Ali Simpson 
SCORE Oxford Hills 


Monday April 22, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM Wednesday April 24, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM  Monday April 29, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM  Wednesday May 1, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM 


Norway Town Office 
19 Danforth Street
Norway, ME 04268

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QuickBooks Basics for Small Businesses 

SCORE Oxford Hills is pleased to offer our QuickBooks workshop series for small businesses in our community and beyond. 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 four-night, expanded version is intended to broaden your understanding of QuickBooks and allow for greater hands on functionality.  The version we will use targets the PC platform and not the Apple laptop so please insure you are a PC-based user.

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

Objectives- Part I. Introduction (April 22nd)

  • 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 24th)

  • 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 29th)
  • 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 (May 1st)
  • 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 business owner wanting to implement a sound accounting tool for their business
  • Any business bookkeeper needing efficient software that tracks income and expenses all in one place
  • Anyone seeking to better understand the features and capabilities of QuickBooks.

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 22nd, 24th, 29th and May 1st for 3 hours each night. 

Where:  Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth Street, Norway, ME  04268.

Space is limited so please register by Wednesday, October 10th.  This workshop requires you to bring your own PC laptop and 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:  This workshop is offered free of charge through a sponsorship provided by Norway Savings Bank.