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Spend less time with the books and more time on business
Do you love running your business but find accounting a pain in the assets? This friendly reference can help. Here's what you need to know about setting up and using QuickBooks, plus helpful advice about accounting chores, business planning, overall financial management, and more. It all adds up to one smart way to simplify your bookkeeping!
The bottom-line on accounting — if you don't know a debit from a credit, this is the place to start
QuickBooks quick start — how to set up QuickBooks, customize it, and use it effectively
Bookkeeping chores — take on workaday tasks in QuickBooks: invoicing customers, paying vendors, tracking inventory, and more
Meet your inner accountant — delve into activity-based costing, preparing a budget, and job costing
Financial management — dig into advanced financial management strategies such as ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, and capital budgeting
Best laid plans — find out how to write a business plan for a business that will flourish
Care and maintenance — set up a network, protect your data, and troubleshoot common problems
Expand your horizons — discover the many useful online resources for businesses
Open the book and find:
Basics of double-entry bookkeeping
Steps for setting up your QuickBooks system
How to generate income, cash flow, and other financial statements
Tips for customizing invoices
Using ratio analysis to track the health of your business
How to perform profit-volume-cost analysis
Advice on developing a business plan forecast
Ways to simplify tax preparation
8 books in 1
Bestselling author Stephen Nelson returns with big help for small businesses
Offering expert advice, bestselling author Stephen Nelson returns with updated coverage of the latest revisions and enhancements to the leading small business accounting software package: QuickBooks. After a quick review of bookkeeping basics, you'll discover how QuickBooks can help you build the perfect budget, process payroll, simplify your tax return prep work, create invoices, manage inventory, generate income statements, balance accounts, and much more. Veteran author Stephen Nelson updates his perennial bestseller and offers you easy-to-understand coverage of the newest release of QuickBooks Encourages you to take control of managing your own business accounting and financial management tasks so you can avoid having to hire expensive outside help Provides expert advice for building the perfect budget, processing payroll, creating invoices, managing inventory, tracking job costs, generating income statements, balancing accounts, creating financial reports, and more
QuickBooks X For Dummies helps you handle your financial management tasks more effectively so that you can effectively manage your business
The perfect accounting solution for small business owners and managers
QuickBooks is the leading small business accounting software package, designed to help users handle their financial and business management tasks more effectively. This value-priced reference combines eight content-rich minibooks in one complete package. It goes well beyond the basics of how to use QuickBooks by providing extensive coverage and expert advice on accounting chores, financial management, business planning, and much more. Thoroughly revised and updated to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to QuickBooks, the book is an indispensable tool for successfully managing business finances.
- Explains how to invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, and manage cash and bank accounts
- Details the steps to set up a do-it-yourself payroll, prepare financial statements and reports, and build a budget
- Walks you through conducting ratio analysis, creating a business plan forecast, and writing a business plan
- Helps you understand double entry bookkeeping, plan and prepare a QuickBooks accounting system, and establish a QuickBooks network
Written by veteran CPA Stephen Nelson, this resource gives you the answers you need to get the most out of QuickBooks!
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 master's 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.