Suppress Account Numbers on Reports Benefits of Account Numbers: 1. Dictate Order within Type (i.e. Accum. Depr.) 2. Faster Data Entry Issue: Many CPAs don’t want account numbers in Reports (You Can Hide them as Admin and in Single User Mode) Better Solution: 1. Edit Account Descriptions 2. Show reports based on Description only Descriptions can differ from accounts (AR vs. Trade Receivables)
4 Steps to Prevent Prior Period Changes 1. Set up user names and passwords so users can’t log in as administrator. 2. Edit user preferences to prohibit bypassing the closing date. 3. Establish a closing date and move it forward each month after review and adjustments. 4. Set a closing date password.
CTRL + 1 Product Information 1. Print Screen, Paste and it to yourself. 2. QuickBooks Edition 3. License Number 4. Product Number 5. File Size 200 to 500 MB – QuickBooks Pro or Premier 1 GB – QuickBooks Enterprise 6. List Size Limits 28,000 Items 14,000 Customers, Vendors, Employees and other names 7. File location
Export Lists to Excel – Edit – Import Lists from Excel Sometimes you need to make massive editing changes to QuickBooks, and it is easier to make these changes in Excel. For example: 1. Inventory Prices 2. Account Descriptions 3. Inventory Descriptions 4. Customer Addresses 5. Etc.
Turn on Auto Filter When Exporting to Excel Benefit: Drop down boxes will then allow you to filter a multitude of ways
Pivot QuickBooks Data in Excel Problem: QuickBooks data is not ready for pivoting Solution: 1.Export Transaction Detail by Account Report to Excel without blank columns 2.Format Columns A & B to “General” 3.Insert formulas in Column A to Tag Label and Non-Label Cells in Column B. ie: In cell A2: =IF(B2=$A$1,2,1) 4.Copy column A and paste values to convert the formulas to text 5.In cell B3 insert formula referencing cell above. ie: =B2 6.Copy formula in cell B3 7.Highlight cells B2 thru the end of data in column B 8.Press the F5 (GoTo) key 9.Choose Special, and check “Blanks”, and select OK 10.Paste – This action will insert account names next to each transaction 11.Copy column B and paste values to convert the formulas to text 12.Insert column headings in A & B – Your data is now ready to pivot