QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 11, 2017 - Computers - 656 pages
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The easy way to manage business finances

QuickBooks is known for helping their users effectively handle their financial and business management tasks, and QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies is the go-to guide for anyone looking to gain insight into the latest version of the software. It gets you up to speed on the key features of QuickBooks and small business accounting and makes managing finances a breeze. This book will help you learn all the skills you need to know, like how to invoice customers, pay vendors, manage cash and bank accounts, use activity-based costing, and write a business plan.

Written by highly qualified CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this detailed reference combines eight mini-books into one complete resource. Small business finances can be complicated, but QuickBooks 2018 is a valuable tool for getting them right—and this guide makes it easier.

  • Troubleshoot and protect your financial data
  • Utilize Cloud storage and access your information from a smartphone
  • Plan and set up a QuickBooks system
  • Make sense of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively

QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies is a helpful resource for getting started with QuickBooks 2018, and a reference guide that will provide insight and answers to experienced users as well.

 

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Contents

Table of Contents
3
Introduction 1
8
Principles of Accounting 7
23
DoubleEntry Bookkeeping
27
Special Accounting Problems
47
Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks
69
Loading the Master File Lists
91
FineTuning QuickBooks
115
Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems
353
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
365
Ratio Analysis
367
Economic Value Added Analysis
385
Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell
399
Business Plans
415
Creating a Business Plan Forecast
437
Writing a Business Plan
475

viii
132
Bookkeeping Chores
149
Invoicing Customers
151
Paying Vendors
185
Tracking Inventory and Items
205
Managing Cash and Bank Accounts
237
Paying Employees
269
ACCOUNTING CHORES
281
For Accountants Only
283
Preparing Financial Statements and Reports
299
Preparing a Budget
323
Using ActivityBased Costing
337
Care and Maintenance
489
Protecting Your Data
509
Troubleshooting
529
Table of Contents v
530
APPENDIXES
535
Government Web Resources for Businesses
553
xvi
560
Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms
571
Index
599
QuickBooks 2018 AllinOne For Dummies
600
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About the author (2017)

Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, MS in Taxation, provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. His more than 100 books, including all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies, have sold over 5 million copies.

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