Land Developer And
Spec Home Builder
Using QuickBooks Desktop

Build your accounting system to provide you with the necessary information to operate and grow your land development and spec home building company.

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Create Accurate Estimates

Eliminate errors and avoid missed opportunities by carefully evaluating project plans with precise budget allocation, from initial estimate to a clear professional quote.

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 timely and relevant documents that reflects the financial state of your land development and spec home building operations.

Process-Dependent System

Without proper tracking and matching of income and expenses, you'll never know if you made a profit until the job is over. With long business cycles, and huge construction expenditures, most land developers and spec home builders like you feel there is never enough money to cover the costs.

The chaos of your day-to-day operations, economy change, compliance issues, new regulations, natural disasters, and several other factors that are beyond your control are potential risks to your business.


Start building a process-dependent system, take this course, and set up your QuickBooks Desktop account to work for your Spec Home Builder 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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Customize Cost Codes For Your Industry

Get rid of your poor Land Developer And Spec Home Builder Accounting system once and for all. Establish a breakdown using Labor, Material, Other Costs, and Subcontractors (LMOS).

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Analyze Work-In-Progress Reports

Unforeseen cash flow issues can lead to construction delays, business, and personal bankruptcy. Take advantage of WIP schedule to keep track of your projects and percentage of completion.

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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

Work-In-Progress and why it is always an Asset Account and not a Cost of Goods Sold.

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Determine

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

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Recognize

the money that goes in and out of your business and when it is considered Income.

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Master

Chart Of Accounts using QuickBooks Desktop designed for land developers.



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Utilize

module instructions in opening and developing your own land development firm.

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:

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

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.

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