QuickBooks 2008 For Dummies
With QuickBooks, you can build a budget, process payroll, track income and outgo, and make tax time a little less stressful. Even though it’s a pretty intuitive system, QuickBooks—like all accounting software—requires a bit of set-up to make it run efficiently and tailor it to your business. QuickBooks 2008 For Dummies shows you how to
- Work with accounts payable and receivable
- Handle credit card transactions
- Keep your business checkbook
- Build a perfect budget
- Print checks and generate reports
- Manage your payroll and prepare payroll tax returns
- Estimate, bill, and track jobs
- Prepare customer invoices, record sales, and pay bills
- Take care of those necessary tasks that happen at the end of the week, the month, the year, or the billing cycle
QuickBooks 2008 For Dummies covers QuickBooks Basic, Pro, Premier, and Enterprise flavors. Whether you’re the business owner or the manager or employee charged with making QuickBooks work, this friendly guide helps you get going and keeps a smile on your face.
Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks.
Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business.
Chapter 2: Answering Mr. Wizard.
Chapter 3: Populating 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 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 2008 For Dummies (Wiley).