Setting Up a Job
If you want to use QuickBooks job costing, your first step is to set up a job. For example, if you’re a contractor, you can use QuickBooks to track the invoices and costs of the remodeling jobs you do. You just need to set up a job every time you get ready to bid on a project.
To set up a job, first set up a customer in the usual way. Then set up a job also in the usual way. In Chapter 3, I describe how you do all this, so I don’t repeat that information here. Just to save you time, however, all you need to do is choose Customers⇒Customer Center to display the Customer Center window, right-click the customer for whom you might do a job, and then choose Add Job from the Customer:Job pop-up menu. When QuickBooks displays the New Job window, describe the job by filling out the fields in the window that QuickBooks displays.