QuickBooks Set Up For Custom Home Builders

QuickBooks Setup - By a QuickBooks expert in construction accounting to work specifically for custom home builders on whatever year and version of QuickBooks you own because we have worked with QuickBooks since it first arrived in the early 1990's in DOS.

Which QuickBooks Edition - Is right for you? It depends on your annual sales volume and what QuickBooks Reports you want to have.

QuickBooks Pro - Works well for custom home builders with less than five homes per year because your QuickBooks Reporting needs are not great.

QuickBooks Premier Contractor - Is what we recommend for custom home builders with more than five homes per year currently or projected in the next 12 months. The difference in cost is very small compared to the potential value.

The Most Important - Part of QuickBooks Setup for contractors is having a QuickBooks expert with a deep background in construction accounting who understands what your particular construction company needs. Among other things you need a fast and easy way to monitor the financial health of your construction company. QuickBooks Premier Contractors Edition provides a running scorecard of Key Performance Reports and when used with Business Process Management Tools like what 10 minutes of waste costs their company.


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Here Are Some Things To Consider:

  1. You use QuickBooks to track all the costs and generate Complex Bank Draws, Pay Applications With Change Order Tracking Item Estimates vs. Actuals, Job Profitability Summary and Job Profitability Detail Reports to monitor progress

  2. Your Chart of Accounts may; be focused on adding the cost of construction to a variety of Asset Accounts and then using Work-In-Process transactions to transfer the finished and sold home to Goods Sold Accounts (COGS) to allocate project costs. This key difference is what makes custom home building bookkeeping unique and we know what to do to make everything work for you in QuickBooks.

  3. Your QuickBooks expert can setup the Five Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to monitor the financial health of the business

  4. Your QuickBooks setup will need 1,000 to 5,000 Items setup to track all the costs of the construction process from beginning to end in order to get the reports you need

  5. QuickBooks Setup for a custom home builder requires a mix of Direct, Indirect, COGS and only a few WIP accounts

  6. You need a simple way to track and get paid for retention

  7. The day to day input is also the second most difficult and to be done properly requires accounting staff with specialized training in construction accounting

  8. Our experience has been that custom home builders in general have special risks associated with economic conditions and are sensitive to the ups and downs of the new construction market which means it is extremely important to have a solid accounting system you can rely on.

  9. In order for you to reach their full potential of your business you will need an overall strategy including a Business Plan for Contractors

  10. And of course Cheap Bookkeeping is the one area where short term savings is overwhelmed by making bad decisions based upon inaccurate QuickBooks reports

  11. If you keep some of your homes for inventory, buy and sell flipper houses or if you buy and hold rental property our QuickBooks setup will accommodate all of it fast and easy

Having Used - A number of accounting programs over the years we believe when your QuickBooks setup is done correctly by a QuickBooks expert in construction accounting is the best, hands down, no contest!  For custom home builders the tiny amount of money difference between QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier Contractor Edition is worth the investment for the additional a Contractor Reports alone. Upgrading every year is a “no brainer” because of all the new features and if a contractor’s construction accounting staff only saves only 10 minutes a day the savings will more than pay for the program.

Our Mission - Is to “Help Contractors Achieve Their Definition Of Success”.

We Contract - With An Intuit Authorized Commercial Host company that allows you, your staff and us to access your QuickBooks Desktop Version Online all at the same time.


When You Become A Client - Then we can tap into our resources of knowledge and strategy banks. We use the reports hidden in your QuickBooks in order to diagnose and understand your construction business and develop plans and help you implement a path to success for you and you alone because every contractor has unique Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (S.W.O.T. Analysis) that when understood can lead to a Strategic Roadmap which cannot help but make a lot of money.




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About The Author:

Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA The Construction Accountant Randal 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, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist and Bill.Com Certified Guru. 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 Xero 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. Follow Randal on Google+