QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

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Every company large and small wants to boost its sales, control its spending, and keep the auditors at the Internal Revenue Service happy. But, no company wants to waste time on more paperwork. These days, a growing number of companies are turning to QuickBooks accounting software not only to speed up their bookkeeping efforts, but manage their businesses more effectively.


Organizations come in all shapes, sizes, and business models, so it's no surprise that accounting ...

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QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Overview

Every company large and small wants to boost its sales, control its spending, and keep the auditors at the Internal Revenue Service happy. But, no company wants to waste time on more paperwork. These days, a growing number of companies are turning to QuickBooks accounting software not only to speed up their bookkeeping efforts, but manage their businesses more effectively.


Organizations come in all shapes, sizes, and business models, so it's no surprise that accounting practices can be a convoluted road to travel. QuickBooks can handle many of the financial tasks companies face, but the price you pay is an overabundance of software features. To make the learning curve even more challenging, QuickBooks doesn't come with a manual.


Fortunately, to help pave the road to accounting success, there's QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual, a comprehensive guide from O'Reilly that examines everything the QuickBooks Pro edition has to offer, from invoices and inventory to assets and accounts payable.


With QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual, financial managers can quickly learn how to use the program's tools to implement and maintain critical accounting processes. By covering details in a friendly and light-hearted way, the book explains when and why a feature is useful, and then offers indispensable, relevant advice. Each page of this Missing Manual provides insightful tips and tricks to help readers become more efficient, sophisticated users no matter what the extent of their existing knowledge is.


Whether you're interested in QuickBooks for its basic bookkeeping features or its more powerful, business planning tools, the only way to truly harness its power is to read the book that should have been in the box: QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596552572
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/24/2005
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

Bonnie Biafore is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 20 year's experience helping clients, large and small, make project management excellence part of their business strategies. She is the author of 20 books about project management, investing, personal finance, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, and other software programs.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Creating a company in QuickBooks 13
Ch. 2 Setting up a chart of accounts 31
Ch. 3 Setting up customers and jobs 47
Ch. 4 Setting up invoice items 75
Ch. 5 Setting up other QuickBooks lists 103
Ch. 6 Configuring preferences to fit your company 125
Ch. 7 Managing QuickBooks files 159
Ch. 8 Invoicing 181
Ch. 9 Managing accounts receivable 235
Ch. 10 Paying for expenses 265
Ch. 11 Payroll 303
Ch. 12 Managing bank accounts, credit cards, and petty cash 327
Ch. 13 Making journal entries 361
Ch. 14 Working with financial statements 371
Ch. 15 End-of-year tasks 385
Ch. 16 Managing inventory 399
Ch. 17 Tracking time and mileage 413
Ch. 18 Budgeting and planning 439
Ch. 19 Tracking your business with reports 457
Ch. 20 Online banking services 493
Ch. 21 Sharing QuickBooks data with other programs 507
Ch. 22 Customizing QuickBooks 529
Ch. 23 Keeping your QuickBooks data secure 547
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2005

    useful Merchant Services?

    Biafore puts before you a rather detailed helper for QuickBooks. While she concentrates on the Pro version, the text helpfully describes differences with the entry level Basic version, that is strictly for a single user. And she also compares what the Pro lacks vis-a-vis the more expansive (and expensive) Premier and Enterprise level solutions. If you have used other Missing Manual books, you might discern that this text seems to have more intricacy than most of those. In part, this could reflect the subject at hand - your accounting. By its very nature detailed and quantitative. Those who need this product tend to be highly motivated to knuckle down and spend the necessary time to read all the details. Other texts on other products might describe consumer level products that are recreational. A book like this, you read because you have to. In the text, I found the most interesting remarks were about the optional Merchant Services offered by Intuit. Where you can get a merchant account through them, that lets you accept credit card payments from your customers. You'll have to evaluate the cost-benefit details compared to going to a bank. But potentially it's a great time saver, that lets you outsource a lot of the hassle of handling credit cards. If that is probably not a core competence of yours, it's worth considering Merchant Services.

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