QuickBooks® for Contractors Bookkeeping Tips & Training

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Pre-recorded videos are ideal, you can watch them at your convenience. Learn techniques that will help you setup QuickBooks® for your construction business and improve your job costing techniques. Browse this category to see what we have to offer and if you don’t see something that you are looking for, feel free to submit a request using the Suggestion Box link at the top of the page.

How to Fulfill Your Certified Payroll Requirements – Webinar on CD

When it comes to certified payroll and prevailing wage there are a lot of grey areas. Reporting requirements vary by state; many states have multiple agencies with different paper formats and/or require that certified payroll data be submitted via an on-line labor compliance program.  To say the least, certified payroll reporting is complex as well as labor intensive. Learn about various way in which Fringe Benefits can be paid - it's not only in cash to the employee or to the Union Hall and then learn the proper way to report the payment of the fringe benefits on the final report.
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QuickBooks for Contractors-Job Costing Basics from A to Z on CD

I talk to folks every day that tell me “I can’t get any job costing reports or information out of QuickBooks!”, and they usually aren’t very happy about the situation. Sometimes that statement literally means that they see no job costing information in QuickBooks, they can't make any sense of the reports or information that they do see – OR –the job costing reports they do see don’t look like the reports that they were used to from their old accounting system, which was industry specific. Proper setup and customizing QuickBooks to meet your needs is KEY!
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VIDEO: QuickBooks for Contractors Hangout 9/12/2012

Our live panel of long-time QuickBooks users/ProAdvisors had a combined total of more than 68 years of experience in using and/or supporting Intuit QuickBooks Financial software - and with the release of QuickBooks 2013 on Monday the new version was a prime topic of conversation and a live preview of QuickBooks 2013 was presented. Our panel share their thoughts and concerns.

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VIDEO: How To Make Your QuickBooks Customer:Job List More Meaningful

The QuickBooks Customer:Job records hold a lot of important information, project information, customer types, job types, job descriptions, start dates, and many other things as well.

QuickBooks offers you two different ways in which to view your Customer:Job List, and did you know that each view can be customized to display additional information that is found within the various tabs of each record? How cool is that?

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VIDEO: Worker’s Comp & Payroll Tax Strategies for Public Works Contractors

Worker's Comp and payroll taxes take a huge bite out of a contractors profit when working on Public Works construction projects - especially if the contractor is paying the full fringe benefit rate of the prevailing wage to the employee in cash and not to the Union Hall or into bona-fide plans. Contractors in California will soon be faced with yet another increase in Worker's Compensation premiums.

Join Tim Blackwell of InsuranceDude.com, Steve Kuzmack of Fringe Benefit Experts, and Nancy Smyth of Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. for a free, live 1 hour *Google+ hangout on Tuesday June 12, 2012 from 5-6 p.m. EST where we discuss easy to understand strategies for saving money.

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VIDEO: QuickBooks Integration 101

The integration between QuickBooks and a 3rd Party Application is often very transparent - and totally confusing to both QuickBooks ProAdvisors and end users. The communication between the two programs takes place behind the scenes leaving very little to be seen – often only the end result of a report or task done outside of QuickBooks OR a transaction created in the 3rd party program that is posted into the data file. Everyone says “I need to SEE how IT (the integration) works”. It’s becoming more apparent that people confuse “integration” (the developer’s code) with HOW (the end result) the program works with the data from QuickBooks; even after watching a video about what the program does and how it does it. Watch this pre-recorded video to learn more.
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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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