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

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

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  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. The QuickBooks Customer Center provides you with the ability to track your Customers (project owners, awarding authorities, or general contractors) that you perform work for. For each Customer you can then track the various Jobs (projects) that you are working on for that specific customer. For each Job that you are working on you can also track Sub-Jobs (your Change Orders or Extra Work orders) that are specific to the original job. QuickBooks offers you two different ways in which to view your Customer:Job List. One view will allow you to look at the details (Estimates, Invoices, and Payments) for a specific job…
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eBook: Getting Equipment Costs into QuickBooks Job Costing Reports

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Getting equipment costs into your QuickBooks Job Costing reports is a crucial piece of your overall job costing. If you feel that getting equipment costs into your job costing was a function that only costly construction software was capable of doing.  Think again, QuickBooks can track this accurately if it's set up correctly.  Yes, it's a little more work - but it's accurate, effective, and a whole lot cheaper than costly construction software. Whether you own, rent, or lease equipment you need to know the hourly or daily cost to have each piece of equipment on the jobsite and you need to get these costs into your QuickBooks Actual vs. Estimate and Job Profitability Reports. Our 32-page eBook will teach you: How to determine the cost-per-hour for each piece of…
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Why is Job Costing so important?

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Job cost tracking is an extremely important part of every contractor's business. Job costing tracks the expenses for a job, and then allows you to compare those expenses to the jobs revenue.  This tells you which jobs are making money and which jobs are not. By using QuickBooks built-in job costing tools you can easily see exactly how much money you are spending on each of your jobs. Job costing within QuickBooks can also help you estimate future jobs more accurately. Estimating id one of the most important – and most difficult – part of running your construction business. And unless you have the ability to compare your actual costs to your estimated costs after the job has been completed, you will have no way of knowing if your estimating…
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