Billing For Time In QuickBooks: An Overview

If your small business sells products, you know how precisely you must track your starting stock numbers, ongoing inventory levels, and your reorder points. QuickBooks provides tools to help with this process, but human factors can sometimes throw off your careful counts.

Fortunately, QuickBooks is remarkably flexible when it comes to recording the time your employees spend on customers and… Continue reading

QuickBooks Custom Fields

QuickBooks makes it possible for your business to create very detailed records for customers, vendors, employees and items. In fact, you may find that you rarely make use of every field each contains.

You may also find that there are additional fields that you’d like to see in your predefined record formats. That’s where custom fields come in. QuickBooks allows… Continue reading

Customize QuickBooks Reports

QuickBooks simplifies and speeds up your daily accounting work, but you’re missing out on valuable insight if you don’t tailor your report data.

Do you remember why you started using QuickBooks? You may have simply wanted to produce sales forms and record payments electronically. Gradually, you expanded your use of the software, perhaps paying and tracking bills through it and… Continue reading

Accounting Terms

QuickBooks is user-friendly, intuitive and flexible, but it is not an accounting manual, class or tutorial. If your business is exceptionally uncomplicated, you might get by without knowing a lot about the principles of bookkeeping. Still, it helps to understand the basics. Here’s a look at some often-used terms and phrases. Continue reading

QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcuts

General Key
To start QuickBooks without a company file CTRL + double-click
Display information about QuickBooks F2
Cancel ESC
Close QuickBooks Alt + F4
Date Key
Next day +
Previous day
Today T
First day of the Week W
Last day of the weeK K
First day of the Month M
Last day of the montH H
First day of the Year Y
Last day of the Continue reading

QuickBooks Year-End Guide

  • Reconcile all bank and credit card accounts.
  • Review your year-end bank reconciliations for old outstanding checks or deposits.
  • Verify petty cash entries are up-to-date and balance your petty cash account.
  • Review Accounts Receivable Summary and Accounts Payable Summary reports for accuracy.
  • Review Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss reports for accuracy.
  • Compare loan statements with your interest expense account in… Continue reading

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