Contractors have many unique bookkeeping needs, so we've designed this course from the ground up specifically for the construction industry.
In this six-week course, you'll learn how to use the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks 2012 to run your business more efficiently. Lessons are clearly illustrated and include step-by-step instructions written so you can get hands-on practice with the features you're sure to use every day. You'll discover how to create custom and professional-looking contract estimates, track time and materials, and properly set up accounts, customers, and jobs. You'll also learn the different methods for billing your clients, including the QuickBooks progress invoicing and job-costing features.
You'll find out how to deal with tricky situations, like change orders and retainage requirements. All along the way, you'll acquire tactics for avoiding many of the big and often costly mistakes contractors make with QuickBooks. Finally, you'll explore how specific transactions impact all your various accounts, and even gain some techniques to protect your business from fraud, prepare for tax time, and generate useful and dynamic reports.
Scott Paxton is a Certified Public Accountant, and his background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur, and a college business instructor. He is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor and he has authored a QuickBooks workbook that focuses on implementing and troubleshooting the program.