Mastering Accounting Basics for QuickBooks

Mastering Accounting Basics for QuickBooks

$ 449.99

Understanding accounting fundamentals is half the challenge of learning and using QuickBooks correctly! This class teaches you the basic accounting principles you must know to get the most from QuickBooks.

  • Comprehensive training.

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Basic accounting knowledge makes QuickBooks easier.

You’ll be more efficient and confident AND you’ll uncover useful information hidden in your reports.

Learn the accounting “secrets” behind the scenes.

First you learn an accounting principle or concept then you see how it works in QuickBooks. Accounting 101 for the REAL WORLD!

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What You'll Learn

  1. Accounting Basics
    • Definition of Accounting from a small business perspective
    • Explanation of why you need accounting
    • Financial statements…what are they?
    • What is an account?
    • Double entry accounting and how it applies to QuickBooks
    • Debits and credits…the essence of accounting
  2. Accounting Principles
    • Intro to accounting principles…the foundation of accounting
    • Reporting principle
    • Reliability principle
    • Comparability principle
    • Cost principle
    • Revenue principle
    • Matching principle
    • Applying the principles
  3. Accounting Basics in QuickBooks
    • The balance sheet and profit & loss statement
    • Working with account types
    • Setting up the chart of accounts
    • Management reporting vs. financial reporting
    • Working with subaccounts
    • Techniques to review account detail
    • Understanding debits/credits in common QuickBooks transactions (checks, invoices, payments, deposits, bills, bill payments, and journal entries)
  4. Reviewing Numbers for Accuracy
    • Basic review techniques
    • Using QuickZoom as an investigative tool
    • Reconciling accounts to external documentation
    • Verifying numbers on key reports
    • Checking balances for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and inventory
  5. Analyzing and Interpreting Data
    • Basic financial interpretations
    • Analyzing business trends
    • Interpreting variable expenses
    • Understanding and using key financial ratios (current ratio, return on equity, gross profit margin, and net profit margin)
  1. The Accounting Cycle (who does what and when?)
    • What is the accounting cycle and why is it important?
    • Daily accounting tasks
    • Weekly accounting tasks
    • Pay period accounting tasks
    • Monthly accounting tasks
    • Quarterly accounting tasks
    • Annual accounting tasks
    • Key tasks within each cycle demonstrated in QuickBooks
    • Closing the books
    • Restricting access to closed periods
  2. Working with Your Accountant
    • Speaking the same language as your accountant!
    • Creating a client/accountant agreement
    • Methods for getting information to your accountant
    • Accountant's Copy Process
    • Special reports for your accountant (journal report, general ledger, transaction entry journal, and trial balance)
  3. More Accounting
    • Using account numbers
    • Setting up classes to segment financial statements
    • Budgeting and planning in QuickBooks
    • Cash vs. accrual accounting
    • Understanding and using retained earnings
    • Year-end closing entries
    • Finding prior year changes

This product is perfectly suited for:

  • QuickBooks users who want to discover what goes on """"behind the scenes"""" of QuickBooks
  • People who want to build a solid foundation in accounting
  • Users who want to see master the debits and credits in QuickBooks

Do I need a CD or DVD player?

Yes! The course is available on either CD or DVD. If your computer has a DVD drive, we recommend the DVD version (most do). The content is identical whether your order the CD or DVD.

Do I need speakers or headphones?

This is not a "text based" course. You'll need speakers or headphones to listen to the training. 

Do you offer a money back guarantee on your CD/DVD training?

Absolutely! If you are not completely satisfied with the training, return it to us within 30 days from the shipping date, and you will receive a full refund (minus shipping and handling charges). We stand behind our products. No hassle. No question.

Does the course play on a regular DVD player (like with a television)?

No. You’ll need a PC with a CD or DVD player.

Does your training cover the most current version of QuickBooks?

Yes! We always teach the most current version. Don’t worry if you have an older version. Older versions work basically the same way and you’ll learn new and improved features!

Are the training courses hands-on?

Yes. If you have QuickBooks installed on your computer, you can pause the class and switch to QuickBooks to practice hands-on.

You offer products on CD and DVD. Which one should I choose?

The courses are identical whether you choose CD or DVD. The choice depends upon whether your computer has a DVD drive (most computers sold these days have a DVD drive). If your computer has a DVD drive, select the DVD version. The full course will fit on one DVD. If your computer has only a CD drive, choose the CD version. This means you'll need to switch CD's as you progress through the course.

Are the training courses easy to install?

Yes. Just place the CD or DVD into your computer's drive and the training software does the rest!

Do I need QuickBooks software on my computer to view the training?

No. Our special training interface installs all the software you need on any computer.

Can I put this training on my network or hard drive instead of using a DVD or CD?

This is not currently an option.

Can I copy the training for other persons in the office?

The training is copyrighted and it is illegal to make copies. You may purchase additional discounted copies by calling our office at 800-564-2688.

I have a Mac. Can I use your QuickBooks training courses?

Most of our QuickBooks training courses run on the PC. However, we do have one course that runs on the Mac titled Learning QuickBooks Mac.

Do you offer discounts on the CD/DVD classes?

Yes. If you register for a live class, you receive discounts on the CD/DVD classes. Just call 800-564-2688 and ask a training advisor about your discount. Click here to learn about live training.

I just placed an order for a CD/DVD class. When will I receive the discs?

You will receive your training in 5 to 7 business days. If you need it more quickly, please call our office at 800-546-2688.

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