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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.

5 Reasons Construction Businesses Need Job Costing

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

None of the builders or remodelers I’m acquainted with want to learn two or three months after a job is completed they lost money on the job, or only made a gross profit of 2%.

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

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Paul (of Paul’s Perfect Projects, LLC) tackles the gross profit problem by showing Dave his Estimate vs. Actual variance reports.  (If you haven’t already read it, you’ll want to visit Part I of this “Tale […]

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 […]