Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks 2020 (Desktop)

by Williams

ISBN: 978-1-61853-364-7 | Copyright 2021


Welcome to Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks 2020 !

This book was written to give students an introduction to QuickBooks that focuses not only on the software mechanics, but also on the basic accounting concepts that underlie all accounting systems.

This book is not meant to be a user manual. It is meant to teach students how they can work with a computerized accounting system. The intention is that students will come away from this book with a knowledge of the principles of accounting, not data-entry skills, needed to be successful in business.


Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks 2020 is intended for use in undergraduate accounting programs, although it could be used in business or computer information programs as well. It is expected that students taking this course have already successfully completed a course in financial accounting and have a firm understanding of the principles as well as the mechanics of accounting.


Each new copy of this book includes access to a 5-month trial of the QuickBooks 2020 Premier software. Students should refer to the insert at the front of the book, which contains instructions for registering with Intuit and accessing the complimentary software. 

Outstanding Features of This Book


The is designed in such a way that the accounting concepts, as well as the software mechanics, get more complex with each section. Other books focus primarily on software data entry. This book allows the students to see why events are recorded the way they are in a computerized accounting system while refreshing students' knowledge of accounting concepts and reinforcing the accounting and journal entries behind transactions.

Furthermore, rather than treating all company types in one chapter (as most computerized accounting books do), service, merchandising, and project-based companies are broken out separately. This approach helps students learn how the software applications would be implemented in a business environment, so they can practice computerized accounting as they would in the real world.

Clear Writing

The author's focus on clarity and readability is a cornerstone of the text, and review feedback has been overwhelmingly positive about the quality of the writing and student comprehension. The book is written clearly to aid student understanding of difficult concepts. Clear explanations of why certain procedures are used in QuickBooks are supported by relevant examples and relatable end-of-chapter assignments, serving to bridge the gap between computerized accounting concepts and real-world application.

Real-World Scenarios

Most computerized accounting textbooks on the market approach the teaching of QuickBooks in a prescriptive manner, going through the procedures of the software while overlooking how an accountant would actually utilize the software in the real world. Williams's Computerized Accounting takes a practical approach and shows the student how the software is used in a business environment. In addition to the standard financial reports, students are exposed to job (project) costing, segment, and variance reports.

Unique Pedagogy

The book's four-color format facilitates student understanding and draws attention to the key concepts and pedagogy. Ample screenshots  provide students realistic snapshots of what they will see when working in the software. A host of pedagogical elements serve as helpful illustrations, providing additional context and further concept reinforcement.

Practice Exercises

Practice exercises are included at the end of every section in the first ten chapters. The exercises provide students an immediate opportunity to practice the material they just learned and prepare them for completing the chapter assignments. The exercises use a fictional but realistic company that provides accounting services to small business clients.

The Practice Exercises can be done in class, with the instructor, as part of the lecture component of the course or can be done by the students, on their own, as part of the lab component of the course. Check figures are included with the exercises to reassure students that they are recording the transactions accurately.

End-of-Chapter Material

End-of-chapter assignment material includes:

  • Chapter shortcuts
  • Chapter review with matching section of terms to definitions and multiple choice questions that are a combination of accounting concepts and QuickBooks application questions.
  • End-of-chapter assignments featuring realistic companies. Two sets of assignments are included per chapter, allowing the instructor the ability to change the material assigned to various course sections.

The assignments include check numbers for students. This allows them to focus on the process and reduces student frustration.


There are a number of additional topics that are helpful to students as they master QuickBooks are included as end-of-chapter and end-of-book appendices.  Instructors may wish to cover these topics in class or have students go over on their own time. End-of-chapter appendices on special topics include:

Students often have a difficult time seeing any similarities between computerized ac- counting  systems and the more manual systems they saw in their  introductory financial accounting classes (the journal entries, T-accounts, and general ledgers). To help students connect the two, Appendix A (Is Computerized Accounting Really the Same as Manual Accounting?)  is an accounting  refresher  that  compares  manual  and computerized accounting  and provides examples of how journal entries, journals, T-accounts, and trial balances show up in QuickBooks. It also covers cash versus accrual accounting. Other  end- of-book appendices review accounting principles and mechanics, including:


The  book has been reviewed by Certiport and maps to the 10 domains that comprise the exam objectives for the QuickBooks Certified  User Exam.

What Is the QuickBooks Certified User Exam?

The  Intuit®  QuickBooks Certification exam is an online exam that is proctored at Certiport Authorized Testing Centers. The certification program validates QuickBooks accounting skills while providing  students  with credentials  that demonstrate real-world abilities to prospective employers.  Once  passed, test takers receive an official digital certificate representing their skills in QuickBooks.

The  author  has prepared  a map correlating  the chapter  content  to the Certiport domains found on the book’s website. The  map helps students  focus their  review for the QuickBooks User Certification exam so they can streamline their exam preparation.


  • Section One - Introduction
    •  The first chapter introduces students to the basic structure of QuickBooks 2020.
      • File types
      • Lists
      • Navigational tools
      • Preferences
  • Section Two - Service Companies
    • The next three chapters (Chapters 2, 3, and 4) cover the sales, purchase, and end-of-month cycles in a service company.
    • Students are introduced to accounting for basic accounting transactions in a computerized environment.
      • Sales on account and cash sales
      • Purchases on account and cash purchases
      • Customer collections and vendor payments
      • Bank reconciliations
      • Standard end-of-month adjusting entries
      • Financial statement reporting
  • Section Three -Merchandising Companies
    • The section introduction includes a description of internal controls in QuickBooks.
    • Chapters 5, 6, and 7 cover the sales, purchase, and end-of-month cycles in a merchandising company.
    • Students are introduced to accounting for more complex transactions in a computerized environment.
      • Purchase and sale of inventory
      • Sales tax
      • Sales and purchase discounts
      • Inventory tracking, adjustment, and valuation
      • Sales of equipment
      • Bad debts and bounced checks
  • Section Four Payroll, Project Costing, and Billing for Time
    • Chapter 8 covers basic payroll functions that would be used in all types of companies (service, merchandising, and manufacturing).
      • Compensation (salaried and hourly)
      • Paycheck creation
      • Payroll taxes (withholding and remittance)
    • Chapter 9 covers job costing and billing for time.
      • Tracking time
      • Billing for time and expense
      • Tracking and reporting profitability by project
  • Section Five - Beyond the Basics
    • Chapter 10 covers budgeting and segment reporting.
      • Creating budgets
      • Budget variance reports
      • Use class tracking to report on business segments
    • Chapter 11 covers a number of special tools in QuickBooks.
      • Memorizing reports and transactions
      • Customization of forms
      • Custom reporting
      • Exporting reports to Excel
      • Creating reversing entries
    • Chapter 12 covers the initial setup of companies in QuickBooks and the conversion of existing companies to QuickBooks.
    • Chapter 13 provides an overview of QuickBooks Online.

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About the Author (pg. iii)
Preface (pg. iv)
Brief Table of Contents (pg. xiv)
Contents (pg. xv)
Section One Introduction (pg. 1)
What Is “Computerized Accounting”? (pg. 1)
Section Overview (pg. 2)
Chapter 1 Introduction to QuickBooks Premier (pg. 3)
QuickBooks Accountant (pg. 4)
Before We Go Any Further (pg. 5)
Installing And Updating Quickbooks Premier (pg. 5)
Updating the Program (pg. 6)
Practice (pg. 8)
Working With Company Files (pg. 8)
Creating and Opening Working Files (pg. 9)
Backing Up Files (pg. 12)
Restoring Backup Files to an Existing Working File (pg. 15)
Practice Exercise 1.1 (pg. 17)
Moving Around in QuickBooks Premier (pg. 18)
Accessing Tools (pg. 18)
Finding Transactions (pg. 22)
Open Windows (pg. 23)
Practice Exercise 1.2 (pg. 24)
QuickBooks Accountant Organization (pg. 24)
The Importance of “Lists” (pg. 24)
Chart of Accounts (pg. 24)
Adding, Editing, or Deleting Accounts (pg. 25)
Practice Exercise 1.3 (pg. 30)
Other Lists in Quickbooks (pg. 31)
Editing an Item (pg. 31)
Practice Exercise 1.4 (pg. 33)
Behind the Scenes with Transaction Types (pg. 33)
Reporting (pg. 35)
Report Modification (pg. 35)
Practice Exercise 1.5 (pg. 38)
Customizing Quickbooks Premier (pg. 39)
Editing Preferences (pg. 40)
Customizing the Look of Quickbooks (pg. 41)
Customizing the Icon Bar (My Shortcuts Tab) (pg. 42)
Practice Exercise 1.6 (pg. 43)
A Few General Guidelines (pg. 43)
Messages (pg. 43)
When You Make Mistakes (pg. 44)
Suggestions for Finding Mistakes (pg. 44)
When You’re Done For The Day (pg. 45)
Practice Exercise 1.7 (pg. 45)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 46)
Chapter Review (Answers available on the publisher’s website.) (pg. 47)
Assignments (pg. 48)
Appendix 1A Multi-User Mode (pg. 55)
Initial Configuration (pg. 56)
Working In Multi-User Mode (pg. 57)
Appendix 1B Changing Password Management Settings (pg. 58)
Section Two Service Companies (pg. 61)
Section Overview (pg. 61)
Chapter 2 Selling Services (Service Company) (pg. 63)
What Is The Sales Cycle In A Service Company? (pg. 64)
Managing Customers (pg. 64)
Adding a Customer (pg. 65)
Editing a Customer Record (pg. 67)
Practice Exercise 2.1 (pg. 67)
Deleting or Inactivating Customer Records (pg. 68)
Managing Service Items (pg. 70)
Adding a Service Item (pg. 71)
Editing and Deleting Items (pg. 71)
Practice Exercise 2.2 (pg. 73)
Recording Sales Revenue (pg. 73)
Recording Sales on Account (pg. 74)
Recording Cash Sales (pg. 76)
Practice Exercise 2.3 (pg. 77)
Recording Customer Credits (pg. 78)
Practice Exercise 2.4 (pg. 81)
Recording Payments From Customers (pg. 81)
Payments on Account (pg. 81)
Practice Exercise 2.5 (pg. 84)
Making Deposits (pg. 85)
Practice Exercise 2.6 (pg. 87)
Customer Reports (pg. 87)
Practice Exercise 2.7 (pg. 88)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 89)
Chapter Review (pg. 89)
Assignments (pg. 90)
Chapter 3 Incurring Costs (Service Company) (pg. 99)
What Is The Purchase Cycle In A Service Company? (pg. 100)
Managing Vendors (pg. 100)
Adding a Vendor (pg. 101)
Setting Up 1099 Vendors (pg. 103)
Changing Vendor Information and Deleting Vendors (pg. 105)
Practice Exercise 3.1 (pg. 106)
Recording Purchases (pg. 107)
Purchasing on Account (pg. 107)
Creating a New Credit Term (pg. 109)
Practice Exercise 3.2 (pg. 110)
Purchasing with Cash, Check, or Debit Card (pg. 112)
Practice Exercise 3.3 (pg. 113)
Voiding Checks (pg. 114)
Practice Exercise 3.4 (pg. 115)
Purchasing with a Credit Card (pg. 115)
Practice Exercise 3.5 (pg. 117)
Paying Vendor Balances (pg. 117)
Practice Exercise 3.6 (pg. 119)
Vendor Reports (pg. 120)
Practice Exercise 3.7 (pg. 120)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 121)
Chapter Review (pg. 122)
Assignments (pg. 123)
Chapter 4 End-of-Period Procedures (Service Company) (pg. 131)
Before Issuing Financial Statements (pg. 132)
Bank Reconciliations (pg. 133)
Practice Exercise 4.1 (pg. 136)
Fixing Bank Reconciliation Errors (pg. 136)
Credit Card Reconciliations (pg. 137)
Practice Exercise 4.2 (pg. 139)
Making Adjusting Journal Entries (pg. 139)
Practice Exercise 4.3 (pg. 141)
Closing A Period (pg. 142)
Closing an Accounting Period (pg. 142)
Practice Exercise 4.4 (pg. 144)
Year-End Closing (pg. 144)
Special Considerations for Partnerships (pg. 145)
Practice Exercise 4.5 (pg. 145)
Preparing Financial Statements (pg. 145)
Practice Exercise 4.6 (pg. 146)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 148)
Chapter Review (pg. 148)
Assignments (pg. 149)
Appendix 4A Getting It Right (pg. 155)
Section Three Merchandising Companies (pg. 157)
Controls in QuickBooks Premier (pg. 157)
Limiting User Access (pg. 157)
Editing Users (pg. 161)
Reporting On Transaction History (pg. 161)
Section Overview (pg. 162)
Chapter 5 Selling Products (Merchandising Company) (pg. 163)
What Is the Sales Cycle in a Merchandising Company? (pg. 164)
Managing Customers (pg. 164)
Customers and Sales Tax (pg. 164)
Practice Exercise 5.1 (pg. 167)
Shipping Addresses (pg. 168)
Practice Exercise 5.2 (pg. 167)
Managing Items (Merchandising Company) (pg. 169)
Setting Up Inventory Items (pg. 170)
Practice Exercise 5.3 (pg. 173)
Editing, Deleting, or Inactivating Inventory Items (pg. 174)
Recording Sales Revenue (pg. 174)
Customer Discount and Subtotal Items (pg. 174)
Practice Exercise 5.4 (pg. 176)
Recording Uncollectible Accounts (pg. 177)
Practice Exercise 5.5 (pg. 180)
Recording Payments From Customers (pg. 180)
Customer Payments by Credit Card (pg. 180)
Practice Exercise 5.6 (pg. 182)
Practice Exercise 5.7 (pg. 184)
Customer Checks Returned by Bank Due to Insufficient Funds (NSF Checks) (pg. 184)
Practice Exercise 5.8 (pg. 188)
Early Payment Discounts (pg. 189)
Practice Exercise 5.9 (pg. 191)
Customer Reports (pg. 191)
Practice Exercise 5.10 (pg. 192)
Customer Statements (pg. 192)
Practice Exercise 5.11 (pg. 193)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 194)
Chapter Review (pg. 194)
Assignments (pg. 195)
Appendix 5A Setting Up and Using Price Levels (pg. 207)
Setting Up and Using Fixed % Price Levels (pg. 208)
Setting Up and Using Per Item Price Levels (pg. 211)
Chapter 6 Incurring Costs (Merchandising Company) (pg. 213)
What Is The Purchase Cycle In A Merchandising Company? (pg. 214)
Managing Vendors (pg. 214)
Practice Exercise 6.1 (pg. 214)
Purchasing Inventory (pg. 215)
Paying at Time of Inventory Purchase (pg. 216)
Special Considerations for Returns of Inventory (pg. 232)
Practice Exercise 6.2 (pg. 217)
Ordering Inventory (pg. 217)
Practice Exercise 6.3 (pg. 219)
Practice Exercise 6.4 (pg. 221)
Practice Exercise 6.5 (pg. 223)
Practice Exercise 6.6 (pg. 226)
Practice Exercise 6.7 (pg. 228)
Managing Purchase Orders (pg. 228)
Practice Exercise 6.8 (pg. 230)
Ordering Inventory without Using the Purchase Order System (pg. 230)
Practice Exercise 6.9 (pg. 230)
Vendor Credits (pg. 230)
Practice Exercise 6.10 (pg. 231)
Special Considerations for Returns of Inventory (pg. 232)
Practice Exercise 6.11 (pg. 233)
Paying Vendor Balances (pg. 233)
Practice Exercise 6.12 (pg. 236)
Vendor Reports (pg. 237)
Practice Exercise 6.13 (pg. 237)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 238)
Chapter Review (pg. 238)
Assignments (pg. 239)
Chapter 7 End-of-Period Procedures (Merchandising Company) (pg. 249)
Adjusting Inventory (pg. 250)
Practice Exercise 7.1 (pg. 254)
Managing Sales Taxes (pg. 254)
Practice Exercise 7.2 (pg. 258)
Entering Cash Receipts Not Related To Normal Sales Transactions (pg. 258)
Practice Exercise 7.3 (pg. 260)
Recording Bank Transfers (pg. 261)
Practice Exercise 7.4 (pg. 262)
Inactivating and Merging General Ledger Accounts (pg. 263)
Inactivating an Account (pg. 263)
Merging Accounts (pg. 264)
Practice Exercise 7.5 (pg. 265)
Adding Comments To Reports (pg. 266)
Practice Exercise 7.6 (pg. 267)
Verifying Data (pg. 268)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 270)
Chapter Review (pg. 270)
Assignments (pg. 271)
Appendix 7A Optional Year-End Closing Process (pg. 279)
Section Four Payroll, Project Costing, and Billing for Time (pg. 285)
Section Overview (pg. 285)
Before We Move Forward (pg. 286)
Compensation (pg. 286)
Payroll Taxes (pg. 286)
Benefits (pg. 286)
Chapter 8 Paying Employees (pg. 287)
What Is The Payroll Cycle? (pg. 288)
Payroll Plans Available In Quickbooks (pg. 288)
Managing Payroll Items (pg. 289)
Hourly Wage Setup (pg. 291)
Annual Salary Setup (pg. 295)
Practice Exercise 8.1 (pg. 296)
Payroll Tax Setup (pg. 297)
Practice Exercise 8.2 (pg. 303)
Editing Payroll Items (pg. 305)
Practice Exercise 8.3 (pg. 306)
Managing Employees (pg. 306)
New Employee Setup (pg. 307)
Practice Exercise 8.4 (pg. 311)
Editing Employees (pg. 312)
Practice Exercise 8.5 (pg. 313)
Processing Payroll (pg. 314)
Creating Paychecks (pg. 314)
Practice Exercise 8.6 (pg. 318)
Editing Paychecks (pg. 320)
Practice Exercise 8.7 (pg. 322)
Processing And Reporting Payroll Taxes (pg. 322)
Remitting (Depositing) Payroll Taxes (pg. 323)
Practice Exercise 8.8 (pg. 324)
Editing Payroll Tax Liabilities (pg. 325)
Preparing Payroll Tax Forms (pg. 325)
Preparing Payroll Reports (pg. 325)
Practice Exercise 8.9 (pg. 326)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 327)
Chapter Review (pg. 327)
Assignments (pg. 328)
Appendix 8A Manual Payroll Processing (pg. 335)
Turning On Manual Payroll Processing (pg. 335)
Activating Payroll (pg. 338)
Appendix 8B Tracking Employee Sick And Vacation Time (pg. 339)
Setting Up Payroll Items For Leave Time (pg. 340)
Setting Up Sick and Vacation Leave in Employee Records (pg. 342)
Recording Sick And Vacation Leave Taken (pg. 344)
Leave Time Reporting (pg. 345)
Chapter 9 Project Costing and  Billing for Time and Expenses (pg. 347)
Setting up Jobs (pg. 348)
Practice Exercise 9.1 (pg. 351)
Using Timesheets (pg. 351)
Turning On Time Tracking (pg. 352)
Practice Exercise 9.2 (pg. 353)
Entering Timesheet Data (pg. 354)
Practice Exercise 9.3 (pg. 355)
Processing Payroll Using Timesheet Data (pg. 357)
Verifying Hours (pg. 357)
Creating Paychecks Using Time Data (pg. 359)
Practice Exercise 9.4 (pg. 361)
Billing for Time and Costs (pg. 363)
Identifying Billable Costs Other Than Labor (pg. 363)
Practice Exercise 9.5 (pg. 363)
Adding Billable Time And Expenses To A Sales Form (pg. 364)
Practice Exercise 9.6 (pg. 367)
Preparing Job Reports (pg. 368)
Practice Exercise 9.7 (pg. 368)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 369)
Chapter Review (pg. 369)
Assignments (pg. 370)
Section Five Beyond the Basics (pg. 387)
Section Overview (pg. 387)
Chapter 10 Management Tools (pg. 389)
Tracking By Class (pg. 390)
Turning On Class Tracking (pg. 391)
Practice Exercise 10.1 (pg. 392)
Setting Up Classes (pg. 393)
Practice Exercise 10.2 (pg. 394)
Assigning Classes To Transactions (pg. 394)
Practice Exercise 10.3 (pg. 396)
Reporting By Class (pg. 398)
Practice Exercise 10.4 (pg. 400)
Creating and Using Budgets (pg. 400)
Creating Budgets (pg. 400)
Manual Method of Entering Budget Amounts (pg. 402)
Copy Across Method of Entering Budget Amounts (pg. 402)
Trend Method of Entering Budget Amounts (pg. 403)
Practice Exercise 10.5 (pg. 404)
Creating Budget Reports (pg. 406)
Practice Exercise 10.6 (pg. 406)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 406)
Chapter Review (pg. 407)
Assignments (pg. 408)
Chapter 11 Additional Tools (pg. 419)
Reversing Entries (pg. 420)
Memorizing Transactions (pg. 422)
Memorizing Reports (pg. 424)
Memorizing A Report (pg. 424)
Creating A Memorized Report Group (pg. 425)
Processing Multiple Reports (pg. 426)
Customizing Forms (pg. 427)
Template Changes On The Initial (Basic Customization) Screen (pg. 429)
Template Changes On The Additional Customization Screen (pg. 429)
Template Changes In The Layout Designer Screen (pg. 430)
Exporting Reports To Excel (pg. 434)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 436)
Chapter Review (pg. 437)
Assignments (pg. 438)
Appendix 11A Using Custom Fields (pg. 440)
Appendix 11B Using The Report Center (pg. 444)
Chapter 12 Setting Up a Company in QuickBooks (pg. 447)
Setting Up A New Company File (pg. 448)
Additional Steps When Converting An Existing Company To Quickbooks (pg. 456)
Entering Information About Existing Customers (pg. 456)
Entering Information About Existing Vendors (pg. 458)
Entering Information About Existing Items (pg. 460)
Entering Information About Existing Employees And Current Payroll Structure (pg. 461)
Entering Information About Other Existing Accounts (pg. 473)
Summary Of Steps When Setting Up A Quickbooks File For An Existing Company (pg. 474)
Chapter Shortcuts (pg. 475)
Chapter Review (pg. 476)
Assignments (pg. 477)
Chapter 13 QuickBooks Online (pg. 483)
Comparison of QuickBooks Online Plus to QuickBooks Premier (pg. 484)
A Brief Look At Quickbooks Online (pg. 486)
Entering Transactions (pg. 488)
Reporting (pg. 489)
EC Optional Extra Credit Assignments (pg. 491)
Opportunity 1: Language Tutoring Services (pg. 491)
To Do: (pg. 492)
Suggested Reports For Extra Credit: (pg. 492)
Opportunity 2: Safe At Home (pg. 492)
To Do: (pg. 493)
Suggested Reports For Extra Credit: (pg. 493)
Appendix A Is Computerized Accounting Really the Same as Manual Accounting? (pg. 495)
Accrual And Cash Basis Accounting In Quickbooks (pg. 496)
Comparison Of Computerized And Manual Accounting Systems (pg. 497)
Journal Entries (pg. 497)
Journals (pg. 498)
General Ledger and T-Accounts (pg. 500)
Trial Balances (pg. 502)
Appendix B How Do I? (pg. 505)
How Do I? (General) (pg. 505)
Manage Company Files (pg. 505)
Customize My Company File (pg. 506)
How Do I? (Manage Lists) (pg. 506)
Manage Chart Of Accounts (pg. 506)
Manage Customer Records (pg. 507)
Manage Vendor Records (pg. 507)
Manage Employee Records (pg. 508)
Manage Item Records (pg. 508)
Manage Payroll Item Records (pg. 508)
How Do I? (Record Transactions) (pg. 509)
Record Sales Activity (pg. 509)
Record Purchase Activity (pg. 509)
Record Payroll Activity (pg. 510)
Record Bank And End Of Period Activity (pg. 510)
Appendix C Account and Transaction Types Used in QuickBooks Premier (pg. 513)
Appendix D Common Options Available on Various Form Toolbars (pg. 515)
Appendix E Additional Features (pg. 517)
Additional Options Related to the Sales Cycle (pg. 517)
Additional Options Related to the Purchase Cycle (pg. 517)
Appendix F What if I Have a Mac at Home? (pg. 519)
Glossary (pg. 521)
Index (pg. 525)
Gayle Williams

Gayle Williams

Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Sacramento City College

Gayle Williams is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Sacramento City College, where she teaches computerized accounting. She received a BA in Comparative Literature and an MBA with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington. Professor Williams holds a CPA certification from the states of Washington and California and has worked in public accounting, with Voldal Wartelle & Co, P.S. and Moss Adams LLP, and in private industry.

She has books available for both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.

Last Updated: Aug 5 2020

Corrections to identified errors in the the text.

Getting Started
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  • REVISED Welcome to Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks 2020.
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Student Backup Files
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Here are the .QBB student data backup files for:

  • Sac City Accounting Services (Practice Exercise company)

  • Dancing with Dogs (Chapters 1-4 Assignment A)

  • Picture Perfect (Chapters 1-4 Assignment B)

  • The Abacus Shop (Chapters 5-8 Assignment A)

  • Tailor-Made Toys (Chapters 5-8 Assignment B)

  • Champion Law (Chapters 9-10 Assignment A)
  • Constructed with Style (Chapters 9-10 Assignment B)

Time Reports
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These are the time reports for checking your work in Chapters 9 and 10 (Champion Law and Constructed With Style).

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