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Restaurant Accounting Books: Operators Complete Guide to Quickbooks E-Book Download

Restaurant Accounting: Restaurant Operators Complete Guide to Quickbooks E-Book Download

This is a detailed, step-by-step, restaurant-specific guide to the QuickBooks, the most popular small business accounting software in the world. It includes customized, ready-to-use QuickBooks company files for full- and quick-service restaurants to get you up and running right away! Downloadable e-book for immediate free delivery.


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Overview

This is a detailed, step-by-step, restaurant-specific guide to Intuit QuickBooks, the most popular small business accounting software in the world. It includes customized, ready-to-use QuickBooks company files to get you up and running right away!

  1. Includes a "ready to use" QuickBooks company file for restaurant operations. The files utilize the Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants format along with numerous customized features, entry screens and memorized transactions and reports, all designed to get you "up and running" quickly and accurately!
  2. The guide also includes operating ratios from the Restaurant Industry Operations Report to help you compare your operation against industry standards.

This product is downloadable for immediate free delivery.

This e-book is written exclusively for restaurant operators in a jargon-free and easy-to-understand style. The author, John Nessel, a twenty-five year veteran of the restaurant business and currently a restaurant consultant, is a Certified QuickBooks Advisor and has been using QuickBooks since 1994.

Ready-to-use QuickBooks company files are included for both full- service and quick-service restaurant operations. Each file utilizes the Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants format along with numerous customized features, entry screens, memorized transactions and reports, all designed to get you up and running quickly and accurately!

"John's approach to QuickBooks is streamlined and to the point, and his ability to write a software/accounting guide that is down-to-earth and informative is cleverly entertaining. Yes, I said entertaining...It's obvious he has done his homework! Grazia!" - David Militello, Tello's Trattoria, South Haven, MI

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
††† Welcome
††† Why QuickBooks?
††† A Note About Different Versions of QuickBooks
††† Are You a New or Current User?
††† The Enclosed Ready to Use QuickBooks File
††† How the Book is Organized

GETTING STARTED

Chapter 1 -† A Restaurant Accounting Primer
††† The Purpose of Accounting
††† The Chart of Accounts
††† The General Ledger
††† Financial Reports
††† The Balance Sheet
††† The Profit & Loss Statement
††† Accounts Payable (A/P)
††† Accounts Receivable (A/R)
††† Cash versus Accrual Accounting
††† Double Entry Accounting
††† Debits and Credits
††† Sample Restaurant Transactions

Chapter 2 - Restaurant Accounting Periods
†† What are Your Options?
††† Why You Might Consider Using Four-Week Accounting Periods
††† Why Don't All Restaurants Use Four-Week Periods?
††† What Changes are Required to Convert to Four-Week Periods?
††† Final Thoughts on Accounting Periods

Chapter 3 - Create Your Restaurant Company File
††† QuickBooks Company File Formats
††† Restore the Backup File Included with this Book
†††

Chapter 4† - A Tour of Important QuickBooks Features
††† The QuickBooks Desktop
††† QuickBooks Task Windows
††† QuickBooks Lists
††† QuickBooks Reports

Chapter 5† - Setting Up Your New Company File
††† Choosing Your Preferences
††† Input Your Basic Company Information
††† Your Chart of Accounts
††† Your Item List
††† Setup Your Vendor List
††† Your Customer List
††† Other Names List
††† A Note About the Employee List

Chapter 6† - Choose a Start Date
††† New Restaurants
††† Existing Restaurants
††† Information You Need for Jan 1 Start Dates
††† Additional Info Needed for Mid Year Start Dates

Chapter 7† - Entering Your Beginning Balances
††† Entering the Balance Sheet Account Balances
††† Enter Unpaid Bills (A/P) as of the Start Date
††† Enter Uncollected Invoices (A/R) as of the Start Date
††† Enter Every Transactions Since the Start Date
††† Enter Year-to-Date Income and Expense Summary

BASIC BOOKKEEPING TASKS

Chapter 8† - Paying Your Bills
††††
Brief Overview
††† The Enter Bills/Pay Bills Method (A/P)
††† The Write Checks Method
††† Organize Your Bill Filing System

Chapter 9† - Record Your Daily Sales & Deposits
††† Restaurants are Different!
††† The Restaurant Sales Equation
††† Why is the Restaurant Sales Equation So Important?
††† The General Ledger Accounts You Need
††† How to Record Your Daily Sales & Deposits in QuickBooks

Chapter 10† - Using Invoices & Sales Receipts for Individual Customer Transactions
††† Create an Invoice...An Overview
††† Controlling the Sales Tax on Your Invoices
††† Receive a Customer Deposit
††† Receive the Customer Payment
††† The Undeposited Funds Account

Chapter 11† - All About Payroll
†††
†Payroll Recommendations
††† Why to Avoid QuickBooks Payroll Service Options
††† Outside Payroll Services
††† How Payroll Services Handle Payroll Tax
††† Use Your Checks or Theirs?
††† Professional Employer Organizations (PEO's)
††† Create Detailed Wage Accounts to Better Manage Your Labor Expenses
††† The Payroll Equation
††† Use the QuickBooks General Journal to Record Payroll Entries
††† Actual Payroll Entries, A Few Samples
††† Using the Write Checks Window to Record Payroll
††† Options for Dealing with Charged Tips
††† Should You Use a Separate Payroll Account?
††† Payroll Frequency

SPECIALIZED BOOKKEEPING TASKS

Chapter 12† - End of Month Inventory Adjustments
††† The Importance of Taking Inventory
††† Defining Food & Beverage Costs
††† Segregating Food & Beverage Costs by Category
††† How to Make the Inventory Adjustment in QuickBooks
††† What if You Have Not Tracked Inventory in the Past?

Chapter 13† - Other Cash Accounts You Need
††† The Petty Cash Account
††† The Cash Drawer Account
††† The Cash in Safe Account
††† The Tip Float Account

Chapter 14† - Using Prepaid Accounts
††† What is a Prepaid Account?
††† A Detailed Example
††† Use Prepaid Accounts with Four Week Accounting Periods

Chapter 15† - Pay the Sales Tax You Collect
††† How to Find Out How Much Sales Tax You Owe
††† The QuickBooks Pay Sales Tax Feature
††† Use a General Ledger Report to Find Out How Much Sales Tax You Owe

Chapter 16† - Reconcile Your Checking Account
††† Clear Your Checks First
††† Clear Your Other Payments Next
††† Clear Your Bank Deposits & Credit Card Receipts
††† Un-Matched Amounts
††† Use the Find Feature
††† Finish the Process
††† If Your Beginning Balance Does Not Match the Statement
††† What if You Can't Reconcile the Statement
††† Your Last Resort

Chapter 17† - Misc. Tasks and Adjustments
††† Deleting versus Voiding a Transaction
††† Finding a Transaction
††† Recording Depreciations of Fixed Assets
††† Issuing 1099ís to Vendors
††† How to Deal with Bounced Checks
††† Tracking Your ATM and Debit Card Expenses
††† Trading Meals for Outside Services
††† Credit Card Purchases
††† Customer Credit Card Charge Backs
††† Recording Loans and Making Loan Payments
††† The QuickBooks Loan Manager
††† How to Deal with Direct Loans from Marketing or Promotional Programs
††† Account for Employee Meals
††† Use Memorized Transactions for Recurring Bills, Checks and Journal Entries
††† Using QuickBooks to Create a Budget

CREATING QUICKBOOKS REPORTS

Chapter 18† - Vendor and Accounts Payable Reports
††† The Vendor Reports
††† The Account Payable Reports

Chapter 19† - Basic Financial Reports
††† The Balance Sheet Report
††† The Profit and Loss (P & L) Statement
††† Statement of Cash Flows

MANAGING YOUR QUICKBOOKS FILE
††† File Back Up Procedures
††† How to Perform the Back Up
††† Restore Your Back Up File
††† Clean Up Your Data File
†††

APPENDICES

††† A. Sample Restaurant Chart of Accounts
††† B. Sample Restaurant Financial Reports
††† C. Information from the Restaurant Industry Operations Report

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