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4/9/2014 QuickBooks for Contractors hangout – Time & Materials Billings

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This hangout is an addition to our popular QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z Webinar, which was held on March 26, 2014, and discusses using Estimates and Progress Invoices when you have Time & Materials or Cost Plus jobs.

When you have Time & Materials or Cost Plus jobs and want to use the QuickBooks Estimate function, there is an additional step that you’ll need to do in order for your numbers to line up correctly in the Estimates vs. Actuals Report – tips and techniques are discussed in this hangout.

Unfortunately, I’ve found that the screen sharing feature in the Google+ hangout doesn’t capture all of the pop up windows in QuickBooks, so I’ve put together an article that includes screen shots of the windows that weren’t captured during the hangout.  This article also provides you with detailed instructions for creating customized Time by Job Detail and Unbilled Costs by Job Reports that are filtered for a specific job.  Download the article here.

Watch the hour long recording of the hangout here:

As an aside, I am working on cleaning up and reducing the size of the recording of the QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z Webinar – so stay tuned for it’s release.

Hope you find the hangout and the article useful 🙂

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Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert


I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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