QuickBooks 2006 For Dummies
Now you can add another member to your team: QuickBooks 2006 For Dummies. This helpful book is loaded with the latest information, features, and expert advice you need to make the best use of the software. Pop open the book, and you’ll quickly start getting the basics in plain English. Written for those of us who aren’t CPAs, this down-to-earth guide explains how to:
- Create invoices and credit memos
- Produce income statements and financial reports
- Process payroll and simplify tax preparation
- Estimate, bill, and track expenses
Author Stephen Nelson not only has an MBA, a CPA and expertise in teaching the rest of us about QuickBooks, he also teaches other CPAs how to teach the rest of us about QuickBooks. You’ll feel like you’ve got a knowledgeable and humorous buddy at your side as you learn how to:
- Streamline bill paying with online banking and electronic checks
- Set up a workable chart of accounts and a good working budget
- Keep track of inventory, fixed assets, and vehicle mileage
- Handle selling a depreciable asset—and nine other “Tricky Situations”
- Figure out your break-even point—and nine more “Secret Business Formulas”
- Install QuickBooks in ten easy steps
If you handle the financial parts of your business like a pro, you’re free to concentrate on what you do best. QuickBooks 2006 For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to get started!
Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks.
Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business.
Chapter 2: Answering Mr. Wizard.
Chapter 3: Populating the 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.
Steve’s experiences mesh nicely with his special purpose. He’s a CPA in Redmond, Washington. He’s an adjunct professor of taxation (S corporations and limited liability companies) at Golden Gate University’s graduate tax school. And, heck, he even used to work as a senior consultant and CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. (er, yeah, that Arthur Andersen — but, hey, it was 20 years ago). Steve, whose books have sold more than 4 million copies in English and have been translated into 11 other languages, is also the bestselling author of Quicken 2006 For Dummies (Wiley).