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Accounting/bookkeeping question

With the help of an accountant, I'm trying to teach myself bookkeeping for our small business. Our business is set up so that we collect *x-amount* when a client reserves our services, then *x-amount* six months before we provide the service, then finally, *x-amount* 30 days before we provide the service. Our accountant is advising us to accept these amounts as prepayments and not generate an invoice until we've received final payment. Basically, even though this money is going into our bank account, it's not showing as income on our income statement until we've received final payment/generated the invoice. Is this the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by okay-quiet-time on Oct 20, 2013 - 10 answers

Learning Basic Accounting from Home

I'm looking for inexpensive or free resources for learning basic small business accounting from home. [more inside]
posted by moira on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Invoicing & accounting software / methods for freelance & small biz

I'm currently looking at adopting Freshbooks or Kashoo, and would be interested in experiences with either, or other recommendations. Context: I'm a few years into freelancing (across a few different industries) and I'm working on improving my accounting, with the goals of easier tax time, smoother day-to-day operations, and better information about cashflow and budgeting. Right now I use Toggl for time tracking, and Mint for expense tracking and budgeting; I like Toggl but I'm not married to it, and Mint is starting to drive me absolutely nuts. I do invoicing and bookkeeping manually. Also welcome would be general tips on bookkeeping and accounting for small businesses / freelancers. I'm on a Mac, in Canada.
posted by sixswitch on Apr 1, 2013 - 2 answers

What's it like to be a bookkeeper, and how do I get there from here?

I have a BSc in physics and an environmental diploma, neither of which are getting me any work. I've been doing office temp work for a couple of years now - mostly admin with a bit of reception. I enjoy admin work but I'd rather get away from the customer/client-facing stuff. I have pretty strong math and computer skills (via physics), I enjoy some things people often find boring (e.g. filing, messing around with Excel), and I'm comfortable sitting in front of a computer all day. Do you think I would like bookkeeping? What's it actually like to be a bookkeeper? What do you do in the run of a day? [more inside]
posted by fullerenedream on Mar 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Bookkeeping business--can I make a living?

Accounting degree, experienced bookkeeper working for other folks, already know Quickbooks, etc. A small amount of capital ($5-6k) and a current part-time job that pays just enough to cover my expenses, but it's only going to last another year or so. I could go get another bookkeeping job, but I'm sick of making next to nothing and having next to no control over my work. How can I make myself viable as a business? [more inside]
posted by Ex-Wastrel on Feb 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Need online bookkeeping website

I need a free online bookkeeping / accounting website, can anyone suggest one for a small business? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Apr 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Do I want to keep the books?

Bookkeeping: is it a decent gig? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Apr 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Using gnucash to track a couples' joint account?

How should we set up gnucash to track a couple's cash flow and joint account? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Feb 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Bookkeeping sucks.

Mac small business accounting software for Australia. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Aug 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Nolo:Legal :: ???:Bookkeeping/Accounting

Nolo is a great source for books when one is looking to deal with the legal aspects of running a small or medium business. Is there a publisher that specializes in accounting / bookkeeping / finances books?
posted by mmdei on May 11, 2011 - 1 answer

Simple small biz bookkeeping software for a Mac?

I need simple bookkeeping software for the Mac, and in a hurry. [more inside]
posted by kmel on Apr 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Bean counting for profit and not much else

Bookkeeping for dummies? [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jan 3, 2011 - 3 answers

What are the best ways to find opportunities for freelance bookkeeping and accounting work?

For my wife: What are the best ways to find opportunities for freelance bookkeeping and accounting work? [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Nov 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Self improvment through bookkeeping

Any suggestions for a "proper" bookkeeping app for personal finances? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Nov 9, 2010 - 8 answers

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

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

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

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

Executive Director + Bookkeeping = Conflict of Interest?

Should the Executive Director of a non-profit organization also be doing its bookkeeping? [more inside]
posted by jildelicious on Jan 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me find my first bookkeeping job in Edinburgh!

Help me get a job in bookkeeping in Edinburgh, UK! [more inside]
posted by pyotrstolypin on Sep 16, 2008 - 3 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

What is bookkeeping and how can I learn it?

What is bookkeeping as it relates to office/secretarial work, and how can I learn more about it? [more inside]
posted by DMan on May 20, 2008 - 5 answers

What's the perfect app to track expenses?

Is there an expense reporting app that's flexible, handy, and will help me finish next year's taxes quickly and easily? I know about excel, quicken, and various financial transaction apps, but what if I drive 100 miles to a tech conference and want to note my mileage? And what if I'm out entertaining clients and I want to pop onto my iPhone to note the total bill for the evening (before I forget the next day to open excel). Are there any web-based flexible apps for doing all the expense reporting you might need for a small business' bookkeeping needs?
posted by mathowie on Jan 31, 2008 - 7 answers

I'm walking out to be a bookkeeper. Or am I?

You know all the boring, tedious stuff that you have to do to keep your business running? The stuff that you think is a waste of your creative genius time that you'd like to just pay somebody else to do? The bookkeeping, invoicing, budgeting ... everything having to do with spreadsheets, numbers, QuickBooks and filing cabinets? Well, what careers might that describe? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on Dec 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Is it okay to quit keeping track of my finances?

Should I bother keeping track of my money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Bookkeeping rates?

What should my wife charge for bookkeeping services? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

How can I get this interview?

Specific questions about work at a library... [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on Dec 21, 2006 - 7 answers

Home-based bean counting for maximum profit.

Jaded cubicle monkey seeks internet advice on self-employment in bookkeeping. Can I make a living as a low-end bean counter at home? [more inside]
posted by Potloaf on Nov 3, 2006 - 4 answers

COURTESY PAY FEE: $25

What are your strategies for avoiding overdraft fees? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Apr 12, 2006 - 33 answers

Best program or website for simple small business bookkeeping

Best ideas for small business bookkeepingI run a home business where I usually have one part time employee, and sometimes a second. I need to do something better than I’m doing on bookkeeping. Quickbooks Pro seems a bit of overkill, in that I don’t do invoices, or many of the other things it purports to do. And I’ve never even used plain Quickbooks. I need some advice on the best, simplest bookkeeping system that would really do only a few things – (1) allow me to put in the rates, hours, etc. of my employees and translate this into my I.R.S. quarterly reports, etc., (2) Work with my business charge card account on line to categorize charges for Schedule C purposes, (3) Do the same with my business checking account. I have Mac OS X. I’d appreciate any thoughts on what program or online service I should use to get this done. Thanks
posted by rabbus on Oct 22, 2005 - 5 answers

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