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QuickBooks keeps your business books, and this book makes it easy!
Book a little time to make your small-business accounting easier! QuickBooks makes business bookkeeping a breeze, and this guide gives you just what you need to get going. Install and set up QuickBooks for your business, keep financial records, prepare invoices and record sales, pay bills, settle up at the end of the year, and more.
Quick, get started discover what you need to do to be ready for QuickBooks, then install and set up the software
Satisfy the IRS use QuickBooks to maintain your accounting records to comply with tax laws
Everyday stuff prepare customer invoices and credit memos, record sales, pay bills, and monitor inventory
Regular record-keeping rely on QuickBooks for the activities you need to perform weekly, monthly, and annually
Be budget wise set up a business budget, print checks and manage payroll, and reconcile your account
It's just business create job estimates that can be easily converted into invoices or compared with actual costs
Report it create reports to help you understand your customer list, vendors, job expenses, inventory, payroll, budget, and more
Open the book and find:
How to track accounts receivable and payable
Easy ways to keep track of inventory levels
Tips for keeping your business checkbook
How to produce common financial reports
Job-costing guidance to help you estimate, bill, and track jobs
Advice on whether to use accrual-basis accounting or cash-basis accounting
Ways to simplify tax preparation
How to handle payroll and withholding
* What the book covers: the key features of QuickBooks including getting started, creating invoices and credit memos, recording a sales receipt, recording and paying bills, setting up inventory items, tracking business credit cards, printing checks, processing payroll and preparing payroll tax returns, building a budget, going online with QuickBooks, balancing accounts, generating financial reports, job estimating, billing, and tracking, simplifying tax return preparation, backing up data, 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.
Got a business to run? QuickBooks makes small-business accounting easier, and QuickBooks 2009 For Dummies
shows you how! Bookkeeping may not be your favorite part of running a small business, so learning to use QuickBooks might pay off in more ways than one.
QuickBooks helps you keep financial records, prepare invoices and record sales, pay bills, settle up at the end of the year, and more. In this guide, a top accounting and tax planning consultant tells you what you need to do to be ready for QuickBooks, then how to install and set up the program for your business. Discover how to:
- Use the latest version of QuickBooks to maintain your accounting records in compliance with tax laws
- Create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, and monitor your inventory
- Record and pay bills, print checks, and process payroll, including withholding
- Balance accounts and generate financial reports
- Set up a business budget and reconcile your account
- Perform weekly, monthly, and annual record-keeping
- Create job estimates that can be easily converted into invoices or compared with actual costs
- Track accounts receivable and payable
- Produce reports that help you understand your customer list, vendors, job expenses, inventory, payroll, budget, and more
- Use job-costing procedure that help you estimate, bill, and track jobs
- Decide whether to use accrual-basis accounting or cash-basis accounting
Handling the financial chores with QuickBooks can put the fun back into owning your own business. QuickBooks 2009 For Dummies makes it easier!
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
Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks.
Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business.
Chapter 2: Answering Mr. Wizard.
Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists.
Part II: Daily Entry Tasks.
Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos.
Chapter 5: Reeling In the Dough.
Chapter 6: Paying the Bills.
Chapter 7: Inventory Magic.
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook.
Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic.
Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time.
Chapter 10: Printing Checks.
Chapter 11: Payroll.
Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget.
Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks.
Part IV: Housekeeping Chores.
Chapter 14: The Balancing Act.
Chapter 15: Reporting on the State of Affairs.
Chapter 16: Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking.
Chapter 17: File Management Tips.
Chapter 18: Fixed Assets and Vehicle Lists.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Tips for Business Owners.
Chapter 20: Tips for Handling (Almost) Ten Tricky Situations.
Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Secret Business Formulas.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in Ten Easy Steps.
Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends.
Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files.