A soup-to-nuts guide to the leading accounting software for small businesses - QuickBooks 2013!
Owners of small businesses will love this complete guide to the newest version of QuickBooks, the premier small-business accounting program. Written by CPA and bestselling financial author Stephen L. Nelson, this all-in-one guide includes 8 self-contained minibooks covering every aspect of QuickBooks and how it is used. Coverage includes accounting basics, getting started with QuickBooks, bookkeeping and accounting chores, a short course in financial management, tips on creating a business plan, how to maintain QuickBooks, and some valuable additional resources.
- Helps you understand basic accounting practices and concepts, customize QuickBooks for your specific needs, and protect your data
- Explains how to invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, and manage cash and bank accounts with QuickBooks
- Leads you step-by-step through navigating the payroll process, understanding double-entry bookkeeping, preparing financial statements, building a budget, and tackling your taxes
- Delves into advanced financial strategies like ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, forecasting, and capital budgeting
QuickBooks 2013 All-in-One For Dummies is the key to keeping your business–and budget–on track.
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 69
Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks 71
Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists 89
Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks 111
Book III: Bookkeeping Chores 141
Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers 143
Chapter 2: Paying Vendors 177
Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items 197
Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts 225
Chapter 5: Paying Employees 255
Book IV: Accounting Chores 265
Chapter 1: For Accountants Only 267
Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 281
Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget 301
Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 313
Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 329
Book V: Financial Management 341
Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis 343
Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 361
Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 375
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