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QuickBooks is an extremely powerful product with features and capabilities of which many users are either not aware or do not know how to utilize effectively. This course helps you get more out of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online and to resolve the issues with which even experienced QuickBooks users often struggle, such as locking down prior periods. This program starts out fast with a chapter covering the top issues accountants face with QuickBooks. The day continues with practical guidance and solutions designed to help accountants get the most out of QuickBooks for themselves and/or their clients. You will learn about issues, such as setting up a new company, configuring and customizing QuickBooks preferences, and enabling system security and password protection features. In addition, you will learn how to lock down transactions in prior periods, the audit trail, customizing reports, exporting reports to Excel, and extending QuickBooks' usefulness with tools such as the Fixed Asset Manager and Loan Manager.
Despite the product's user-friendly design, the most common QuickBooks problems involve recording transactions incorrectly. To prevent these and other problems, adequate training is necessary. Help your company or client put the power of QuickBooks to work, the right way. Register for this professional educational seminar today!
Accounting and financial professionals who use or support clients who use QuickBooks
- Identify appropriate responses to common QuickBooks user issues, such as closing accounting periods, eliminating payables and receivables from cash-basis financial statements, purging old transactions from QuickBooks, voiding checks in prior periods, viewing underlying debit and credit entries, and recommended end-of-period procedures
- List new features added to recent versions of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online and apply these features; additionally, differentiate between the different products in the QuickBooks family
- Define appropriate procedures for setting up client data files in QuickBooks including converting data from other accounting applications, creating data files, using templates, entering beginning balances, establishing user access and security rights and privileges, and establishing preferences
- Work with various QuickBooks Lists, including entering and editing list data, techniques for managing lists, and importing and exporting list data
- Identify techniques for creating reports and analyzing data in QuickBooks, including creating and customizing Reports, and exporting reports to Excel
- Utilize QuickBooks tools to enhance management control, including budgeting and forecasting, depreciating fixed assets, and tracking loans and notes payable
- Identify situations where QuickBooks Online may be an appropriate solution for a business currently using or considering using QuickBooks
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Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, is a certified public accountant, the senior technology strategist and principal of Yossio, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, and a licensed pyrotechnician. While his interests and skills are varied, they all share a common thread—his love for and skill in finding technology-based solutions.
At age 10, Stephen began working with technology; he started his first IT company at just 13, which focused on designing web applications for local businesses. At 15, he began writing original computer code and has been designing and implementing technological solutions continuously since then.
Stephen is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, with degrees in Accountancy and International Business. While at Loyola, he served the campus as student body president and as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. He has a Master's of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems.
In 2009, Stephen formed Yossio, a company focused on helping organizations develop technology strategies to streamline their business operations. He specializes in taking on high-difficulty, mission-critical organizational issues that require technological expertise and an ability to find solutions to problems that no one else can answer. With all of his clients, he emphasizes the need to embrace technology at every opportunity and utilize the latest technological trends and breakthroughs in order to gain a competitive advantage while increasing efficiency and productivity.
Prior to starting Yossio, Stephen worked as an accountant in his family's practice, Yoss & Allen. At Yoss & Allen, he completely redesigned the firm's technology practices and instituted a technological infrastructure to streamline the firm's practices and allow them strategic flexibility. Many of the technologies, strategies, and concepts that Stephen uses himself (and consults companies on how to use) were designed, perfected, and implemented to help his family's business and their clients. In addition to his time with Yoss & Allen, Stephen worked in New Zealand as a management accountant.
Since 2009, Stephen has also been teaching continuing professional education, providing written, webcast, in-house, and live instruction. He has presented to thousands of practitioners worldwide on topics such as cloud computing, mobile technology, Excel tips and best practices, data modeling and analysis, big data, information security, identity theft prevention, and more.
Stephen is also a professionally licensed pyrotechnician and works on major fireworks displays throughout the nation for Pyro Spectaculars, North America's largest full-service fireworks display production company. He's proud to have helped produce incredible displays, including the Macy's July 4th Spectacular in New York City, the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, KGB Skyshow in San Diego, and many more.
Whether it's teaching in the classroom, consulting clients in a boardroom, or shooting a fireworks display, Stephen brings passion, hard work, value—and above all else—technological expertise to each of his clients. With an open, honest approach, he creates a unique strategy for each client specifically designed to benefit their needs and streamline their operations in order to create efficiency and maximize their financial potential.
Stephen calls Claremont, CA, home; when he's not at the desk, in a boardroom, at the podium, or producing a fireworks display, he spends as much time as he can pursuing his other passions. He is an avid music lover and attends multiple festivals each year. At the Burning Man, Stephen helps setup and produce pyrotechnic displays for the city. In Claremont, he regularly volunteers his time to perform various community services. He's also an avid outdoorsman and regularly carves out time to scuba dive, camp, hike, and photograph both close to home with family and friends and on his many travels.