For Dummies

QuickBooks 2014 For Dummies


QuickBooks 2014 For Dummies
Published:September 2013

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Book Description

Take control of the books and keep your finances in the black with QuickBooks and For Dummies

With over four million of his books in print, CPA and perennial bestselling For Dummies author Stephen L. Nelson knows how to make QuickBooks and basic accounting easy for the rest of us. Small business owners, managers, and employees: if you want to use QuickBooks for your business, the new edition of this annual bestseller is the best place to start. From setting up the software to creating invoices, recording and paying bills, tracking inventory, getting reports, and crunching numbers for tax prep, you'll discover how to do it, why to do it, and get way more organized in the process.

  • Gives small business owners the power to manage their own business accounting and financial management tasks using QuickBooks 2014
  • Helps you build the perfect budget, process payroll, create invoices, manage inventory, track costs, generate financial reports, balance accounts, and simplify your tax return prep
  • Walks you through basic bookkeeping concepts, data management fundamentals, and need-to-know accounting guidelines to help you track your finances with ease

Keep your business finances on track, on budget, and in control with QuickBooks 2014 and QuickBooks 2014 For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks 7

Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business 9

Chapter 2: The Big Setup 19

Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists 37

Part II: Daily Entry Tasks 81

Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos 83

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 217

Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget 229

Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks 237

Part IV: Housekeeping Chores 249

Chapter 14: The Balancing Act 251

Chapter 15: Reporting on the State of Affairs 261

Chapter 16: Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking 275

Chapter 17: File Management Tips 285

Chapter 18: Fixed Assets and Vehicle Lists 297

Part V: The Part of Tens 309

Chapter 19: Tips for Handling (Almost) Ten Tricky Situations 311

Chapter 20: (Almost) Ten Secret Business Formulas 319

Part VI: Appendixes 355

Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in a Dozen Easy Steps 337

Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends 341

Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files 361

Index 369


Book 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, including QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, have sold more than four million copies.

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