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QuickBooks Desktop Solutions Specific To Construction Business

Posted by Randal DeHart on Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Each contractor type has unique construction accounting needs which means if the QuickBooks process is custom-fitted to the needs of each construction company, it is a beautiful thing.
We have listened as our contractor clients have described to fellow contractors how "fast and easy QuickBooks is and what wonderful reports it generates" while the other contractor will describe in no uncertain terms what a piece of junk it is. The difference is in the QuickBooks set up. Two woodsmen will cut and stack vastly different piles of firewood in a day if one uses a chainsaw as it was intended and the other uses it as a cross-cut saw. Same tool, different result!

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Considering you got into the construction business because of your skills, Production is natural for you. If you do it slightly better than your competition, with proper Marketing and Accounting, you can make a lot of money. This is where we come in and help you succeed. Every construction company has common issues. To customize our service to your needs, we use a range of tools and offer a variety of QuickBooks Desktop solutions for your business:

Strategic Outsourced Bookkeeping Services

Most successful companies and wealthy people understand the value of their time and effort. Since your production capabilities are limited to 24 hours a day, you're better off investing your energy developing and updating your Business Plan

Having owned and operated several construction businesses over the past 30+ years, we understand your industry and best practices when it comes to contractors bookkeeping, construction accounting, and running a profitable construction business.  

One key to success is delegating stuff you don't like doing because you aren't doing it right anyway. Done by a QuickBooks expert in construction accounting to work specifically for your contractor company on whatever year and version of QuickBooks Desktop you own. We have set up QuickBooks since it first arrived in the early 1990s in DOS and have developed several templates to address different types of contractors needs from mobile service and repair firms like plumbing - electrical - HVAC, residential remodel companies, commercial tenant improvement firms, land developers, spec home builders, excavation contractors and more.

QuickBooks Set Up And Cost Codes Templates

Have you had it trying to get QuickBooks to come up with Sales Tax Reports, Profit and Loss Reports, Job Costing Reports that make sense? Our QuickBooks Set Up Desktop Templates was handcrafted by a team of highly qualified Contractors, Construction Accountants, and Project Management Professionals for construction business owners like you who are using QuickBooks Desktop software. It's fast and easy to install, and your purchase comes with access to video instruction on how to set it up quickly (professional Installation is also available). 

Construction Accounting Academy

We have recently launched our online learning platform for construction business owners, spouses, bookkeepers, accountants, industry professionals, and administrators. Through the self-paced courses taught by yours truly, Randal DeHart, you can focus your time and effort in gaining knowledge and understanding of construction accounting concepts particular to your needs. Each course was designed for QuickBooks Desktop users from all levels - Beginner to Experienced. Our goal is to provide the student with suitable and useful information to build a construction accounting system specific to your type of construction business and company role.

Although not exclusive to QuickBooks Desktop users, we also offer:

Consultation And Training

Our stand-alone consulting and training services are available as short as 15 minutes to 20 hours of consultation (you can schedule it in 1, 2, or 4-hour blocks spread out on different days). Focus on you and your needs and everything about you and your company and anything else you want to discuss. Everything in this meeting is all about you; because sometimes all a contractor needs is someone to listen. It is essential you work with someone who has been where you are now so together you can identify and remove the obstacles that keep you from achieving success.

In conclusion

Most business owners struggle to make ends meet trying to control everything and do everything. Because they believe "If you want something done right...you have to do it yourself." The best method depends on your business focus. You can focus on making money or saving money. If making money is your focus, then do what you do best and outsource the rest. Hiring someone to do a ONE-TIME-EVENT such as setting up QuickBooks makes sense because it will free up your time to focus on the 80/20 rule to set your business up to be successful.

We are here to help you achieve your definition of success whether you would like to outsource your bookkeeping to us, buy and use our templates, or learn to do it on your own. You can be right or rich - pick one! Outsource and delegate or do it all yourself.

About The Author:

QuickBooks-Trainer-Randal-DeHart-PMP-QPA-Fast-Easy-AccountingRandal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, and QuickBooks For Contractors Expert. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and Construction Accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/randal-dehart/ to learn more.

Our Co-Founder Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Check out our Contractor Success Map Podcast on iTunes. 



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