Introduction to QuickBooks 2013

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Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small-to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that's also easy to use.

In 12 lessons, you'll gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business.

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6 Weeks Access Course Code: q13
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Syllabus

Getting Started

In the first lesson, you'll become familiar with the QuickBooks interface. You'll find out how the pros use QuickBooks to simultaneously manage common accounting tasks for multiple companies, you'll get to set up a QuickBooks Company of your very own, and you'll learn some QuickBooks terminology.

The Chart of Accounts

The Chart of Accounts is the heart and soul of QuickBooks. In this lesson, you'll learn how to take fullest advantage of this powerful tool to add, edit, and access accounts that you can use to track the value of your business or monitor your income and expenses.

Company Lists

In this lesson, you'll learn how to use company lists in QuickBooks to gather and organize all of the information you'll need to properly conduct your business. By the time you finish this lesson, you'll know how to store and retrieve all manner of useful facts, including data on customers, vendors, products, services, important events, and more.

Bank Accounts

In this lesson, you'll become comfortable working with bank accounts in QuickBooks. You'll learn how to tell QuickBooks about checks, withdrawals, and transfers between accounts. You'll get firsthand experience with adding, finding, and editing or voiding all manner of checking and savings account transactions. You'll even be prepared to reconcile your QuickBooks checking account with your monthly bank statement to ensure that no errors were made.

Fixed Assets and Depreciation

The physical objects you rely on to help you run your business (like furniture, machinery, vehicles, computers, telephones, or even the building that houses your business) all have significant value. The total value of these assets has a direct impact on the overall worth of your business, and there are tax implications if you sell an asset or if its value changes. That's why it's important for you to keep an accurate tally of everything your business owns. This lesson will provide you with plenty of opportunities to do just that.

Accounts Payable I

Without an organized system for managing all the bills your business receives, they can really start to stack up. And when bills pile up, it isn't hard to overlook one or two from time to time. That, of course, can result in late fees and credit difficulties. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use QuickBooks to make sure you are paying all of your bills right on time—not too early, and not too late.

Accounts Payable II

This lesson will finish discussing QuickBooks's accounts payable tools. You'll learn how to get QuickBooks to memorize bills that you find yourself paying over and over again, month after month. Then, you'll learn how to create some useful accounts payable reports.

Accounts Receivable I

You'll find this lesson useful if your business ever finds itself required to collect payment from a customer long after the products or services have been delivered. Throughout the lesson, you'll get some hands-on experience with invoicing. You'll find out how to create an invoice, fill it with invoice items, edit it, print it, and even email it to your customers.

Accounts Receivable II

Okay, so you've created an invoice and delivered it to your customer. With a little bit of luck, your customer will place the invoice on their "to do" list and, eventually, you'll receive some form of payment for your troubles. Now what?

Accounts Receivable III

In this lesson, you'll explore some useful customer-related reports that can help you keep track of exactly who owes you what. Then, you'll learn what to do if you ever incur a charge on behalf of a customer and wish to be reimbursed for that expense.

Inventory and Estimating

In this lesson, you'll learn how to customize your QuickBooks invoices to give them a more professional look. You'll also learn how to work with two of QuickBooks' more advanced features: inventory tracking and estimating.

Reporting

In the final lesson, you'll find out how to create, use, and memorize a wide variety of useful reports that can help you locate, organize, sort, total, summarize, and otherwise make sense of all those transactions you've painstakingly entered into QuickBooks.

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructor

Scott Paxton is a Certified Public Accountant and holds master's degrees in business administration and accounting. His background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur and a college business instructor. Paxton has also spent much of his career helping small business owners successfully implement and troubleshoot QuickBooks.

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