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Help My Accounting Duh

In double-entry bookkeeping, are taxes a liability or an expense? [more inside]
posted by swift on Aug 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Peachtree Accounting from Quickbooks, learning fast?

Moving to Peachtree Accounting from Quickbooks, need to learn some basics fast and well: transactions, different account types (checking, credit, A/R), creating and tracking invoices. Print books cost $$$, are unreviewable, and aren't available quickly. I'd like to get this done today. Advice? Am I making a mistake? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Accounting and Inventory Tracking Software for Small Publishing House

Any recommendations for a cloud based accounting and inventory tracking software for my small publishing company? [more inside]
posted by allfortheBoss on Jul 21, 2010 - 1 answer

Where should I apply?

Help me narrow down universities to which I would want to apply? Coming from a mid-MI community college, looking for programs that will lead to accounting careers. [more inside]
posted by asciident on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me help my coworker manage our money

Asking for a coworker: Need help with finances (really long, sorry) [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Jun 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Excel for Business?

Quickbooks vs. Excel? My business partner needs some convincing. [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Apr 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Support for Fun, Inc.

New S-Corp! Fav online payroll and accounting programs, please! Also any fun small business online forums, resources, message boards, etc.? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Apr 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Maintaining Transparency

How do professionals uncover fraud, scams, and corruption? [more inside]
posted by Despondent_Monkey on Apr 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for budgeting software with specific features

Help! I am SO confused about picking the right budgeting software. I am looking for a budgeting software but I have a lot of parameters. I have read the previous threads but it seems like nothing does exactly what I want it to do. Paramemters below. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Mar 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Government accrual accounting

Why do governments use cash accounting and not accrual? Are there any governments that DO use the accrual method? I'm interested in the history, legality, challenges, anything. Any location, any government. [more inside]
posted by FuManchu on Mar 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Which Quickbooks version should I use, Online or Software one?

Which version of Quickbooks I should use, online or software? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Mar 18, 2010 - 6 answers

How to become an accountant?

How can I move into a career in accounting? Please help reality-check my plan. [more inside]
posted by kprincehouse on Feb 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Only experienced applicants will be considered...

Any advice for getting an accounting job without having any experience? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Feb 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Is Yodlee broken or do I not understand something here?

Accountingfilter. Am I misunderstanding how this works, or is this a bug in the way Yodlee does manual accounting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I properly mix a personal credit card with a business bank account?

How do I log the use of a personal credit card for my business so as not to confuse the heck out of my accountant, come tax time? (Canada) [more inside]
posted by Imperfect on Jan 21, 2010 - 13 answers

What questions should I ask a prospective small business accountant?

Recently started a small business. Meeting a few prospective accountants. What questions should I ask? [more inside]
posted by jeff1010 on Jan 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I learn about accounting and small business administration?

Where can I learn about accounting and small business administration? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Nov 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Becker and Wiley and Bisk, oh my!

Have you taken a CPA review course? Which one, and why did it work / not work for you? [more inside]
posted by otters walk among us on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How to account for stock merger in MS Money?

Looking for a Microsoft Money/ Quicken expert - or any smart accounting/finance person, really - to help me figure out how to document the recent Pfizer-Wyeth merger in MS Money. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Nov 8, 2009 - 4 answers

How to convert credit card debt to a business loan?

You are not my accountant. How do you convert personal debt to business debt? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Nov 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Inventory in Quickbooks...different question this time.

How to simplify inventory management of jewelry materials and products in QB 2009 Premier Retail? [more inside]
posted by daniboi1977 on Oct 26, 2009 - 2 answers

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter, and give you my card!

Help me network like a professional. What are common mistakes that soon-to-be graduates make at network events? What is proper etiquette for name exchanges, gracefully making one's way into a group conversation, and how one does one make an impression without coming off too strong? Particulars after the break. [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Oct 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Online donations

What is the best way to accept donations for a nonprofit organization electronically? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Aug 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me gain better administrative skills at my nonprofit -- audits, accounting, and taxes

Help me with my nonprofit's accounting and audit practices. Just looking for some general tips on (1) learning the basics on accounting; (2) learning how to prepare audits most efficiently; and (3) bonus points for help on the more stringent 2008 IRS filing requirements for nonprofits. [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Aug 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Keeping moneys separate

What's the best way to keep my summer income separate from my savings? [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jun 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Jobs for tax accountants?

What kinds of jobs are available for tax accountants? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Jun 25, 2009 - 6 answers

I got taxt problems and need a CPA in New Joisey!

Can anyone recommend a good CPA and/or Tax attorney in the Montclair / Caldwell area of New Jersey? Several potential tax issues and or problems I am facing....More after the jump... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Jun 10, 2009 - 1 answer

Money down under!

Personal accounting help please? Australian with PAYG, Superannuation, and so on. [more inside]
posted by Basalisk on Apr 18, 2009 - 1 answer

Money for nothing.

Tax Filter: Do I need to report winnings from a contest? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Green Eyeshades Needed

I'm trying to set up Quickbooks and accounting was never my game... here's a type of transaction I find that I do alot and need to find out the right way to book it: If you pay a business expense with your personal credit card (say $100) Then you pay your personal credit card from your business account ($1000) would you [more inside]
posted by Barrows on Mar 22, 2009 - 5 answers

How can the Fed Destroy Money It Created?

[MonetaryPolicyFilter] In relation to the Fed's huge injection of money yesterday, please explain to me how, if at all, the Federal Reserve can destroy money on its balance sheet in a way that offsets the inflation that normally would result. [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Mar 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me find the right online personal accounting software

Which online personal financial software/web site offers 'old school' checkbook ledger-type functionality? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on Mar 14, 2009 - 4 answers

What kind of records do most sole proprietors, freelancers and consultants keep?

What sort of state of organization are the financial records of most sole proprietorships in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I get turbo tax for Mac OS if I have a windows subscription?

How do I get turbo tax for Mac OS if I have a windows subscription? [more inside]
posted by telsa on Feb 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Raw materials into scrap for later use in Quickbooks?

How do I transfer raw materials into scrap to use later in Quickbooks Premier 2009? [more inside]
posted by daniboi1977 on Feb 11, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I master my small business’ accounting and financials?

How do I master my small business’ accounting and financials? [more inside]
posted by battlecj on Dec 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Making Books Isn't Rocket Science, But It Might As Well Be For All I Know About Publishing Math

Publishing filter: Where are some good resources (books or online) to learn about book publishing math, both the way budgets are put together for individual books (and how those budgets actually shake out once a book is in stores) and how budgets work across a whole company? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 20, 2008 - 4 answers

I swear, I am not this stupid.

I'm in over my head, and I just need a system that will help me do some very, very simple accounting. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Nov 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Accenture v. Big 4 Accounting: Which job do I take?

What's working at Accenture like? [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Nov 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Sgould I become a limited company? (UK)

I've been a sole trader for 10 years, but calculators such as this suggest I could save maybe £2000 a year on tax by becoming a limited company. Have others found it worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by hatmandu on Oct 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Master's programs in accounting for non-accountants: Where?

I'm looking for a more complete list of Master's in Accounting or Master's in Professional Accounting programs designed for people with non-accounting bachelor's degrees. [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Sep 29, 2008 - 5 answers

What do accountants do after failing the CPA exam?

What do accountants who fail the CPA exam/fail to get CPA designation do for a living? How much do they get paid? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Aug 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Does a high GMAT score alone mean much?

Earlier this month I applied to the Master in Accountancy program at a state university. I have an excellent bachelor GPA, but it’s from a 3-year math/comp-sci program at a Canadian university. I have been taking intermediate accounting classes from a professional association, trying and failing to find a related job in the meantime. My work history is spotty at best. In short, I knew my chances weren’t good. … until I took the GMAT today and scored 780. What now? [more inside]
posted by fatehunter on Aug 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Is it worth pursuing accounting designation at 39?

Is it worth pursuing accounting designation at 39? I am about to immigrate into Canada and am considering CGA (Certified General Accountant) certification as a way to jumpstart my career there. However, I have doubts whether my age (39) is going to be an issue. [more inside]
posted by cst on Jul 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Do you capitalize the cost of software development?

Does your company capitalize the cost of software development? Why or why not? [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Jun 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Quick! I need a Quickbooks Wizard!

Feh. I'm straightening out the accounts of a not-for-profit as a volunteer and putting them onto Quickbooks. Before I got my hands on their books, someone paid the same bill twice. How do I enter two checks for one bill and still take the credit on a future bill? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on May 27, 2008 - 3 answers

SAS112 Risk Assessment help

My midsized arts organization needs to complete the new audit risk assessment form SAS112. Has anyone done this yet? We need to know if there is standard language, suggested scope, any tips for getting through it with no staff time to spare. Found some stuff on google, but I'm still at sea. I've only made it up to page 19 with about 15 hours put into it, so either I don't know what I'm doing or this is a mess o' hard.
posted by nax on May 21, 2008 - 1 answer

Accounting firm in need of client management software

Background - I work for a small accounting firm of six people right now. We have 1 cpa, 2 staff accountants (Im one, currently working on my CPA) and the rest is bookkeeping/admin staff. We just hired a new administrative assistant because of the growth we experienced this year and plan on hiring more CPAs in the future. With this growth comes the need to be more organized, no longer is it possible for my boss to keep track of where every project is, how far it is along and who it is assigned to it. So we need some sort of well known software. (Nothing terribly obscure please) [more inside]
posted by Tinen on May 19, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I report Section 1250 Related Party Capital Gains?

Accountant Filter: I'm a taxation student, working on a theoretical 1065 Return of Partnership Income (real tax return, theoretical situation). I've got a gain on the sale of a building that is a related-party transaction... [more inside]
posted by Incognita on Apr 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Free and Easy Open Source Accounting Software Recommendations?

Looking for your experiences with open-source accounting software. I am helping co-found a non-profit organization and need software that is free (if possible), easy to use for non-accountants, and preferably open-source. Someone recommended OSAS (Open Systems Accounting Software) and gnucash. Has anyone used these or any other programs they would recommend or not recommend?
posted by franklen on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

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