Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM-8:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM-8:30 PM EDT

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM-8:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM-8:30 PM EDT



Penobscot County Cooperative Extension 
307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401

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Stephen Veazey and Erin Roche erin.roche@maine.edu 
SCORE Maine 

Sponsored by:


QuickBooks for Farms 

SCORE Maine and UMaine Cooperative Extension are pleased to offer this QuickBooks workshop series for small farms and agriculture businesses. This important software can help with your invoicing, tracking sales and expenses, and handling your bookkeeping requirements for tax preparation. QuickBooks will let you sync your data across your computer, tablet and smart phone mobile devices when you need it. 

This is a hands-on workshop so bring your laptop! The version we will use targets the PC platform and not the Apple laptop so please ensure you are a PC-based user.

Here are the specific objectives of each evening’s session:

Objectives- Part I. Introduction (April 8th)

  • Basic principles of accounting
  • Accounting behind the scenes in QuickBooks
  • An overview of QuickBooks data files and types
  • Opening Portable Files
  • How to restore backup files
  • Entering transactions in QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks user interface featuresAbout QuickBooks help and support

Objectives- Part II. Sales Process (April 10th)

  • Track company sales
  • Set up customer records in the Customer Center
  • Track income and expenses by Job
  • Record sales receipts
  • Use the Undeposited Funds account to track your cash receipts
  • Record invoices and payments from customers
  • Record bank deposits of cash, check, and credit card receipts

Objectives- Part III. Expenses (April 15th)

  • Set up vendors in the vendor list
  • Understand how to use classes in QuickBooks
  • Use QuickBooks for job costing
  • Enter expense transactions in several different ways
  • Manage accounts payable transactions

Objectives- Part IV. Reports (April 17th)

  • Describe several types of QuickBooks reports
  • Create several different accounting reports
  • Create several different business management reports
  • Create graphs
  • Customize the look of reports and filter the data on reports
  • Memorize and group reports
  • Process and print multiple reports in batches
  • Use the Search command to find transactions
  • Use QuickZoom to see the “numbers behind the numbers” on reports
  • Export reports to spreadsheets for further analysis

Who Should Attend? 

  • Any farm or agriculture business owner wanting to implement a sound accounting tool for their business

The Presenter: Michael Fortin from Augusta, graduated from Thomas College in Waterville with a BA in Business Education, has worked as an accountant for both government and the private sector for more than 20 years with 8 years devoted to teaching QuickBooks as an Intuit QuickBooks Certified instructor.  He is also a Maine small business owner for 24 years at Power Mixers, a Maine DJ serving northern Maine events.

When Four nights on April 8th, 10th, 15th and 17th for 2 1/2 hours each night. 

Where:  Penobscot County Cooperative Extension

Space is limited so please register by Wednesday, April 3rd.  This workshop requires you to bring your own PC laptop.  If you do not have QuickBooks already installed, we will install a temporary QuickBooks Accountant 2018 license for these four classes so please come to the first class by 5:00 pm.  If you have Quickbooks Pro 2015  or later that you are using, please bring your PC laptop with this installed.  Please let us know if you do not have a PC laptop to use.

Fee:  Free