Ask the Accountant

Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.

A reader asks, “Is there a way to add data to stock reports in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “How do I make a template in QuickBooks to be the default template for sales orders, purchase orders or invoices?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “When printing a check, the wrong bank account shows up. Can I set a default checking account?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “Why does my accountant want me to start using QuickBooks Premier instead of industry software?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “In QuickBooks, I prefer to set up items as categories, such as apparel or pens, and type in the individual descriptions. Is there any reason not to do it that way? I feel like I'm going to end up with too many items otherwise.” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I have my non-inventory items set up in QuickBooks, but I don't see anything in my cost of goods sold account, and my sales numbers seem very low. Why is that?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

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