Synopses & Reviews
8 Books in 1
- An Accounting Primer
- Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks
- Bookkeeping Chores
- Accounting Chores
- Financial Management
- Business Plans
- Care and Maintenance
- Additional Business Resources
Keeping your business finances under control is easy with QuickBooks and this guide
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.
- An accounting primer from debits and credits to double-entry bookkeeping, here's your intro to accounting
- Getting ready set up, customize, and fine-tune QuickBooks for your business
- Bookkeeping chores tackle basics like invoicing customers, paying vendors and employees, tracking inventory, and more
- Accounting chores prepare financial statements, plan a budget, use activity-based costing, and set up project and job costing
- Financial management step up to advanced tasks, such as ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, and capital budgeting
- Business plans find out how to write a business plan that can help you find your niche
- Care and maintenance set up a network, protect your data, and troubleshoot common problems
- Expand your horizons discover many useful online resources for businesses
Open the book and find:
- Basics of double-entry bookkeeping
- Steps for computing employee wages and payroll deductions
- How to track accounts receivable and payable
- Tips for customizing invoices
- How to use ratio analysis to track the health of your business
- Details about preparing and managing a budget
- Advice on developing a business plan forecast
- 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 setting up a QuickBooks accounting system, loading the master files lists, 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, using activity based costing, setting up project and job costing systems, conducting ratio analysis, using economic value added analysis, capital budgeting, using the profit-volume-cost analysis tools, creating a business plan forecast, writing a business plan, administering QuickBooks, protecting your financial data, 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 twenty years.
A soup-to-nuts guide to the leading accounting software for small businesses - QuickBooks 2013!
Owners of small businesses will love this complete guide to the newest version of QuickBooks, the premier small-business accounting program. Written by CPA and bestselling financial author Stephen L. Nelson, this all-in-one guide includes 8 self-contained minibooks covering every aspect of QuickBooks and how it is used. Coverage includes accounting basics, getting started with QuickBooks, bookkeeping and accounting chores, a short course in financial management, tips on creating a business plan, how to maintain QuickBooks, and some valuable additional resources.
- Helps you understand basic accounting practices and concepts, customize QuickBooks for your specific needs, and protect your data
- Explains how to invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, and manage cash and bank accounts with QuickBooks
- Leads you step-by-step through navigating the payroll process, understanding double-entry bookkeeping, preparing financial statements, building a budget, and tackling your taxes
- Delves into advanced financial strategies like ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, forecasting, and capital budgeting
QuickBooks 2013 All-in-One For Dummies is the key to keeping your business–and budget–on track.
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, including all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, have sold more than four million copies.
Table of Contents
Book I: An Accounting Primer 7
Chapter 1: Principles of Accounting 9
Chapter 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping 29
Chapter 3: Special Accounting Problems 47
Book II: Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks 69
Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks 71
Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists 89
Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks 111
Book III: Bookkeeping Chores 141
Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers 143
Chapter 2: Paying Vendors 177
Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items 197
Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts 225
Chapter 5: Paying Employees 255
Book IV: Accounting Chores 265
Chapter 1: For Accountants Only 267
Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 281
Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget 301
Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 313
Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 329
Book V: Financial Management 341
Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis 343
Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 361
Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 375