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QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies



QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies

Stephen L. Nelson

ISBN: 978-1-118-72115-5 October 2013 648 Pages


Keep your budget on track and your business booming with QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies!

QuickBooks is your one-stop shop for taking care of all those financial chores that are essential to keep your small business up and running, and this all-in-one guide makes managing your books easier than ever. Written by CPA and trusted financial author Stephen L. Nelson, this popular For Dummies bestseller has been updated for the latest version of QuickBooks and financial practices. You'll find eight self-contained minibooks that start with the basics of bookkeeping and accounting and walk you all the way through creating business plans and taking advantage of other business resources.

  • Helps you understand accounting procedures and concepts, set up QuickBooks for your business needs, and start speaking the language of finance
  • Explains how to invoice customers, pay vendors, monitor inventory, track accounts, and computer employee wages and payroll deductions
  • Covers important accounting tasks like preparing financial statements, filing taxes, planning a budget, developing a business plan, forecasting, and assessing the health of your business
  • Includes eight minibooks: An Accounting Primer, Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks, Bookkeeping Chores, Accounting Chores, Financial Management, Business Plans, Care & Maintenance, and Additional Business Resources

Don't put off those pesky accounting tasks any longer! QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies makes managing your business finances a snap and gives you the confidence to tackle the books like a pro.

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with an Accounting Primer 5

Chapter 1: Principles of Accounting 7

Chapter 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping 25

Chapter 3: Special Accounting Problems 43

Book II: Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks 65

Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks 67

Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists 85

Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks 109

Book III: 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 261

Book IV: Accounting Chores 273

Chapter 1: For Accountants Only 275

Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 291

Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget 313

Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 327

Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 343

Book V: Financial Management 355

Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis 357

Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 375

Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 389

Book VI: Business Plans 405

Chapter 1: Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis 407

Chapter 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast 427

Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan 465

Book VII: Care and Maintenance 479

Chapter 1: Administering QuickBooks 481

Chapter 2: Protecting Your Data 501

Chapter 3: Troubleshooting 517

Book VIII: Additional Business Resources 525

Appendix A: A Crash Course in Excel 527

Appendix B: Government Web Resources for Businesses 545

Appendix C: Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms 563

Index 597