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9 Ways to Take the Pain & Suffering Out of Tax Time

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

It’s That Time of Year Again – TAX TIME! And guess what? I’ve been working with clients who have been turning their numbers over to their tax accountants starting the middle of January! Do you […]

Labor Profit Tip #3: Your Gross Profit numbers may be misleading

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Labor Burden Information Tip #3: To See Accurate Job-Cost Reports, Assign Labor Burden Costs to Each Job. If you’re looking for ways to make your company more profitable, getting a handle on your fully burdened labor […]

QuickBooks Items: The Secret to QuickBooks Job-Costing

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

This post about QuickBooks items is based on our more extensive training video of the same title in our Construction Accounting & Management Program (CAMP). Why are QuickBooks Items Especially Important for Construction Companies? QuickBooks […]

How to ‘Carve Out’ the Results You Need For Your Business

by Shannon Goldyn, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Improving your QuickBooks accounting system to get job costing, and more useful management reports can be very similar to pulling off a family pumpkin-carving experience. You need planning and preparation, the right tools, and possibly a support system to help get the job done.

The Worst Training You Can Buy (And Waste Your Time On)

by Shannon Goldyn, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

You Found the Perfect Seminar… It’s the training resource you’ve been looking for to make the changes you want in your company. The main problem – your QuickBooks company file was set up wrong from […]

Custom Fields in QuickBooks – 5 Ways to Tailor, Tag, & Track Specialized Information

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Have you explored the many ways to use Custom Fields in QuickBooks?  If not, you’ll likely be surprised at how this feature can vastly expand the “trackability” of specific data that’s unique (and often, vitally important) […]

A Tale of 4 Companies: A Job Cost & Gross Profit Percentage Drama (Part I)

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Can you really affect your gross profit by setting up a job-costing system? Is it worth the time, energy and effort involved to measure, track, and modify? Let’s visit with the owners of several hypothetical […]

Account Reconciliation – Discrepancies

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Company owners sometimes ask me:  “Should balance adjustments arising from account reconciliation problems cause me any concern?” In my experience and opinion, accounts should reconcile–right down to the penny–almost all of the time! The account […]

Types of Accountants

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

This article by Dan Rooks describes the various kinds of accountants and their roles.  Info Plus President, Diane Gilson, contributed some thoughts and background information. Dan is co-founder and CEO of Decisive Systems, Inc., a software […]