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QuickBooks 2015 For Dummies

QuickBooks 2015 For Dummies

Stephen L. Nelson

ISBN: 978-1-118-92016-9

Sep 2014

408 pages



Keep your business finances under control easily with QuickBooks

If you're like most people involved with a small business, accounting is the last thing you want to spend a lot of time on. Luckily, QuickBooks For Dummies makes it easy to get all the confusing finance stuff out of the way so you can concentrate on other aspects of your growing business. Inside this fun, easy-to-read guide, you'll find out how to manage your financial records, track sales and inventory, pay bills, figure out job costs, and more.

With easy-to-follow guidance and plain-English explanations that cut through the financial jargon, this resource shows you how to get started with QuickBooks, populate QuickBooks lists, create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, record and pay bills, track business checkbooks and credit cards, print checks, build a budget, generate financial reports, and so much more.

  • Walks you through installing the software and configuring QuickBooks for your business needs
  • Shows you how to write checks, set up payroll reminders, and keep the payroll rolling
  • Covers how to securely download bank and credit card transactions, as well as how to pay bills online
  • Provides easy-to-follow steps for keeping track of your checkbook, credit and debit accounts, inventory, payroll, and budgets

Written by a CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands your unique business needs, QuickBooks For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program to work.

Introduction  1

Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks  5

Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business  7

Chapter 2: The Big Setup  17

Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists  35

Part II: Daily Entry Tasks  79

Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos  81

Chapter 5: Reeling in the Dough  107

Chapter 6: Paying the Bills  131

Chapter 7: Inventory Magic  155

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook  175

Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic  193

Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time  203

Chapter 10: Printing Checks  205

Chapter 11: Payroll  219

Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget  231

Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks  239

Part IV: Housekeeping Chores  249

Chapter 14: The Balancing Act  251

Chapter 15: Reporting on the State of Affairs  263

Chapter 16: Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking  279

Chapter 17: File Management Tips  291

Chapter 18: Fixed Assets and Vehicle Lists  305

Part V: The Part of Tens  317

Chapter 19: Tips for Handling (Almost) Ten Tricky Situations  319

Chapter 20: (Almost) Ten Secret Business Formulas 327

Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in a Dozen Easy Steps  343

Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends  347

Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files  367

Index  377