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QuickBooks for Contractors-Job Costing Basics from A to Z Recording

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Job Costing in QuickBooks can be one of the most agonizing tasks that a commercial or government construction contractor and their bookkeepers face on a daily basis. In fact, 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.

QuickBooks Job Costing Basics from A to Z on CDWhile I can’t make the reports look the same in QuickBooks as they did in an industry specific program, I can show you the basics of how to properly set up and use QuickBooks to ensure proper job costing so you can generate good reports out of QuickBooks every time.    The correct set-up is KEY.

This is a revised version of our recent live webinar and is a 2-hour training video available in a downloadable zip file covering:

  • Preferences
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Items List
  • Payroll Item List
  • Customer:Job Center
  • Estimates
  • Progress Invoicing
  • Vendor Center
  • Purchase Orders
  • Data Entry
  • Estimate vs. Actual Report
  • And more……

This video is intended for the Commercial and Government Construction Contractor who is new to QuickBooks or who is struggling with job costing in QuickBooks. You’ll find that a lot of emphasis is placed on proper setup along with tips and tricks that will make your job costing reports more meaningful.

$79.99 – available via a zip download..

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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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