| ISBN: 978-1-61853-293-0 | Copyright 2019Tabs
This book gives students an introduction to QuickBooks Online (QBO) that focuses not only on the software mechanics, but also on the basic accounting concepts that underlie all accounting systems. This book is not meant to be a user manual. Students will come away from this book with an understanding that it is their knowledge of the principles of accounting, not their data-entry skills, that is needed to be successful in business.
This 2018 update features the latest updates to QuickBooks Online.
This book is primarily intended for use in undergraduate accounting programs, although it could be used in business or computer information programs as well. It is expected that students taking this course have already successfully completed a course in financial accounting and have a firm understanding of the basic principles of accounting.
Each new copy of this book includes a full year of access to QuickBooks Online Plus. Students should refer to the insert at the front of the book, which contains the license number and product code and instructions on accessing the complimentary cloud-based software.
With QuickBooks Online, students use their Internet browser to use the software—no installation required—and it can be used on any device with Internet access. (A high-speed Internet connection is recommended, such as DSL or cable modem. For more information go to https://community.intuit.com/articles/1145516-system-requirements-for-quickbooks-online.)
The book is designed in such a way that the accounting concepts, as well as the software mechanics, get more complex with each section. Other books focus primarily on software data entry. This book allows the students to see why events are recorded the way they are in a computerized accounting system while refreshing students’ knowledge of accounting concepts and reinforcing the accounting and journal entries behind transactions.
The book is written clearly to aid student understanding of difficult concepts. Clear explanations of why certain procedures are used in QuickBooks Online (QBO) are supported by relevant examples and relatable end-of-chapter assignments, serving to bridge the gap between computerized accounting concepts and real-world application.
Most computerized accounting textbooks on the market approach the teaching of QuickBooks in a prescriptive manner, going through the procedures of the software while overlooking how an accountant would actually utilize the software in the real world. Williams’ Computerized Accounting takes a practical approach and shows the student how the software is used in a business environment. In addition to the standard financial reports, students are exposed to job, segment, and variance reports.
The book’s four-color format facilitates student understanding and draws attention to the key concepts and pedagogy. Ample screenshots provide students realistic snapshots of what they will see when working in the software. A host of pedagogical elements serve as helpful illustrations, providing additional context and further concept reinforcement.
End-of-chapter review material includes:
• Chapter shortcuts.
• Chapter review with matching of terms to definitions and multiple choice questions that are a combination of accounting concepts and QuickBooks application questions.
• An end-of-chapter assignment featuring a fictional company that moves from selling services exclusively in the early chapters to selling both services and products in the later chapters.
The assignments include check numbers for students. This allows them to focus on the process and reduces student frustration.
There are a number of additional topics that are helpful to students as they master QBO, and these have been included as end-of-chapter and end-of-book appendices. Instructors may wish to cover these topics in class or have students go over them on their own time.
The book has been mapped to the 10 domains that comprise the exam objectives for the QuickBooks Certified User Exam.
What Is the QuickBooks Certified User Exam?
The Intuit® QuickBooks Certification exam is an online exam that is proctored at Certiport Authorized Testing Centers. The certification program validates QuickBooks accounting skills while providing students with credentials that demonstrate real-world abilities to prospective employers. Once passed, test takers receive an official digital certificate representing their skills in QuickBooks. A map correlating the chapter content to the Certiport domains is available to students so they can streamline their exam preparation.
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Excel Setup Files
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