From the Back Cover
Here′s big help for small businesses! Balance your books and manage your finances with QuickBooks QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the latest version of the UK′s number–one small business accounting software. In easy–to–digest, bite–sized chunks, the authors introduce you to the basics of business accounting, and then jump right into what you need to know to raise invoices, generate financial reports, manage stock, balance accounts, and much more. Get off to a good start discover how to prepare for QuickBooks and to properly install and configure the software for your business Hit the ground running in just a few quick steps you′ll learn how to raise invoices, record sales receipts, and pay your bills Keep the HMRC happy use QuickBooks to maintain your accounting records so they′re in complete compliance with all relevant tax laws Count your beans keep track of your cheque book, credit card accounts, stock, payroll, and budgets, all in one place Keep your eye on the ball produce financial reports and track every pound coming in and going out of your company Stay on track learn to take a company–wide snapshot that tells you who needs to get paid, who owes money, and what needs to get done Open the book and find: Steps for setting up QuickBooks How to track money coming in and going out Help preparing VAT returns Tips for handling multicurrency and payroll Ways to keep track of stock How to estimate jobs and track costs Secrets to building a solid budget The difference between accrual–basis and cash–basis accounting Learn to: Organise your business and financial management tasks Use multicurrency, prepare VAT returns, and process payroll Generate profit and loss statements and financial reports Balance accounts and track stock and expenses
About the Author
Stephen L. Nelson, CPA, MBA (finance), MS (taxation), has a simple purpose in life: He wants to help you (and people like you) manage your business finances by using computers. Oh, sure, this personal mandate won't win him a Nobel Prize or anything, but it's his own little contribution to the world. Steve's experiences mesh nicely with his special purpose. A CPA in Redmond, Washington, his past small business experience includes a stint as an adjunct professor of taxation (S corporations and limited liability companies) at Golden Gate University graduate tax school and a few years working as a senior consultant and CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. (er, yeah, that Arthur Andersen - but, hey, it was nearly 30 years ago). Steve, whose books have sold more than 4 million copies in English and have been translated into 11 other languages, is also the bestselling author of Quicken 2012 For Dummies. Loredana Stroup, DPhil (Oxon), MBA, has over a decade of experience working with businesses in various capacities including management consulting, software training, and technology systems design and integration. Her passion is to help people run their businesses more efficiently and effectively, especially through the use of proven digital technologies. She founded and runs Alta Training Limited which specialises in QuickBooks setups, training, and troubleshooting. Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks, has recognised her expertise and tapped it in the development, testing and launching of QuickBooks (UK), and also in engaging her to write training materials and deliver training programmes across the country.