Construction Accounting
& Management Program (CAMP)

An online, self-paced video training program for company owners, bookkeepers and accounting professionals...

NARI (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) has approved our presentation-content classes for their Continuing Education Units. Credits are granted as .1 unit per 50-minutes of presentation time.  NOTE: Qualifying sessions include all financial management, accounting, and marketing seminars; it does not include coaching, showcase or networking sessions.

"Management accounting is an essential tool
that can help most companies
dramatically increase their profitability."

The Construction Accounting and Management Program (CAMP) is a management accounting and job-cost training program for people who use QuickBooks & Enterprise PC desktop software.

This comprehensive series of management accounting training classes was created by Diane Gilson (that’s me). I’m a multi-certified accountant with more than 20 years of in-depth, advanced QuickBooks  hands-on coaching and consulting work. (If you’d like to learn more about my experience and background, click here.)

Are you…

  • A Company Owner or Manager?
    Do you need access to better, more accurate financial information so you can achieve better business results?
  • A Bookkeeper (or Bookkeeper ‘Draftee’)?
    Do you want to learn more about essential accounting, job-cost tracking, and reporting?
  • An Accounting Supervisor? Professional Consultant? Accountant?
    Would you like to add advanced job-cost accounting & QuickBooks problem-solving techniques to your solutions kit?

If so, please know that I designed these classes specifically for you!

Since founding my company (Info Plus Accounting, Inc.) in 1994, I’ve taught, coached, and guided thousands of QuickBooks users. Construction accounting, manufacturing, and project-based service companies have been the heart and soul of my consulting business for more than 20 years… 

Here are some of the topics we cover in this course:

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This Comprehensive Self-Paced Program Includes:

Level 1 – “Essentials”
35 Job-Cost & Accounting Online Classes
($1,145 Value)

Level 1 accounting and job-cost workshops help you learn:

  • Essential construction accounting concepts and training
  • If your current accounting system needs improvements (here’s how to find out!)
  • How to design your QuickBooks Lists so that you will be able to deliver solid job cost accounting and reporting results
  • Secrets to efficient and effective data entry
  • + A wide variety of other topics such as establishing appropriate security settings, choosing the best Company & personal file preferences, customizing forms to be both functional and attractive, entering budgets, creating useful job-cost reports – and much, much more… (See complete listing of Level 1 classes below.)
Click here to see a complete list of Level 1 courses +

‘Level 1′ QuickBooks & Job-Cost Training (available instantly when you subscribe)

  1. Analyze Your QuickBooks File in 35 Checkpoints (#1105) 58 min
  2. QuickBooks Computer System Layouts (#1200) 27 min
  3. Maintaining a Safe Home for Your QuickBooks Data Files (#1205) 43 min
  4. Access to Your QuickBooks File: Controlling “Who Can Do What” (#1300) 16 min
  5. Protecting Your QuickBooks Data From Loss, Corruption and Theft (#1305) 18 min
  6. Optimizing your QuickBooks Company File Preferences (#1310) 91 min
  7. Customizing Your QuickBooks Personal File Preferences & Icon Bar (#1315) 76 min
  8. Accounting Crash Course I: Information Flow & Reporting, Systems, Accounts & More… (#1400) 96 min
  9. Accounting Crash Course II: Income Measurement Methods, Special Accounts & More… (#1405) 76 min
  10. Intro to QuickBooks Sales, Purchasing, Payroll & Banking Cycles (#1410) 103 min
  11. Creating & Customizing Forms In QuickBooks (#1415) 68 min
  12. Essential Financial Reports: What Are They & Who Needs Them? (#1420) 29 min
  13. Building Your Chart of Accounts (#1430) 102 min
  14. Creating Accurate Opening Balances (#1500) 22 min
  15. The Item List: Secret to QuickBooks Job Costing (#1600) 72 min
  16. Building, Organizing, & Managing Your Customer:Job List (#1610) 24 min
  17. Creating & Maintaining Vendor Records (#1625) 43 min
  18. Overview & Concepts: Time Tracking & Payroll (#1630) 72 min
  19. Primary Background Supporting Lists (#1635) 44 min
  20. Creating Custom Fields in QuickBooks (#1640) 47 min
  21. Importing Information into your QuickBooks file (#1650) 41 min
  22. QuickBooks Tips, Hints, Insights, and Techniques (#2000) 111 min
  23. Running an Effective & Efficient Back Office (#2020) 68 min
  24. Entering, Printing, & Controlling Checks (#2300) 91 min
  25. Entering Bills and Vendor Credits (#2305) 65 min
  26. Processing Bill Payments (#2310) 44 min
  27. Big Ticket Purchases & Depreciation (#2325) 57 min
  28. More Than One Company? Unique & Complex Transactions (#2330) 19 min
  29. Accounting for the Owners’ Personal Expenditures and Contributions (#2335) 43 min
  30. Credit Card Transactions: The Mini-Accounts Payable System (#2340) 36 min
  31. Inventory Overview: Intro to Inventory Concepts (#2350) 35 min
  32. Bank Deposits, Draws & Loans (#2505) 16 min
  33. Invoicing Basics: Fixed Price, Progress Invoicing, Time & Cost, Customer Deposits, Retainage, Change Orders (#2520) 75 min
  34. Accepting Payments, Crediting Customers & Processing Refunds (#2530) 19 min
  35. Reporting Fundamentals (#3000) 41 min

Level 2 – “Mastery”
25 Advanced Job-Cost & Accounting Online Classes
($925 Value)

Advanced construction accounting and job-cost workshops are designed to provide access to advanced accounting and QuickBooks topics.  For example:

  • Creating Estimates for Fixed Price, T&M, & Cost Plus jobs (+ the best way to handle Change Orders!) in your construction accounting system.
  • How to implement Purchase Orders
  • Reconciling tips & tricks
  • How to handle special income & cost adjustments (e.g., Percentage of Completion, Specs, Completed Contract, etc.)
  • + Even more advanced topics such as features you likely don’t know about, customization and analytical techniques, innovative reporting, financial controls & proofing procedures, addressing data integrity issues,  and much, much more. (See listing of Level 2 classes below.)

Note:  You may want to complete ‘Essentials – Level 1′ workshops before starting ‘Mastery – Level 2′ workshops. Or you could take classes in tandem based on topic groupings. If you’re a very experienced QuickBooks user, you may choose to deep-dive only into specific topics.

Click here to see a complete list of Level 2 courses +

‘Level 2′ QuickBooks & Job-Cost Training (available instantly when you subscribe)

  1. Discover (and Get!) What You Want from Your QuickBooks Accounting System (#1010) 42 min
  2. Selecting the Best Version of QuickBooks (#1100) 20 min
  3. Coordinating a QuickBooks Startup or Remodel (#1110) 58 min
  4. Think QuickBooks isn’t “enough”? Options to consider… (#1115) 24 min
  5. Remodeling Your QuickBooks Chart of Accounts (#1440) 84 min
  6. Cleaning Up QuickBooks: Items, Payroll Items, & Prior Tax Returns (#1605) 66 min
  7. Advanced Techniques to Create Critical Job Analytics (#1615) 73 min
  8. QuickBooks “Extra’s”: Features Advanced Users Should Know About (#2010) 71 min
  9. Controlling Results with Estimates & Change Orders (#2100) 107 min
  10. Job Allowances: Estimates, Tracking, Reporting & Billing (#2110) 44 min
  11. Controlling Costs with Purchase Orders (#2140) 84 min
  12. Managing Bills in QuickBooks (#2315) 48 min
  13. 77 Tips & Techniques To Improve Your Cash Flow (#2318) 15 min
  14. Computing & Assigning Equipment Costs To Jobs (#2355) 65 min
  15. Advanced Invoicing: Special & Complex Invoicing Scenarios (#2525) 53 min
  16. Accounting For Job Closings (#2535) 50 min
  17. Intro to Accounting for Long-Term Contracts, Spec Homes, & Lots (#2600) 66 min
  18. Adjusting income and cost for spec homes, lots, completed contract and other jobs (#2610) 70 min
  19. Adjusting income and cost for long-term contracts using Percentage of Completion entries (#2620) 61 min
  20. Advanced Reporting Techniques (#3010) 79 min
  21. Trouble-shooting & Reconciling Bank Accounts (& Other Assets) with QuickBooks (#4000) 137 min
  22. How To Check The Accuracy Of Your Accounts Payable & Credit Cards (#4005) 80 min
  23. How To Check, Fix, And Finalize Your Job Cost Assignments (#4010) 65 min
  24. Month-End Closing Process: Accurate Useful Reports, On Time, Each and Every Month (#4015) 77 min
  25. Finalizing the Year, What Your Tax Preparer Needs, and Coordinating Results (#4020) 86 min

Level 3 – “Owners & Managers”
14 Top-Down, Financial Management Online Classes
($430 Value)

Jump into these workshops at any time – and in any sequence. Why? They are stand-alone, top-down, management-style classes that deal with big-picture company-wide issues such as:

  • Markup and profit insights and calculations
  • Control loops (4 critical steps to establishing and maintaining control over your business results)
  • What to do if you’re not getting the reports you want
  • Stopping profit leaks
  • Technology tips and pitfalls
  • + Much more. (See listing of Level 3 classes below.)
Click here to see a complete list of Level 3 courses +

‘Level 3′ QuickBooks & Job-Cost Training (available instantly when you subscribe)

  1. Why and How You Can Use a Financial Control Loop (32 min)
  2. How to Get the QuickBooks Job Cost Reports You Want (30 min)
  3. 13 Common QuickBooks Mistakes (3 parts: 27 min, 28 min, and 31 min)
  4. It’s NOT a budget – It’s a GAME PLAN! (2 parts:  39 min and 40 min)
  5. The Case of Above vs. Below the Line Markups (10 min)
  6. Markup & Profit:  Understanding, Computing & Determining Your Optimal Markup Mix (78 min)
  7. The 9 Biggest Technology Pitfalls That Trap Small Businesses (55 min)
  8. A Personal Story:  How FRAUD Changed the Lives of 14+ People (26 min)
  9. Stop Profit Leaks:  How to detect (and destroy!) those money-sucking “profit vampires” hiding out in your business ship (90 min)
  10. Rightsizing Your Accounting System (57 min)
  11. Be Profitable in Any Economy:  Taking Control of Your Bottom Line! (Presentation from Vicki Suiter, Suiter Business Builders) (59 min)
  12. Danger!  Required Business Security Laws (Presentation from Bob Listerman – BTR Security) (52 min)
  13. How to Re-Engage Past Clients:  A Proactive Business Model (Presentation from David Lupberger – Home Asset Management Program) (87 min)
  14. Are You a Commodity?  What Makes YOU Different? (Presentation from Kyle Hunt – Remodel Your Marketing) (47 min)

Plus these additional bonuses!

1. Bonus – 11 Extra QuickBooks Workshops ($257 Value)

Even more QuickBooks insights... Click here to see all 11 +

Bonus QuickBooks & Job-Cost Training (available instantly when you subscribe)

  1. Billing Rate Levels: Setting Custom Invoicing Rates for Different Employees, Vendors, & Processes (28 min)
  2. Price Rate Levels & Combining PRL with Billing Rate Levels (23 min)
  3. Assigning the Owner’s Time & Cost (at Standard Rates) to Jobs (25 min)
  4. Ghosts in the Closet: Tracking Down & Exposing Deleted & Voided Transactions (15 min) 17
  5. 4 QuickBooks Features to Fall in Love With! (25 min)
  6. More QuickBooks Features to Fall in Love With!!(15 min)
  7. It’s 1099 Time! It’s a Dirty Job, But… (53 min)
  8. Use Tax: How to Track, Job Cost, and Pay Use Tax in QuickBooks (40 min)
  9. Tracking & Reporting on the Cost of Job Errors, Variances, and Warranty Costs (34 min)
  10. Tracking & Accounting for Your Rental Properties (66 min)
  11. Home & Family Finances: Using QuickBooks for Personal Housekeeping Chores (29 min)

2. 8 Showcase Vendor Interviews ($136 Value)

Discover some helpful QuickBooks plug-ins... Click here to see all 8 +

Discover some helpful QuickBooks plug-ins (available instantly when you subscribe)

  1. QuickBooks Billing & Payroll “Plug-Ins” Designed to Solve Annoying, Time-Consuming Problems…
    (Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions) (53 min)
  2. Track Employee & Contractor Time via Computers & Mobile Devices - Review, Approve, and Import into QuickBooks
    (Whitney Sales, SpringAhead) (30 min)
  3. How to 'Magically' (and Accurately!) Compute, Pay & Report Sales Commissions
    (Matt Beck, Q Commission Software) (47 min)
  4. SmartVault
    (Claire Williams – SmartVault) (30 min)
  5. Baus SmartScan
    (John Palios – Baus Systems) (41 min)
  6. Hosted Computing: Secure Data Center Technology – Servers for Small Business
    (Jim Torpey – CPAASP) (53 min)
  7. Technology that Saves Time & Money
    (Dan Baumann, Chief Experts) (75 min)
  8. Beyond Software: Project Management & Time Tracking
    (Ryan Elliott, Beyond Software) (60 min)...

3. Discounts on Info Plus & Intuit Products & Software

  • 30% discounts on Info Plus Accounting support products
  • Deep discounts on QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise and other vendor software and services.

4. Private Coaching & Guidance (Monthly value:  $70)Diane Gilson

You can coordinate a private “GoToMeeting” (computer-to-computer) 15-minute coaching session with instructor Diane Gilson each month to ask your company-related QuickBooks and accounting questions. As a subscriber, she’ll help you solve your QuickBooks, Enterprise, management accounting, or job-cost questions. ---

More than $3,000 worth of training (Business value? Priceless!) 


About the program:

This in-depth self-study program:

  • Focuses on management-oriented accounting and job-cost training and coaching for basic, mid-level, and advanced QuickBooks & Enterprise (PC desktop) users.
  • Is offered via a month-to-month subscription.

As a subscriber, regardless of your background, you’ll receive:

  • Instant access to more than 90 recorded workshops!
  • Extensive handouts that accompany the classes.
  • “Done-for-you” forms, samples, templates, and checklists.
    (Tools derived from many years of hands-on, “in-the-trenches” work with my clients.)
  • Discounts on useful accounting software and support products.
  • Private time with me for live monthly consulting and coaching.

Get EVERYTHING shown above
ONLY $107 per month!!

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Continuing Education credits

Qualifies for NARI Continuing Education UnitsNARI (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) has approved our presentation-content classes for their Continuing Education Units. Credits are granted as .1 unit per 50-minutes of presentation time. Qualifying sessions include all financial management, accounting, and marketing seminars; it does not include coaching, showcase or networking sessions.

For More Specifics…

  1. About the development of this program: please visit the Why we created Online QuickBooks Job-Cost Training page.
  2. About CAMP subscription logistics: please visit the CAMP Frequently Asked Questions page.
  3. If you’ve reviewed the FAQs and still have additional questions, please call (toll-free 866-244-2228) or e-mail us directly via our Contact page.