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QuickBooks Desktop 2018

QuickBooks Desktop 2018

A Complete Course
17th Edition

Janet Horne

Aug 2018, Hardback, 784 pages
ISBN13: 9780134743813
ISBN10: 0134743814
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For one-semester courses in microcomputer accounting.


A real-world experience with extensive hands-on material

Designed for students familiar with the essentials of the accounting cycle and how it relates to business, QuickBooks® Desktop 2018: A Complete Course is a comprehensive instructional must have learning resource. The 17th Edition provides training using the QuickBooks Premier Accountant 2018 accounting program. This text covers using QuickBooks in a service business, a merchandising business, a sole proprietorship, and a partnership. Preparing payroll and creating a new company are also included.


No prior knowledge of, or experience with computers, Microsoft® Windows®, or QuickBooks® is required.

1. Introduction to QuickBooks 2018 and Company Files

2. Sales and Receivables: Service Business

3. Payables and Purchases: Service Business

4. General Accounting and End-of- Period Procedures: Service Business


SECTION I: PRACTICE SET, SERVICE BUSINESS: YOUR NAME AT YOUR SERVICE

5. Sales and Receivables: Merchandising Business

6. Payables and Purchases: Merchandising Business

7. General Accounting and End-of-Period Procedures: Merchandising Business


SECTION II: PRACTICE SET, MERCHANDISING BUSINESS: YOUR NAME’S ULTIMATE GOLF

8. Payroll

9. Creating a Company in QuickBooks


Comprehensive Practice Set: Your Name’s Capitol Books

Appendix A: QuickBooks Program Integration

Appendix B: QuickBooks Features

Appendix C: QuickBooks Online Features


Improved features and functionality help students better understand accounting concepts

New - Additions and enhancements to the text include:

  • Instructions for downloading QuickBooks® Desktop 2018 from Intuit's website
  • Educational Trial Version of the program
  • Use of complex passwords to protect data
  • Use Enhanced Search features including:
    • Smart Search
    • Amount Range Search
    • Search by Customer and Vendor Type
    • Search in Chart of Accounts
  • Add additional information to Employees including:
    • Marital Status
    • US Citizen
    • Ethnicity
    • Disability
  • Password Vault
  • Use of more secure Webmail and e-invoicing

Real-world experience as students learn to apply accounting concepts in the text and online software

  • Step-by-step tutorial-style training helps students develop confidence in recording business transactions for service and inventory businesses -- from simple to complex -- that simulate real-world occurrences.
  • The Intuit’s Test Drive Company helps students drill, practice, and explore transaction analysis and entry.
  • Extensive assignment material is available to instructors to test students’ knowledge.
  • QuickBooks® screenshots, completed transactions, and reports help students visually conceptualize accounting concepts.

An innovative approach for learning how to use QuickBooks® Online Plus to run a business

  • After thorough instruction and usage of QuickBooks Online Plus within the text, students should be able to transition from training to using the program in an actual business.
  • Throughout the text, the emphasis has been placed on the use of QuickBooks Online Plus’ innovative approach to recording accounting transactions based on a business form rather than using the traditional journal format. This approach has been correlated to traditional accounting through adjusting entries, end-of-period procedures, and use of the behind-the-scenes journal.
  • QuickBooks® Desktop 2018: A Complete Course lets students download the software and use it at their convenience.

Janet Horne received her master of science in business administration and bachelor of science in business education from California State University, Long Beach and has spent her educational career teaching business and computer applications courses. The majority of her teaching career has been at Los Angeles Pierce College. Where, in addition to being a full-time professor, she was the Computer Applications and Office Technologies Department Chairperson, served on many committees, and developed new programs. Horne has been a presenter at many educational meetings and seminars and has been involved with a variety of professional organizations.

Horne’s quest to find a textbook to use in teaching QuickBooks® led her to write one of the first texts for QuickBooks. As technologies change, it is important to work within the new technological environments. Other textbooks by Horne include several editions of QuickBooks: A Complete Course (uses QuickBooks Desktop Accountant software), QuickBooks Pro: Simplified, QuickBooks Pro: An Introduction, Peachtree Complete Accounting, Getting Started with QuickBooks Pro, and Computerized Accounting with CA-Simply Accounting. Horne is also the author of Runners Corporation and A-1 Photography accounting practice sets.