Ali Simpson 
SCORE Oxford Hills 


Monday May 20, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM 


Norway Town Office 
19 Danforth Street
Norway, ME 04268

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Improving Your QuickBooks Skills 

This two-night workshop is designed to help users who have some QuickBooks experience to gain further insight into several areas of the software, including how to:  Create a new QB company file or adjust an existing company file; setup fixed assets and track long term liabilities; adjust inventory; setup payroll; record typical journal entries and perform year-end closing functions. 

The instructor will utilize the PC Windows Desktop Version, Accountant Edition, of the software to demonstrate these concepts, where students can follow along with their own laptops.  (Please note- there are a limited number of loaner laptops available for those students who use do not have the PC Windows Desktop Version of QuickBooks on a portable device. Please inquire when registering)

Students may also pose general questions about the software for the instructor and fellow students to discuss. This is an excellent opportunity for students to benefit from networking with other small businesses and learn how to become better acquainted with an existing QuickBooks installation.  

Class One (5/20/19): Company File Setup and Maintenance 
  • Choose a Start Date 
  • Creating a Company File in QuickBooks
  • Fine Tuning the Chart of Accounts
  • Setting up other QB lists
  • Defining Accounting Opening Balances
  • Enter Open Transactions
  • Enter Year-to-Date Income and Expenses
  • Adjusting the Opening Balance for Sales Tax Payable
  • Adjusting Inventory
  • Setting Up Fixed Assets
  • racking Loans for Fixed Assets
  • Setting up Payroll and Year-to-date Payroll Information
  • Verifying your trial balance
  • Closing Opening Balance Equity
  • Setting the Closing Date
  • Creating Additional Users
Class Two (5/22/19): Adjustments and Year-End Procedures
  • Recording General Journal Entries
  • Edit, void, and delete transactions
  • Memorize transactions (to be automatically entered)
  • Closing the books
  • Profit and Loss Statement/Balance Sheet
  • Drill-down to transaction detail

If Time Permits:
Bank Reconciliation & Transactions
  • Reconciling Bank Accounts
  • Resolving errors during reconciliation 
  • Transferring Money Between Accounts
  • Handling Bounced Checks 
  • Bank Feeds
Customizing QuickBooks
  • Introduction to QuickBooks Preferences
  • Customize QuickBooks Menus and Windows
  • QuickBooks Items
  • Other QuickBooks Lists
  • Use Custom Fields to Track Extra Data on Transactions
  • Customize form templates

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 Two nights on May 20th and 22nd for 3 hours each night. 

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

Fee:  This workshop is offered free of charge through a sponsorship provided by Norway Savings Bank.