Financial Workshops

Keeping the Books

Do you know what your books are telling about your business? As a responsible owner or manager, you need to learn the "language of business."

Your business records allow you to monitor cash flow, track deductible expenses, prepare financial statements, and support your tax returns.  In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of basic bookkeeping tasks and how to use your chart of accounts. You'll learn to record and match revenues & expenses, record receipts & disbursements, handle end-of-period closings, and read financial reports.

This seminar is not software-specific and will apply to any manual or computerized accounting system. It is an excellent foundation course for QuickBooks training.


Whether you are a new or experienced QB user, or a new or established business, this hands-on class will help you gain full benefit from this powerful accounting program.

We'll cover QuickBooks functions, menus, navigation, and help screens, and you'll work with the chart of accounts, customer and vendor lists, forms, and registers.  You'll have practice at bank and credit card reconciliations; sales of products and services; entering and paying bills; recording fixed assets and bank loans; and a variety of reporting options, including customizing, filtering, and downloading reports to Excel. You'll also receive the QuickBooks 2014 Student Guide for use during and after class.

We offer this workshop in 2 parts to allow you time to process and practice the information you learn.

The course is taught assuming participants have a basic understanding of bookkeeping terms and practices. We highly recommend our Keeping the Books workshops for fundamental training.

The class is co-taught by Henry Reeves, CPA, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and founder of  QB Financials, LLC and Susan Steele-Ward, CPA of PBMares LLP  Thanks also to our partners at the accounting firm of PBMares, LLP for the generous use of their training room for Keeping the Books and QuickBooks Classes.

See our calendar for more details and register here.