Category Archives: Job Costing
If you do job or project costing, some form of your estimate belongs in QuickBooks – whether complex or if you just give your customer a fixed price. All your other numbers are there – invoicing, job costs, payroll….
The estimate is your budget for the job. Once entered in QuickBooks, you can easily run estimated vs actual and other job cost reports.
It’s the start of a new year and for many, this is the time to make changes to your QuickBooks before your season gets busy. There are 4 major areas I consider when working with contractor clients: Software – So … Continue reading
How did the actual time on the job compare to what you estimated? That’s one of the big things you want do know, right? If job costs run over, it’s usually in the area of labor, not materials. It’s been … Continue reading
Let’s face it – you’re busy, you have information you want to know but don’t want to spend all day getting it. Especially in the summer when you are either busy season or want to go on vacation. So here … Continue reading
Now that the mad rush is past and you’re just extremely busy now, this might be a time to take a closer look at your job cost reports. While QuickBooks has several good job cost reports, here are Job Cost … Continue reading
In our last article, we discussed the benefits of specializing versus generalizing. So let’s take a look at how QuickBooks can help you. Decide what you want to track. Obviously you want to look at profitability but here are some … Continue reading
For those who job or project cost, it all starts with the estimate. When the estimate is simple, then it’s often easy to create in QuickBooks. But for many of you, you either many of the same types of estimates … Continue reading
Are your estimates in QuickBooks? If you do job or project costing, then I believe some form of your estimate belongs in QuickBooks. Even if you just give your customer a fixed price. All your other numbers are there – … Continue reading
Let’s face it – you’re busy, you have information you need to see, but don’t want to spend all day getting it. Especially during your busy season! First, decide what information you want to see. Such as Accounts/Receivable, Accounts /Payable, … Continue reading