Running QuickBooks 2012 Premier Editions: The Only Definitive Guide to the Premier Editions

Running QuickBooks 2012 Premier Editions: The Only Definitive Guide to the Premier Editions

Authors: Kathy Ivens & Tom Barich
Price: 36.95
ISBN: 978-1932925340
640 pages


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Filled with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, this QuickBooks 2014 Premier book shows users how to unleash the full power of QuickBooks Premier Editions. With tips, tricks, shortcuts, undocumented functions, and work-arounds for special situations, this book ensures that accounting professionals, business owners, and bookkeepers get everything they need from this software.

If you’re looking for a basic QuickBooks user guide, look elsewhere. Of all the QuickBooks books on the market, this is the only one that gives expert advice on how to master the power of the QuickBooks Premier Editions. It’s filled with hands on, QuickBooks how to tips and tricks specifically related to the various Premier Editions.

Accountants love this book. Handling the intricacies of accounting for different industries is difficult enough, but having to deal with the QuickBooks limitations makes it even more trying for accountants supporting clients who use QuickBooks. This QuickBooks Premier Editions book provides the tools needed to resolve common problems facing users of the Premier Accountant Edition, The new Premier Bookkeeper Edition, the Premier Contractor Edition, and all the other Premier Editions.  

Brief Table of Contents for Running QuickBooks 2014 in Premier Editions  

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Installation Tips

Chart of Accounts

Multiple Currencies

Opening Trial Balance

Managing Company Files 

Chapter 2: Lists and Classes

Setting Up Your Lists

Manipulating List Data


Chapter 3: Premier Sales Features

Easier Invoicing for Time and Expenses

Internal Costs Reimbursements

Sales Orders

Creating Transactions Automatically 

Chapter 4: Premier-Only Accounting Functions

Journal Entries

Allocating Overhead Expenses to Jobs

Allocating Overhead Expenses to Classes

Auto-calculating by Percentage

Previous Bank Reconciliation Reports 

Chapter 5: Reporting and Planning Tools

Balance Sheet by Class

Exporting Reports as Templates

Closing Date Exception Report


Business Planner 

Chapter 6: Inventory Tips

Understanding Inventory

Using the Inventory Center

Tracking the Real Cost of Inventory

Units of Measure

Inventory Assemblies

Managing Returned Damaged Inventory Items

Tracking Prepayments of Purchase Orders

Taking Inventory on the Road 

Chapter 7: Tips for Payroll and 1099 Vendors

Keeping Payroll Information Secure

Configuring Vendors For Payroll Liabilities

Posting Payroll Liabilities and Expenses

Social Security Numbers on Pay Stubs

Pay Stubs Generated for Clients

Re-issuing a Lost Paycheck

Payroll Deductions for Employee Repayments


Tracking and Reporting Tips

Tracking Outsourced Payroll

Net To Gross Paycheck Calculation

Subcontractors and 1099s 

Chapter 8: Sales and Use Tax

Sales Tax

Use Tax

Common Sales Tax Problems 

Chapter 9: Accountant Edition

Premier Accountant Plus

Using Accountant Edition in Your Practice

Client Support Tools

Send General Journal Entries

Client Troubleshooting Tips 

Chapter 10: Contractor Edition

Contractor Company Files

Managing the Sale of Materials and Parts

Handling Customer Deposits

Job Costing


Change Orders

Managing Retainage

Holding Retainage for Subcontractors

Depositing Checks with Two Payees 

Chapter 11: Manufacturing and Wholesale Edition

Stock Status Information for Sales Orders

Sales Order Fulfillment Worksheet

Customizing Purchase Orders

Units of Measure

Customer Return Merchandise Authorizations

Returning Products to a Vendor

Manufacturing and Wholesale Reports 

Chapter 12: Nonprofit Edition

Unified Chart of Accounts (UCOA)

Accounts Receivable

Using Classes

Customers and Jobs

Equity Accounts

Customized Templates for Transactions

Avoid Data Entry Shortcuts

Reports for Nonprofits 

Chapter 13: Professional Services Edition

Company File



Managing Upfront Deposits

Managing Escrow

Customized Templates

Customized Reports 

Chapter 14: Retail Edition

Company File Elements

Recording Sales

Upfront Deposits


Gift Certificates

Consignment Sales

Traveler’s Checks

Point of Sale Add-ons 

Appendix A: Importing Lists from Excel

Importing Excel or CSV Files

Data Keywords

Add/Edit Multiple List Entries

Using Third-Party Add-Ons 

Appendix B: Using IIF Files

About IIF Import Files

Accountants and IIF Files

Format of an IIF File

Exporting Data into an IIF File

Creating Multiple Lists in One IIF File

Importing an IIF File

IIF File Keywords for Lists

Profile Lists Import Files

Standard Lists Import Files

Summary of List Headings

Updating Lists with Import Files



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