickBooks in Book II
All about bookkeeping in Book III you'll see how to invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, and more
Channel your inner accountant take on activity-based costing, preparing a budget, and job costing in Book IV
Explore financial strategies Book V digs into advanced strategies like ratio analysis, EVA, and capital budgeting
Plan to succeed find out in Book VI how to write the business plan that can help you find your niche
Keep up with upkeep Book VII shows you how to do things that will keep you working productively in QuickBooks
Extra help Book VIII covers additional resources, an Excel primer, accounting terms, and more
Open the book and find:
- How to read a financial statement
Steps for tracking accounts receivable and payable
Tips for managing cash and bank accounts
How to set up lists of customers, vendors, and payroll items
How to produce common financial statements and reports
What you can learn from ratio analysis
How to create and use a business plan workbook
Ways to simplify tax preparation
* What the book covers: the key features of QuickBooks and small business accounting including understanding double entry bookkeeping, planning andpreparing a QuickBooks accounting system, invoicing customers, paying vendors, tracking inventory, managing cash and bank accounts, setting up do-it-yourself payroll, preparing financial statements and reports, building a budget, setting up project and job costing systems, conducting ratio analysis, creating a business plan forecast, writing a business plan, setting up a QuickBooks network, protecting your financial records, troubleshooting, and more.
* Updated coverage of the new version: Revised throughout to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to QuickBooks.
* Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than fifteen years.
QuickBooks accounting software is the favorite financial management and accounting software for small businesses, but it does take a little getting used to. QuickBooks 2009 All-in-One For Dummies
is the QuickBooks reference guide that gets you through the learning curve in a hurry. Eight handy minibooks cover:
- An Accounting Primer
- Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks
- Bookkeeping Chores
- Accounting Chores
- Financial Management
- Business Plans
- Care and Maintenance
- Additional Business Resources
QuickBooks 2009 All-in-One For Dummies is written for the Premier version, but you’ll find the information works for the other versions too. It’s easy to find what you need to know:
- Book I covers all the basic accounting stuff for those who don’t know a credit from a debit
- Learn to set up the program, load files, and customize QuickBooks in Book II
- In Book III you’ll see how to invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, and more
- Take on activity-based costing, preparing a budget, and job costing in Book IV
- Book V gets into cool stuff like ratio analysis, EVA, and capital budgeting
- Find out in Book VI how to write the business plan you need
- Book VII shows you how to manage maintenance for QuickBooks
- Book VIII covers additional resources, an Excel primer, accounting terms, and more
Before you know it, you’ll be managing your business finances like a pro with QuickBooks 2009!
About the Author
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 have sold more than four million copies.
Table of Contents
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: Profi t-Volume-Cost Analysis.
Chapter 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast.
Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan.
Book VII: Care and Maintenance.
Chapter 1: Administering QuickBooks.
Chapter 2: Protecting Your Data.
Chapter 3: 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.