Jul 2, 2008

Sales and Receipts in QuickBooks

QuickBooks accounting software has been around for many years by now. It is still one of the most popular accounting software among smaller businesses, and it is estimated that 86 percent of small businesses using accounting software are using QuickBooks. Why is it so popular? It is easy to use at a fundamental level. You can … Continued
May 7, 2008

Fraud Watch: Beware of Holes in Your Accounting Software

This is the second of a four-part series discussing areas of your business you can examine to determine whether fraud is taking place. Part one covers using your computer to help detect fraud, part three cautions you to beware of shrinking inventory and part four discusses how to keep your finger on the pulse of your company. … Continued
Jan 23, 2008

A Simple QuickBooks Trick

It is that time of year again – all accounts need to be reconciled, Accounts Payable and Receivable reports need to be reviewed, inventory needs adjusting, and finally everything is perfect as of December 31. Then you make a backup and send it to your accountant. Sounds simple, right? Not exactly, unless you remember this easy … Continued
Oct 18, 2006

Identity Theft Can Affect Your Tax Records

Generally, identity thieves use someone’s personal data to steal his or her financial accounts and run up charges on the victim’s existing credit cards; but you need to be aware of some other potential areas where this type of fraud may occur as they relate directly to your tax records. Here are a couple of … Continued
Jul 26, 2006

Use QuickBooks to Summarize Sales Tax Reporting Information

If you have a vendor’s license, chances are you have just completed and sent your Ohio sales tax report. Did you struggle to summarize the information and fill out the form? Isn’t it a pain to gather sales tax information manually, especially if you are reporting to multiple tax districts? QuickBooks, an accounting software package, … Continued
May 3, 2006

The Pros and Cons Paying Down Your Mortgage Early

Many of my clients believe that it is smart to pay the principal on their mortgage early while others believe that they “need their mortgage interest for the tax deduction.” This has led to many discussions on the benefits of having a mortgage versus paying it off, or at least accelerating the principal payments. The … Continued
Aug 31, 2005

Is QuickBooks® Right for You?

Finding a software package that is right for your company can be a daunting task, but QuickBooks might be a good fit for you. QuickBooks is the only product that grows with small businesses from startup to mid-market. From Simple Start to Enterprise Solutions, QuickBooks gives small businesses a path to grow that eliminates the … Continued
Apr 12, 2004

Top 10 Tips for QuickBooks Users

QuickBooks® is an award-winning financial management software program that many companies use today. Whether you are considering using QuickBooks for the first time or simply want to make sure you are taking advantage of all the program has to offer, Rea has a number of professionals who can help. Here are 10 tips to help you … Continued