A value-packed guide to the most popular accounting program for small businesses 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 QuickBooks updates and enhancements, this book is an indispensable tool for successfully managing business finances.
* Helps you understand double entry bookkeeping, planning and preparing a QuickBooks accounting system * 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 Written by veteran CPA Stephen Nelson, QuickBooks "X" All-in-One For Dummies gives you the answers you need to keep your business and budget on track!
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.
Introduction 1 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 71 Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks 73 Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists 91 Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks 115 Book III: Bookkeeping Chores 145 Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers 147 Chapter 2: Paying Vendors 181 Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items 201 Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts 233 Chapter 5: Paying Employees 263 Book IV: Accounting Chores 273 Chapter 1: For Accountants Only 275 Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 291 Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget 311 Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 323 Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 339 Book V: Financial Management 351 Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis 353 Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 371 Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 385 Book VI: Business Plans 403 Chapter 1: Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis 405 Chapter 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast 423 Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan 461 Book VII: Care and Maintenance 475 Chapter 1: Administering QuickBooks 477 Chapter 2: Protecting Your Data 495 Chapter 3: Troubleshooting 511 Book VIII: Additional Business Resources 517 Appendix A: A Crash Course in Excel 519 Appendix B: Government Web Resources for Businesses 537 Appendix C: Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms 559 Index 597
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