LMOS Cost Codes For Construction Contractors

Build your accounting system to provide you with the necessary information to operate and grow your construction company.

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Streamline Your Processes

Analyze fully burdened costs of Labor, Material, Other costs, and Subcontractors and develop a reference that you can use to estimate projects and prepare proposals.

Make Informed Decisions

Identify key issues and changes for improvement. Repeat quality performances you can be proud of and make better decisions for your company.

Generate Useful Reports

Provide investors, bankers, and stakeholders with clear, timely, and relevant documents that precisely reflects the current financial state of your business.

What Gets Measured
Gets Managed

Determine the cost of construction down to the granular level, run analysis, and know which Cost Code tasks can be done in-house (Labor) and which ones can be subcontracted (Subcontractors). The same concepts applied to (Other) costs like permits and getting materials to the job sites (Material).

Start incorporating LMOS to your accounting system and get a better understanding of your business. Take this class and set up your QuickBooks Desktop to work for your construction company.



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Construction Accounting Vs. Regular Accounting

Learn the necessary principles particular to your industry and the importance of understanding the difference between other types of accounting.

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Build Your Own Cost Code Library

Get rid of your poor Construction Accounting system once and for all. Establish a breakdown using Labor, Material, Other Costs, and Subcontractors (LMOS).

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Item Codes Done Right

Create a layout in QuickBooks for the type of construction or service work that you do. Enter parent items and sub-items for each LMOS to generate better Job Cost Reports.

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Key Takeaways

Discover insightful lessons with each module, gain actionable tips for your bookkeeping processes, and pick up strategies to overcome the challenges of keeping your accounts up to date.

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After taking two college weekend classes to learn QuickBooks for our company's accounting needs and NOT getting my specific questions answered, I attended a QuickBooks seminar run by Randal and quickly learned that he had the help and answers I needed.
As a wife doing the books part-time, I am very thankful for his help and insight for our company's precise needs.

Painter's Wife
Everett, WA

What You'll Learn

Having access to the best available tools and information is a vital aspect of almost any operation, but especially crucial in the competitive construction and home service industry. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

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Understand

the difference between Construction Accounting and Regular Accounting.

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Discuss

the importance of LMOS on Job Costing and Job Profitability.

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Determine

how to set up Labor, Material, Other Costs, and Subcontractor cost codes.

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Recognize

which cost code tasks require your attention or a different approach.

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Master

your Job Cost Library and learn exactly where you make and lose money.



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Utilize

LMOS in your accounting system to operate and grow your company.

Fast Easy Accounting helped us better organized and make sense of our QuickBooks file.
Sharie was always available to answer any questions that I had about payroll or business taxes, and shared her knowledge and experiences willingly. They helped keep us up-to-date with our bookkeeping and offered our company an efficient way to stay on track. Thank you!

Landscape Contractor
Snohomish County

BONUSES

We got you covered! As part of recognizing your time and effort in finishing the class, you will have access to some of our best sought-after services without having to spend a dime!

Installation of The Five Key Performance Indicators on your QuickBooks Desktop icon bar (QBD Software 2014 or later).

A comprehensive PDF report on the financial health of your company plus

a 30-minute consultation with Randal.

Forms, Templates, and QuickBooks Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts to streamline your tasks and improve your productivity.

I found your Change Order How-To video on YouTube and really like how you have it set up and appreciate the pointers you had to offer.
Because I am tired of these customers constantly changing stuff on us and creating delays or extra work. I need to start being compensated for my time, but want to make sure I am doing it the right way. Thank you for your assistance.

Home Improvement Contractor
Hanover, VA

Who will benefit from this course

This class addresses accounting fundamentals for a construction business.

Who is this course for?

This course is for contractors, accountants, bookkeepers, administrators, and business professionals in the construction and home service industry, who are using QuickBooks Desktop as their primary accounting software. And whose business is within $0 and $5,00,000 in annual sales. No prerequisites or advanced lessons required.

We developed a comprehensive bookkeeping system and added useful content to QuickBooks to make it work for owners and employees in the construction industry.

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Who is this course NOT for?

This course is NOT for construction industry professionals who are using accounting software other than QuickBooks Desktop or whose business earns more than $5,000,000 annually. There is a lot more detail and depth to be considered for larger contractors.

This course pays specific attention to the unique aspects of construction accounting that are not dealt with in other industries. If you are not a contractor, accountant, administrator, or business professional in the construction and home service industry, then this course is not for you.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Randal DeHart

Randal is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington.He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist.

This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant, and construction accountant.

This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves. Visit our website for more information.

He Is A Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development.

His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Check out our Contractor Success Map Podcast on iTunes

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have one year to complete the course. You can access it across any and all devices you own for one full year. At the end of 12 months, you will have the opportunity to re-enroll for a discounted price.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.