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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Accounting by Lita Epstein, Shellie L. Moore

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Setting Up the Application

After you decide on the program you want to use, you’ll find each program has a tutorial to help you get started using data from a sample company. Setup is similar for both QuickBooks and Peachtree Accounting, but follow the program’s setup process because terminology may be slightly different. Get used to the features by working through the tutorial offered by the software before you try to set up your own company’s books.
If you are converting from a manual to computerized system, you already have a chart of accounts and general ledger in place. If you are starting from scratch, you need to develop these two things before trying to set up your company. Although the software has many different charts of accounts ...

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