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Quick Books® 2010 All-in-One For Dummies® by Stephen L. Nelson

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Chapter 4. Managing Cash and Bank Accounts

In This Chapter

  • Writing checks

  • Making deposits

  • Transferring money

  • Working with the register

  • Reconciling accounts

  • Reviewing the other banking tools

QuickBooks provides several tools that make working with your bank accounts easier. For example, QuickBooks gives you a special window for recording the checks you've written. QuickBooks also lets you easily record deposits into accounts. Additionally, QuickBooks includes tools for easily recording transfers between accounts, for reconciling bank accounts, and for performing online banking transactions. This chapter talks about all these features.

Tip

If you've used QuickBooks' little brother product, Quicken, much of the information that you see here will be familiar. The QuickBooks banking tools look like the popular Quicken checkbook program. (This is good news for the ten million or so Quicken users.)

Writing Checks

Obviously, any business writes checks — to pay bills and to pay employees. QuickBooks includes a command and a window specifically for the purpose of recording and possibly printing checks.

Recording and printing a check

To record or print checks, choose the Banking

Recording and printing a check
The Write Checks window.

Figure 4.1. The Write Checks window.

  1. Use the Bank Account drop-down list to select the correct account on which to write a check.

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