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Quickbooks For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition

ISBN: 978-1-74246-898-3
440 pages
September 2011
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Discover expert tips for taking charge of your finances

Want to spend less time doing bookkeeping and more time on your business? This book shows you how to bill customers, process payroll, track payments and expenses, and produce financial reports. QuickBooks For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition, is a guide for everyone, whether you're a business owner or an employee charged with making QuickBooks work.

  • Create your first company file — set up QuickBooks with a minimum of fuss

  • Bill customers with ease — prepare customer invoices, record sales and pay bills

  • Customise templates to suit your business — create professional forms for maximum impact

  • Create your own Profit & Loss reports — take control of your business finances (as easy as 1, 2, 3 . . .)

  • Report for GST — keep tabs on how much GST you owe, generate Business Activity Statements and lodge online statements

  • Learn about payroll and managing employee pays — master employee tax, super, leave entitlements and more

  • Manage your tax obligations — keep your tax affairs in tip-top shape so you can sleep easy at night

  • Build your confidence — discover how to check your own work and allocate transactions correctly

Open the book and find:

  • Details of all new features in the latest software releases

  • Step-by-step instructions for all key activities

  • Tips for doing your books faster and smarter

  • How to calculate employee payments correctly

  • Health-check systems for ensuring accurate accounts

  • Techniques for creating standard and custom reports

  • Strategies for building business success

Learn to:

  • Get QuickBooks up and running, the easy way

  • Generate customer invoices, record expenses and pay bills

  • Become a whiz at payroll

  • Prepare your own Business Activity Statements

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Introduction 1

Part I: Preparing for the Journey 7

Chapter 1: Hit the Road, Jack! 9

Chapter 2: Lists, Lists and More Lists 29

Part II: Everyday Transactions 53

Chapter 3: Billing Your Customers 55

Chapter 4: Staying in the Black and Getting Paid 83

Chapter 5: Shelling Out the Cash 111

Chapter 6: Keeping Suppliers Sweet 133

Chapter 7: A Balancing Act 157

Chapter 8: Stocking Up 175

Chapter 9: Setting Up Opening Balances 203

Chapter 10: Understanding GST 217

Part III: Digging a Little Deeper 249

Chapter 11: Adapting QuickBooks to Fit the Bill 251

Chapter 12: Managing Payroll 271

Chapter 13: Reporting on the Situation 307

Chapter 14: Managing Profit and Growing Your Business 323

Chapter 15: Looking After Your Company File 341

Part IV: The Part of Tens 363

Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Electronic Payments 365

Chapter 17: Ten Tricks for Speed 373

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Working with Your Accountant 379

Appendix: The QuickBooks Family 387

Index 393

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Veechi Curtis is a qualified accountant and consultant who specialises in teaching small businesses about technology and finance. She is the author of several business titles, including Small Business For Dummies, Australian Edition, Bookkeeping For Dummies and MYOB Software For Dummies.
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