Ledger Light

17 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer

The Ledger Light podcast is all about accounting, tax, and QuickBooks. The podcasts are short and to-the-point, getting to the heart of the matter quickly. We're sensitive about your time. It is on our hearts to help people understand accounting concepts. We incorporate stories, analogies, metaphor… read more

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Bookkeeping is like weaving on a loom

July 30th, 2018


Inactive accounts in QuickBooks

July 30th, 2018

Inactive accounts are doing important things for you today. Don't delete them. Instead, take care of them the way I explain here.

QuickBooks Self-Employed App: I like it, but...

July 29th, 2018

I like the QuickBooks Self-Employed App, but I do have one reservation about it.

Quickly entering transactions for cash basis reports in QuickBooks

July 23rd, 2018

If cash basis reports are all that the firm needs, then this method for entering transactions is quick and efficient. I suspect it is even more efficient than relying on downloads. Try it and see if you agree.

QuickBooks and downloads: zero improvement in seven years

July 23rd, 2018

People say that technology is taking over accounting, but that is a joke, at least at the small business level. For example, there has been no …

QuickBooks in the culture, part two

July 23rd, 2018

Here I give some of my thoughts about the appropriate situations for QuickBooks, as well as a research idea that I have about it.

Is QuickBooks embedded in the culture?

July 22nd, 2018

In this podcast I offer some of my thoughts about the brand of QuickBooks and how it has embedded itself into the culture of small business.

The difference between accounting and tax

July 22nd, 2018

In this podcast I use an analogy to explain the difference between accounting and tax. I've done this because I've noticed that small business owners get these two ideas confused but it is important to understand the …

Lessons learned doing forensic accounting

July 22nd, 2018

In this podcast I told the story about a forensic accounting assignment that I had back in the mid-1990s, and the lessons that I learned from it.

The Yin/Yang symbol and the balance sheet

July 21st, 2018

Here is the story of how I put the balance sheet together with the Yin/Yang symbol.

Basic accounting theory and the Yin/Yang symbol

July 19th, 2018

It is on my heart to help people understand debits and credits, and how the work with the rest of accounting. Everybody who wants to be an accountant or who uses accounting software needs to understand the basic …

The three purchase windows in QuickBooks

July 18th, 2018

QuickBooks has a number of ways to record purchases. Here I explain what each is, what it does, and how it impacts reports.

What are Items in QuickBooks?

July 18th, 2018

If you don't understand Items in QuickBooks, don't worry because I didn't at first either. But I finally got it, and I think I formulated the easiest …

Limitations of relying on downloads for inputting financial information in QuickBooks

July 18th, 2018

A lot of small business owners like to rely on downloading financial information into a QuickBooks file. This podcast discusses a couple of the limitations that happen if those downloads are relied upon exclusively.

Customer is also a vendor

July 18th, 2018

This is a very easy fix for when you have a customer who was also a vendor, or a vendor who is also a customer in QuickBooks.

The difference between bookkeeping and data entry

July 18th, 2018

Bookkeeping and data entry are two different things, especially when it comes to your QuickBooks. In this podcast I explain the difference and why it matters.

OCI, two unique thoughts

July 18th, 2018

Here I address how OCI functions and what it does for the firm.
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