Quickbooks 2012: The Missing Manual by Bonnie BiaforeQuickbooks 2012: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Quickbooks 2012: The Missing Manual

byBonnie Biafore

Paperback | October 31, 2011

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Your bookkeeping workflow will be smoother and faster with QuickBooks 2012 for Windows—but only if you spend more time using the program than figuring out how it works. This book puts you in control: you get step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Get started. Set up your accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items quickly.
  • Manage your business. Track spending, income, invoices, inventory, and payroll.
  • Spend less time on bookkeeping. Use QuickBooks to create invoices or timesheets in batches.
  • Follow the money. Examine everything from billable time and expenses to year-end tasks.
  • Find key info quickly. Rely on QuickBooks’ vendor, customer, inventory, and employee centers.
  • Exchange data with other programs. Move data between QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.
Bonnie Biafore is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 20 year's experience helping clients, large and small, make project management excellence part of their business strategies. She is the author of 20 books about project management, investing, personal finance, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, and other software prog...
Title:Quickbooks 2012: The Missing ManualFormat:PaperbackDimensions:760 pages, 9.19 × 7 × 1.9 inPublished:October 31, 2011Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1449398510

ISBN - 13:9781449398514


Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Lost is Found! I've been using QuickBooks for quite a few years, and struggled with documentation. I don't like reading online text or instructions. I prefer a hard copy and a good index. I discovered My first copy while using QuickBooks 2010 and found it to be easy to read with very clear instructions. The newer version for 2012 is even better covering many new topics and upgrades. I would definitely recommend this book to any non-accountants wanting to work in small business accounting.
Date published: 2012-10-08

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part One: Getting Started
    • Chapter 1: Creating a Company File
    • Chapter 2: Getting Around in QuickBooks
    • Chapter 3: Setting Up a Chart of Accounts
    • Chapter 4: Setting Up Customers, Jobs, and Vendors
    • Chapter 5: Setting Up Items
    • Chapter 6: Setting Up Other QuickBooks Lists
    • Chapter 7: Managing QuickBooks Files
  • Part Two: Bookkeeping
    • Chapter 8: Tracking Time and Mileage
    • Chapter 9: Paying for Expenses
    • Chapter 10: Invoicing
    • Chapter 11: Producing Statements
    • Chapter 12: Transaction Timesavers
    • Chapter 13: Managing Accounts Receivable
    • Chapter 14: Doing Payroll
    • Chapter 15: Bank Accounts and Petty Cash
    • Chapter 16: Making Journal Entries
    • Chapter 17: Generating Financial Statements
    • Chapter 18: Performing End-of-Year Tasks
  • Part Three: Managing Your Business
    • Chapter 19: Managing Inventory
    • Chapter 20: Budgeting and Planning
    • Chapter 21: Working with Reports
  • Part Four: QuickBooks Power
    • Chapter 22: Online Banking Services
    • Chapter 23: Configuring Preferences to Fit Your Company
    • Chapter 24: Integrating QuickBooks with Other Programs
    • Chapter 25: Customizing QuickBooks
    • Chapter 26: Keeping Your QuickBooks Data Secure
  • Part Five: Appendixes
    • Installing QuickBooks
    • Help, Support, and Other Resources
  • Colophon