QuickBooks Online vs. Excel 2023
What you'll learn
- Enter normal business transactions in QuickBooks
- Enter normal business transactions in Excel using debits and credits
- Reconcile bank accounts in QuickBooks
- Reconcile bank accounts in Excel
- Generate Reports in QuickBooks
- Make Reports in Excel
- Analyze Reports
- QuickBooks and Excel software would be best.
Welcome to our QuickBooks Online course, a comprehensive and in-depth journey into the mechanics of QuickBooks Online Accounting Software and Excel. This course is designed to grant you a unique 'under-the-hood' perspective of accounting software and processes, utilizing Excel's transparent data input as a comparative tool.
The first phase of our course delves deeply into QuickBooks Online, a leading accounting software solution. Here, we will guide you through the intricacies of the software, deciphering its interface and extensive functionality. This involves a thorough analysis of common data input forms within various accounting cycles - the sales cycle, the expense cycle, and the payroll cycle. By drawing comparisons with Excel, our aim is to give you an intuitive understanding of these cycles, their interrelationships within the accounting environment, and how they mirror manual data input in Excel's journal entry format.
As we venture into the second half of the course, our emphasis shifts to practical applications. This segment is structured around a comprehensive problem, wherein we simulate two months of data input in QuickBooks Online, mirroring each transaction in an Excel accounting worksheet. This experiential learning method offers a hands-on experience of the nuances of accounting processes. You will delve into transaction entries, adjustments, and closing entries in both QuickBooks Online and Excel, in addition to performing bank reconciliations - a critical task for any accountant.
By the end of this course, you'll be well-versed in the operational aspects of QuickBooks Online Accounting Software and understand how it compares against manual data input processes in Excel. More importantly, you will possess the skills to use both platforms effectively for diverse accounting tasks, positioning you strongly for handling real-world accounting scenarios.
This course goes beyond imparting knowledge; it is about gaining hands-on experience, understanding the rationale behind the processes, and empowering you to maximize the potential of these powerful accounting tools.
If you're ready to delve into the world of accounting software, unravel the complexities of transactions, and explore the intricacies of QuickBooks Online and Excel, this course is just a click away. Embark on your journey towards mastering the contemporary accounting landscape today!
Who this course is for:
- Business Owners
- Accounting Professionals
- Accounting Students
- Anybody who wants to learn accounting software
- Anybody who wants to learn accounting theory
- Anybody who wants to learn Excel basics
Through working with students from many different schools, Mr. Steele has learned best practices for helping people understand accounting fast. Learning new skills and finding the best way to share knowledge with people who can benefit from it is a passion of his.
Mr. Steele has experience working as a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an accounting and business instructor, and curriculum developer. He has enjoyed putting together quality tools to improve learning and has been teaching, making instructional resources, and building curriculum since 2009. He has been a practicing CPA since 2005. Mr. Steele is a practicing CPA, has a Certified Post-Secondary Instructor (CPI) credential, a Master of Science in taxation from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from The University of California Santa Barbara, and a Global Management Accounting Designation (CGMA) from The American Institute of CPA (AICPA).
Mr. Steele has also authored five books that can be found on Amazon or in audiobook format on Audible. He has developed bestselling courses in accounting topics including financial accounting and QuickBooks accounting software.
In addition to working as an accountant, teaching, and developing courses Mr. Steele has helped create an accounting website at accountinginstruction, a YouTube channel called Accounting Instruction, Help, and How Too, and has developed supplemental resources including a Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and Podcasts that can be found on I-tunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Mr. Steele's teaching philosophy is to make content applicable, understandable, and accessible.
Adult learners are looking for application when they learn new skills. In other words, learners want to be able to apply skills in the real world to help their lives. Mr. Steele’s formal accounting education, practical work experience, and substantial teaching experience allow him to create a curriculum that combines traditional accounting education with practical knowledge and application. He accomplishes the goals of making accounting useful and applicable by combining theory with real-world software like Excel and QuickBooks.
Many courses teach QuickBooks data entry or Excel functions but are not providing the real value learners want. Real value is a result of learning technical skills like applications, in conjunction with specific goals, like accounting goals, including being able to interpret the performance of a business.
Mr. Steele makes knowledge understandable by breaking down complex concepts into smaller units with specific objectives and using step by step learning processes to understand each unit. Many accounting textbooks cram way too much information into a course, making it impossible to understand any unit fully. By breaking the content down into digestible chunks, we can move forward much faster.
Mr. Steele also makes use of color association in both presentations and Excel worksheets, a learning tool often overlooked in the accounting field, but one that can vastly improve the speed and comprehension of learning accounting concepts.
The material is also made understandable through the application of concepts learned. Courses will typically demonstrate the accounting concepts and then provide an Excel worksheet or practice problems to work through the concepts covered. The practice problems will be accompanied by an instructional video to work through the problem in step by step format. Excel worksheets will be preformatted, usually including an answer tab that shows the completed problem, and a practice tab where learners can complete the problem along with a step by step presentation video.
Mr. Steele makes learning accounting accessible by making use of technology and partnering with teaching platforms that have a vision of spreading knowledge like Udemy.