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QuickBooks 2008 Solutions Guide for Business Owners and Accountants contains a wealth of information useful to both the business owner and the accountant who services such businesses. To make finding the right information easier, the book is organized into chapters specific to each accounting module in QuickBooks. The author has worked many years with businesses that use QuickBooks to manage their financials and knows that every company has its own unique needs, yet all share one common goal-to more accurately track how the business is performing financially. The goal of this book is to provide easy-to-read and easy-to-follow QuickBooks "consulting" advice that business owners, bookkeepers, or accountants can use. After reading the chapters in this book, business owners and accountants will be able to efficiently troubleshoot a QuickBooks data file and make needed corrections, so they can accurately report how the business is performing financially. This book helps youo Get started with a QuickBooks data file and learn how to modify the file you already haveo Analyze your data and troubleshoot reportso Review and correct any data errors in your balance sheet accounts such as Banking, A/R, Undeposited Funds, Employee Advances, Inventory, A/P, Sales Tax, and Open Bal Equity Accounto Use the tools in QuickBooks to properly review your payroll data and avoid costly mistakeso Efficiently share your business data with your accountanto Make the most of the QuickBooks reporting tools Laura Madeira graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a major in accounting and is a certified trainer for Intuit's Certified Trainer Network. As a member of this select group, she provides training to accountants and consultants each fall when the new version of QuickBooks is released. She also is a guest instructor for Intuit at many trade shows throughout the year, and she writes published QuickBooks technical documentation and presentations for Intuit.Laura owns a software and accounting firm that has for more than 20 years helped a large variety of businesses manage their financials using Intuit's QuickBooks software (Intuit's Quicken in those early years). In fact, she has been training users on QuickBooks since the very first version was released many years ago. Category Business | FinanceCovers QuickBooks 2008User Level Intermediate-Advanced Front cover quote: "Laura Madeira has created an extremly valuable QuickBooks resource that belongs on every business and accountant's bookshelf"-Rich Walker, CPA, Intuit Accountant Relations
Laura Madeira is an accountant and Advanced QuickBooks Certified Trainer for the Intuit Accountant Training Network and Member of Intuit's Speaker's Bureau Network. Laura has been teaching companies how to use Intuit's products beginning with Quicken in 1985 and then advancing to QuickBooks since its very first version. Laura has instructed more than 10,000 individuals. She presents QuickBooks training to audiences that are comprised of accountants, consultants, and end users, representing Intuit as a select presenter for its yearly national multi-city Accountant Update Tour and QuickBooks Advanced Certification Training seminars. Additionally, Laura was a guest presenter at the 2006 ASBDC Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. Laura continues to be a guest speaker for Intuit at national CPA trade shows. Laura has been an advocate for the QuickBooks product line for more than 15 years and has been featured in several marketing articles on Intuit, QuickBooks, and in particular the QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor program. In addition to the numerous speaking engagements, Laura also served on the first two Intuit Customer Advisory Councils from 2002--2005. This gave Laura an opportunity to meet Intuit executives and help influence changes in Intuit's relationship with accountants. Laura also is a skilled technical writer and has provided Intuit with technical training and public presentation materials over the years. Her "QuickBooks at Year-End" document has been distributed by Intuit at several national events and is one of Intuit's most requested training and presentation documents. Laura is the owner of a software consulting firm located in the greater Dallas, Texas, area. Laura resides with her husband and two teenage sons outside Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University, May 2003, with her bachelor of science, majoring in Accounting. Her hobbies include photography, art (watercolor), scrapbook making, and training two Cocker Spaniel dogs.