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June 9, 2009

Editor's Note
We're excited to announce the latest addition to the AccountingWEB team - Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and Intuit Solution Provider Joe Woodard will be providing our readers with articles about the ins and outs of QuickBooks. In this issue of the QuickBooks Zone e-newsletter, Joe provides us with some great tips in "Can you really do that in QuickBooks?"

In addition, we're bringing you new installments of Intuit Academy training material in The QuickBooks Journey, and a special article and accompanying checklist from Amy Vetter, CPA.CITP, MBA and Executive Director of Technology In A Box, to help with detecting and preventing fraud.

Best wishes,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor


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Can you really do that in QuickBooks?
QuickBooks expert Joe Woodard presents a collection of tips for solving problems in QuickBooks. Learn how to restrict changes to the chart of accounts, force use of account numbers, show the "real" amount of open sales orders, and many more tips. more >>
Intuit acquires PayCycle, expands services for small businesses
Intuit Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase PayCycle Inc., one of the nation's fastest-growing online payroll services, serving more than 85,000 small businesses. The cash transaction is valued at approximately $170 million, subject to adjustment. Privately held PayCycle, based in Palo Alto, CA, is a leader in online payroll for small businesses, accountants, and financial institutions. more >>
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The QuickBooks Journey: Getting Started
This month's installment of the Getting Started portion of The QuickBooks Journey focuses Entering Sales Information in QuickBooks. Learn about using sales and purchase forms, use price levels, learn how QuickBooks records information you enter, create invoice letters and reminder statements, create sales orders, and track backorders. Find this article under Basic Features in The QuickBooks Journey. more >>
The QuickBooks Journey: Advanced Content
This month's installment of the Advanced Content portion of The QuickBooks Journey describes common payroll mistakes clients make and how to fix them using Intuit Payroll Solutions. Learn how to verify payroll items and payroll liabilities, verify year-to-date earnings, create reports. You will also learn techniques and tips that will assist you with avoiding the need to amend your payroll tax returns and identify mistakes before you face penalties for incorrect reporting. Find this article under Payroll Features in the Advanced Content section of The QuickBooks Journey. more >>

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Using QuickBooks to prevent fraud
Your protection against fraud is only as good as your internal control and accounting procedures. Often business owners simply rely on software, yet software is only one component of the control environment. In this article, CPA and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Amy Vetter shows how QuickBooks can contribute to a holistic approach to control. more >>
Checklist of 25 elements of appropriate controls with QuickBooks
Helping clients protect themselves from fraud is one of the most valuable services you can provide. The security features in QuickBooks can contribute to a holistic approach to control in concert with best business practices. In this article, CPA and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Amy Vetter provides a list of 25 areas or issues - both inside and outside the software - that are crucial to an adequate defense against fraud. more >>
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