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Your one-stop guide to managing your business finances
QuickBooks is the leading small-business accounting software, but there's a lot to it. This guide makes it simple, with individual minibooks covering different aspects of QuickBooks, along with some basic business financial management tips and pointers. Put them together, and you will find that the business of running your business just got easier!
- Accounting 101 get a handle on accounting principles and double-entry bookkeeping
Starting out right set up and fine-tune QuickBooks for your business
Keeping the books become familiar with the procedures for invoicing customers, paying vendors, tracking inventory, and paying employees
Day-to-day accounting learn to prepare budgets, financial statements, reports, and job-costing systems
Managing finances discover ratio analysis, economic value-added analysis, and capital budgeting techniques
Plan for success get direction for writing a business plan and using profit-volume-cost analysis
Be prepared protect your vital business data and troubleshoot potential QuickBooks problems
Find support explore online business resources and learn financial terminology
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 and preparing 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 eighteen years.
Everything that small-business owners need to manage their financial affairs with QuickBooks
Intuit's QuickBooks, updated each year, is the leading financial management software for small businesses. With eight content-rich minibooks, QuickBooks "X" All-in-One For Dummies covers everything you need to know to get your business finances in order with QuickBooks.
QuickBooks "X" All-in-One For Dummies is the complete reference for every aspect of this useful software
- QuickBooks, the leading small-business accounting software package, is updated annually; this guide covers the latest version
- Minibooks include An Accounting Primer, Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks, Bookkeeping Chores, Accounting Chores, Financial Management, Business Plans, Care and Maintenance, and Additional Business Resources
- Covers understanding double entry bookkeeping, planning and preparing a QuickBooks accounting system, and setting up a QuickBooks network
- Shows how to invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, and set up project and job costing systems
- Explains how to write a business plan, create a business plan forecast, and conduct a ratio analysis
QuickBooks "X" All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensible tool for small-business owners who want to manage their business finances more effectively.
About the Author
Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to both the Washington Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs, and he has written more than 100 books that have sold over 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.