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QuickBooks 2017 All-In-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-28134-4
624 pages
November 2016
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Make business chores easy with QuickBooks

Managing the books for a small business can be a challenging, onerous task. If you're looking to spend fewer hours hunched over multiple spreadsheets and more time focused on other aspects of your growing business, this all-in-one guide gives you everything you need to put QuickBooks to work for you. Combining eight content-rich books into one complete package, this value-priced reference provides answers to all the questions you have about how QuickBooks can manage your business finances—even the ones you didn't know to ask!

With the help of QuickBooks 2017 All-In-One For Dummies, you'll quickly and painlessly discover how to use this fan-favorite software program to establish fundamental accounting practices that will keep your company successful and healthy. From installing the software and configuring QuickBooks to setting up payroll reminders and keeping track of your business checkbook and credit cards, everything you need to effectively—and efficiently—stay on top of those dollars and cents is only a page away!

  • Organize all of your business finances in one place
  • Pay vendors, invoice customers, and track inventory
  • Prepare financial statements and reports
  • Access your cloud-based account using your smartphone

This is your all-encompassing guide to putting your financial woes to rest and simplifying your business accounting with confidence!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book 1: An Accounting Primer 5

CHAPTER 1: Principles of Accounting 7

CHAPTER 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping 27

CHAPTER 3: Special Accounting Problems 47

Book 2: 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 113

Book 3: Bookkeeping Chores 143

CHAPTER 1: Invoicing Customers .145

CHAPTER 2: Paying Vendors 179

CHAPTER 3: Tracking Inventory and Items 199

CHAPTER 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts 229

CHAPTER 5: Paying Employees 259

Book 4: Accounting Chores 271

CHAPTER 1: For Accountants Only 273

CHAPTER 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 289

CHAPTER 3: Preparing a Budget 309

CHAPTER 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 321

CHAPTER 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 337

Book 5: Financial Management 349

CHAPTER 1: Ratio Analysis 351

CHAPTER 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 369

CHAPTER 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 383

Book 6: Business Plans 399

CHAPTER 1: Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis 401

CHAPTER 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast 421

CHAPTER 3: Writing a Business Plan 457

Book 7: Care and Maintenance 471

CHAPTER 1: Administering QuickBooks 473

CHAPTER 2: Protecting Your Data 491

CHAPTER 3: Troubleshooting 507

Book 8: Appendixes 513

APPENDIX A: A Crash Course in Excel 515

APPENDIX B: Government Web Resources for Businesses 531

APPENDIX C: Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms 549

Index 579

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Author Information

Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, MS in Taxation, is a CPA in Redmond, Washington. He provides accounting, business advisory, and tax planning and preparation services to small businesses such as manufacturers, retailers, professional service firms, and start-up technology companies.

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