LSBDC to hold seminar in Hammond on QuickBooks

Monday, August 8, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will co-sponsor with the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and Northshore SCORE a free seminar designed to help individuals master QuickBooks for business.
     The seminar, titled “QuickBooks for Everyday Business Use,” will take place in Hammond on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, located at 1514 Martens Drive. Guest speaker for the seminar is Mark Winebrener of ClearView Accounting.
     The primary value of QuickBooks or any accounting software, said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center, is to provide the financial and management data that will help effectively manage a business. Additionally, she said, it should provide consistently accurate data for the preparation of any tax or compliance forms required by government or industry agencies.
     “Whether you are using an outside accounting firm, an internal bookkeeper, or doing the bookkeeping yourself, you need to have a fundamental understanding of how the accounting software generates the numbers that make up your financial and performance reports and understand how the daily bookkeeping processes categorize the data used in the reports,” Summers said. “It is also vitally important that businesses are familiar with the reports that are important to their industry.”
     Topics to be covered include accounting principles; financial statements; QuickBooks online, setting up a chart of accounts, customers and vendors; invoices and forms; attaching receipts to transactions; receiving payments and deposits; entering and paying bills; sales tax; inventory; payroll; and reconciling accounts.
     Although there is no cost to attend, seating is only guaranteed for pre-registered attendees. To register or for more information, call (985) 549-3831. Online registration is also available at

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