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QuickBooks 2013 For Dummies by Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA

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Chapter 16

Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking

In This Chapter

arrow Turning on job costing and setting up jobs

arrow Creating estimates and estimate-based invoices

arrow Charging for time and out-of-pocket expenses

arrow Comparing budgeted, estimated, and actual job information

QuickBooks Pro, Quick Books Premier, and QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions have a feature that’s very interesting for businesspeople — such as contractors, consultants, engineers, and architects — who do jobs or projects for their customers. These flavors of QuickBooks have the capability to do simple project or job costing. This capability means that your business can create project or job estimates, track costs by project or job, and bill invoices by project or job.

In this short chapter, I describe the QuickBooks job costing feature.

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