A Note For You From Diane...
Our Construction Accounting & Management Program (CAMP) online Job-Cost Training Program is now available (for a very limited time). CLICK HERE to learn more.
I’m super-excited that you were able to access and watch this limited-availability video! And right now, I’d like to know a little more about you:
- What does being able to achieve greater control and profitability in your business mean to YOU?
Please share your thoughts and let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q&A's – You can "follow the dots" in the video
- “I don’t like working with numbers… My friends have even accused me of being “Number-phobic. Is there hope for me when it comes to job-costing?”
- “Accounting seems like such a BO-RING topic! Is there any way to get past my feeling that accounting is boring?”
- “My in-house bookkeeper (or partner) is likely the person who will need to learn how to do job-costing – and he/she absolutely HATES change! How do I get him or her to ‘buy in’ to learning a new way of doing things?”
- “Whenever I meet with my accountant, it seems as though he (or she) is speaking a different language. Quite often, I have no idea what they’re talking about! If I implement job-costing, will I learn enough to be able to have a meaningful conversation with him/her?”
- “I’ve been wondering; how will my accountant react if I implement a job-costing system that they haven’t created themselves?”
- “I have a tendency to want to learn EVERYTHING about a topic before getting started. How would this work for me?”
- “My company is fairly small. Should I set up a job-costing system at this point, or should I wait until my company is larger?”
- “My company is fairly large (e.g., $5 – $10 – $30 million); will job-costing work for bigger companies, like mine?”
- “Can I use job-costing for a manufacturing company? Or a service business, or a wholesale company?”
- “I’m already profitable. Will I really get more value by seeing job-cost info?”
- “We’re already doing job-costing at a basic level. Shouldn’t that be enough?
- “Is it possible for those of us who are in the “baby-boomer generation” to learn and use job-costing? Are we just too old to change?”
- “I’m planning to retire in a few years. Why would I want to learn job-costing at this stage?
- “How long will it take to put a job-costing system in place?”
- “I don’t use any accounting system – just spreadsheets and a box to hold receipts. Why should I bother with using an accounting software system like QuickBooks®?”
- “I’m so tied up with field and sales work that I don’t have TIME to spend on this! Isn’t my time better spent supervising current work? Or selling more jobs?”
- “Will job-costing work in accounting packages other than QuickBooks®?”
- “Can I do Job-Costing in QuickBooks® Online (aka “QBO”)?”
- “Why can’t my accountant do this (job-costing) for me?”
- “I need a bookkeeper. Do you do job-cost bookkeeping?”
- “Why don’t I just hire someone like you to set up my system?”
- “Why don’t I just hire YOU to set up my system?”
- “Can my office manager or spouse learn how to do job-costing?”
- “What are the steps I’d follow to set up a job-costing system?”
- “Do those steps need to be done in a specific order?”
- “What kinds of changes would I expect to see in my BUSINESS life when I have job-costing and management control systems in place?”
- “What kinds of changes would I expect to see in my PERSONAL life when I’m able to run a more profitable business?”