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Although QuickBooks is designed for the CEO to understand, the initial setup and installation must be done correctly in order for future information to be accurate. All information necessary to setup manual accounting records is also necessary to setup and install QuickBooks on your desktop. This task is even more complicated if you switch from manual accounting operations to QuickBooks in the middle of the year.
Study and evaluate your software and accounting needs.
Recommend software and hardware requirements.
Install software, design and set up chart of accounts and entire accounting package including payroll, accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable, etc.
Determination of your QuickBooks starting date.
Loading your chart of account and balances as of that starting date.
Preparation of a list of the items that you sell to your customers. This list includes services, inventory parts, non-inventory parts, other charges and sales taxes.
Entering your outstanding accounts receivable and accounts payable details as of your starting date.
Entering your ending statement bank balances and outstanding checks and deposits in transit as of your starting date. Printing a trial balance as of your start. Train client or client staff in use of software to meet their accounting, management and tax needs.