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Reports to Monitor Job Costs

You may be in the middle of your mad rush or just extremely busy right now. Either way, you have jobs in progress or already completed so it’s worth knowing just what job costing data you can pull from QuickBooks. Here are a few job cost reports to help you monitor your progress and profitability – perhaps some you didn’t know existed! Continue reading

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Margin vs Markup

When reviewing the job cost reports in QuickBooks and turning on the %, it’s important to know just what percentage you see in the report. Where this really jumps out is comparing the P & L for a particular job to the Job Profitability Detail report. You’ve probably noticed these percentages are not the same Continue reading

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Estimating in QuickBooks

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

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QuickBooks Setup for Success

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

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Reports to Monitor Job Costs

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. Here are a few job cost reports to help you monitor your progress and profitability. Continue reading

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Estimating in Quickbooks

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.
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QuickBooks Setup For Success

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

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Is it Time for a Change?

Is it time to make a change with your bookkeeping and accounting products?  As you get near the end of 2016, it’s a good time to evaluate whether or not you need to make some changes.  Here are some questions … Continue reading

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Helpful, Under-Used Job Cost Reports

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

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Estimating in QuickBooks

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

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