QuickBooks Pro 2002: An Introduction

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9780130756633: QuickBooks Pro 2002: An Introduction

Using the popular and user-friendly QuickBooks Pro 2001 accounting package, this hands-on, applications-rich book gives readers a basic knowledge of how computerized accounting systems function, and helps them develop confidence in recording business transactions using a real commercial program. It emphasizes QuickBooks' innovative approach to recording accounting transactions based on business forms, rather than the traditional journal format. The author provides firsthand training in working with actual accounting software used in business. Accounting concepts and their relation to QuickBooks are presented throughout. For individuals preparing for a career in accounting.

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QuickBooks ® Pro 2002: An Introduction is a comprehensive instructional learning resource. This text has been designed to respond to the growing trend toward adopting Windows applications and computerizing accounting systems. As a result of this trend, the text provides training using Windows ® XP and the popular QuickBooks ® Pro 2002 accounting program. The text was written using Windows XP and QuickBooks® Pro 2002 but may be used with Windows 95/98/2000 and QuickBooks® Basic or Premier versions.


QuickBooks ® Pro 2002: An Introduction is designed to present accounting concepts and their relationship to QuickBooks ® Pro 2002. In addition to accounting concepts, students use a fictitious company and receive hands-on training in the use of QuickBooks ® Pro 2002 within each chapter. At the end of every chapter, the concepts and applications learned are reinforced by the completion of true/false, multiple-choice, fill-in, and essay questions plus an application problem using a different fictitious company. At the end of the text, there is a comprehensive practice set that utilizes all the major concepts and transactions presented within the textbook.

The text introduces students to the computer, Windows, and QuickBooks accounting for a service business. The appendix reviews Windows and disk duplication.


Throughout the text, emphasis has been placed on the use of QuickBooks' innovative approach to recording accounting transactions based on a business form rather than using the traditional journal format. This approach, however, has been correlated to traditional accounting through adjusting entries, end-of-period procedures, and use of the "behind the scenes" journal.

Unlike many other computerized accounting programs, QuickBooks is user-friendly when corrections and adjustments are required. The ease of corrections and the ramifications as a result of this ease are explored thoroughly.

Accounting concepts and the use of QuickBooks ® Pro 2002 are reinforced throughout the text with the use of graphics that show completed transaction, reports, and QuickBooks screens. The text helps students transition from textbook transaction analysis to "real-world" transaction analysis.

The text provides extensive assignment material in the form of tutorials, end-of-chapter questions (true/false, multiple-choice, fill-in, and essay), and a comprehensive practice set.

Students develop confidence in recording business transactions using an up-to-date commercial software program designed for small to midsize businesses. With thorough exploration of the program in the text, students should be able to use QuickBooks ® Pro 2002 in a "real world service business" at the completion of the textbook training.

Students will explore and use many of the features of QuickBooks as it pertains to a service business, including recording transactions, preparing a multitude of reports, closing an accounting period, compiling charts and graphs, and preparing the payroll.


QuickBooks ® Pro 2002: An Introduction is designed for a one-term course in microcomputer accounting, a short course in microcomputer accounting, or for use in any accounting course requiring introductory work on an integrated computerized accounting package. Students should be familiar with the accounting cycle and how it is related to a service business. For more extensive training, which will include training using service businesses, merchandising businesses, payroll, and company creation, QuickBooks ® Pro 2002: A Complete Course should be used. No prior knowledge of or experience with computers, Windows, or QuickBooks is required.


Instructor's Manual and Teaching Guide with Tests is a comprehensive answer key to all the questions, the exercises, the exam, and the practice set. All computer assignments are printed in full and included for use in grading or as a student answer key. In addition to answers to text assignments, the Instructor's Manual and Teaching Guide with Tests for QuickBooks ® Pro 2002: An Introduction contains master data files for all the companies in the text, a sample course outline, lectures for each chapter, an exam for the text, an exam for the practice set, and suggestions for grading. Lecture materials include a lecture outline for each chapter and a hands-on demonstration lecture.


I wish to thank my colleagues for testing and reviewing the manuscript. Their comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Alana Bradley, Sandra Dubin, and Beth Woods for their help and assistance with the text.

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Horne, Janet
Published by Prentice Hall (2002)
ISBN 10: 0130756636 ISBN 13: 9780130756633
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