eBook:  Documenting Change Orders

eBook: Documenting Change Orders

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Documenting Change Orders and using a construction change order form when a customer asks you to do extra work on a construction project are very important.  If you don't have some sort of procedure in place, you could end up not getting paid for that change order or extra work! While the start of a busy construction season may not be the time to do a full-scale revamp of your current construction contract documentation and job costing systems, it is certainly time to give it a thorough review for the upcoming season, and perhaps make some modifications to your existing system within QuickBooks. Many contractors (General Contractors, construction managers, trade and sub-contractors alike) often approach their projects being ill-prepared to guard against the financial impact of not being paid for…
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ARTICLE:  What to Look for in a Construction CPA

ARTICLE: What to Look for in a Construction CPA

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  Hiring a CPA or tax accountant for you construction business is as critical as hiring a supervisor on the job site.  Not all CPA's or tax preparers understand construction and when they don't your books could be in as much of a mess as your job site would be if you hired a supervisor with no experience! In that perfect world, your company wouldn’t need a CPA.  We would all just pack up our adding machines, green eyeshades, and armbands and move on to other professions. But, that isn’t going to happen, is it? In fact, the regulatory environment is headed in the other direction.  States are looking for revenue, there are three or four new federal tax acts each year, and GAAP is going global.  These current and…
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eBook: Hiring a Bookkeeper for your construction biz-Test their skills

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Hiring a bookkeeper for your construction business is a big step - make sure that you are hiring the right person by testing their skills with our Construction Bookkeeper Test. As a busy owner of a construction company, your time is best spent in the field and staying on top of what's going on with your various projects rather than spending hours in the office performing bookkeeping tasks. There comes a time when it just makes sense to hire a bookkeeper to handle the day-to-day data entry tasks, but you also need to make sure that they are familiar with QuickBooks® and the construction industry and the only way to do this is by testing their skills.  Hiring some one who seems to have a strong bookkeeping background from their…
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