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

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.  Additionally, there are written instructions for creating customized Time by Job Detail and Unbilled Costs by Job Reports that are filtered for a specific job.
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QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z Webinar

Job Costing in QuickBooks can be one of the most agonizing tasks that you face on a daily basis.  Just because it’s called “QuickBooks” and it’s made by “Intuit” doesn’t mean that setup is QUICK or INTUITIVE to get good job costing reports!  The correct setup is KEY! I'm not one of those folks who thinks every contractor needs the EXACT same Chart of Accounts or Items list - I believe each construction company has unique and specific needs.  I can show you how to properly set up and use QuickBooks to ensure proper job costing so you can generate good reports out of QuickBooks every time. Join us on Wednesday March 26, 2014 from 1-2:30 p.m. EST.  
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VIDEO: How to Create a QuickBooks Portable Company File

VIDEO: A QuickBooks Portable company file (.qbm) is a compact version of your company data file that contains ONLY your financial data, and because it is much smaller than a backup (.qbw) it can be sent by email or saved to portable media. Another benefit of the Portable company file is that it has been known to help resolve problems with large QuickBooks files that have a high number of DB (database) file fragments.
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About Your Host:
Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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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