QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: February 2005
Pages: 608

Every company large and small wants to boost its sales, control its spending, and keep the auditors at the Internal Revenue Service happy. But, no company wants to waste time on more paperwork. These days, a growing number of companies are turning to QuickBooks accounting software not only to speed up their bookkeeping efforts, but manage their businesses more effectively.Organizations come in all shapes, sizes, and business models, so it's no surprise that accounting practices can be a convoluted road to travel. QuickBooks can handle many of the financial tasks companies face, but the price you pay is an overabundance of software features. To make the learning curve even more challenging, QuickBooks doesn't come with a manual.Fortunately, to help pave the road to accounting success, there's QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual, a comprehensive guide from O'Reilly that examines everything the QuickBooks Pro edition has to offer, from invoices and inventory to assets and accounts payable.With QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual, financial managers can quickly learn how to use the program's tools to implement and maintain critical accounting processes. By covering details in a friendly and light-hearted way, the book explains when and why a feature is useful, and then offers indispensable, relevant advice. Each page of this Missing Manual provides insightful tips and tricks to help readers become more efficient, sophisticated users no matter what the extent of their existing knowledge is.Whether you're interested in QuickBooks for its basic bookkeeping features or its more powerful, business planning tools, the only way to truly harness its power is to read the book that should have been in the box: QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual.

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I thought I'd learn some workarounds for some of the annoying things about Quickbooks, but the instructions in this book are almost the same instructions provided in the help files. For example, the author suggests you enter an opening balance when you create a bank account, and most accountants who support Quickbooks know that's not a good idea, and causes complicated journal entries. There's no easy to understand coverage of the occasional complicated transactions, especially involving dealing with customer credits on different jobs, etc. etc. Also, the author says that for nonprofits, some of the nonprofit features missing in the Pro version are in the Nonprofit version, but that's not true.

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