K2's QuickBooks for Accountants WEBCAST

Tuesday, December 28 8:00am - 4:00pm PST

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4.0 Credits

Member Price $225.00

Non-Member Price $275.00

Overview

The QuickBooks platform is a robust environment with features and capabilities that many users are unaware of or do not know how to utilize effectively. This course helps you get more out of QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online and resolve the issues that even experienced QuickBooks users struggle with, such as locking down prior periods. This program starts fast with a chapter covering the top issues accountants face with QuickBooks. The day continues with practical guidance and solutions designed to help accountants get the most out of QuickBooks for themselves or their clients. You will learn about issues, such as setting up a new company, configuring and customizing QuickBooks preferences, and enabling system security and password protection features. Also, you will learn how to lock down transactions in prior periods, the audit trail, customizing reports, exporting reports to Excel, and extending QuickBooks’ usefulness with tools such as the Fixed Asset Manager and Loan Manager. Despite the product’s user-friendly design, the most common QuickBooks problems involve recording transactions incorrectly. Adequate training is necessary to prevent these and other issues. Help your company or client put the power of QuickBooks to work the right way. Register for this professional educational seminar today!

Highlights

Accounting. Quickbooks.

Prerequisites

Fundamental understanding of basic QuickBooks operations.

Designed For

Accounting and financial professionals who use or support clients who use QuickBooks.

Objectives

Identify appropriate responses to common QuickBooks user issues, such as closing accounting periods, eliminating payables and receivables from cash-basis financial statements, purging old transactions from QuickBooks, voiding checks in prior periods, viewing underlying debit and credit entries, and recommended end-of-period procedures. List new features added to recent versions of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online and apply these features; additionally, differentiate between the different products in the QuickBooks family. Define appropriate procedures for setting up client data files in QuickBooks including converting data from other accounting applications, creating data files, using templates, entering beginning balances, establishing user access and security rights and privileges, and establishing preferences. Work with various QuickBooks Lists, including entering and editing list data, techniques for managing lists, and importing and exporting list data. Identify techniques for creating reports and analyzing data in QuickBooks, including creating and customizing Reports, and exporting reports to Excel. Utilize QuickBooks tools to enhance management control, including budgeting and forecasting, depreciating fixed assets, and tracking loans and notes payable. Identify situations where QuickBooks Online may be an appropriate solution for a business currently using or considering using QuickBooks.

Preparation

None.

Notice

None.

Leader(s):

Leaders

Thomas Stephens Jr

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group. In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well. He and Michelle – his wife of twenty-nine years – have two children. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Non-Member Price $275.00

Member Price $225.00