QuickBooks 2009 For Dummies: Edition 16

John Wiley & Sons

Got a business to run? QuickBooks makes small-business accounting easier, and QuickBooks 2009 For Dummies shows you how! Bookkeeping may not be your favorite part of running a small business, so learning to use QuickBooks might pay off in more ways than one.

QuickBooks helps you keep financial records, prepare invoices and record sales, pay bills, settle up at the end of the year, and more. In this guide, a top accounting and tax planning consultant tells you what you need to do to be ready for QuickBooks, then how to install and set up the program for your business. Discover how to:

  • Use the latest version of QuickBooks to maintain your accounting records in compliance with tax laws
  • Create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, and monitor your inventory
  • Record and pay bills, print checks, and process payroll, including withholding
  • Balance accounts and generate financial reports
  • Set up a business budget and reconcile your account
  • Perform weekly, monthly, and annual record-keeping
  • Create job estimates that can be easily converted into invoices or compared with actual costs
  • Track accounts receivable and payable
  • Produce reports that help you understand your customer list, vendors, job expenses, inventory, payroll, budget, and more
  • Use job-costing procedure that help you estimate, bill, and track jobs
  • Decide whether to use accrual-basis accounting or cash-basis accounting

Handling the financial chores with QuickBooks can put the fun back into owning your own business. QuickBooks 2009 For Dummies makes it easier!

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About the author

Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to the American Institute of CPAs and holds an MBA in Finance and a Masters in Taxation. His 100-plus books have sold more than four million copies.

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Nov 24, 2008
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The perennial bestseller on QuickBooks—now covering QuickBooks 2016

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 2016 For Dummies makes it easy to keep your finances under control so you can concentrate on other aspects of your business. In no time, you'll find out how to populate QuickBooks lists, create invoices and credit memos, record a sales receipt, track sales and inventory, pay bills, process payroll, track business checkbooks and credit cards, and so much more.

QuickBooks is the leading small business accounting software package designed to help users handle their financial and business management tasks more effectively. With plain-English explanations that cut through financial jargon, this easy-to-follow guide walks you through installing the software and configuring QuickBooks for your business needs and goes on to show you how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, and generate financial reports—without ever breaking a sweat! Organize all of your business finances in one place Create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, and pay the bills Track inventory, figure job costs, and monitor your business with reports Make tax time easier

Written by an expert CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands your unique business needs, QuickBooks 2016 For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program to work.

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