LSBDC to hold seminar in Mandeville on QuickBooks
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern
Louisiana University will co-sponsor with the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce,
the St. Tammany Exonomic Development Foundation and Northshore SCORE a free seminar
designed to help individuals master QuickBooks for business.
Titled “QuickBooks for Everyday Business Use,” the program will take place in Mandeville on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the St. Tammany Parish School System David C. Treen Instructional Technology Center Conference Center, located at 2024 Livingston. Guest speaker for the seminar is Mark Winebrener of ClearView Accounting Solutions.
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, 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 www.lsbdc.org.