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Topic: Quickbooks and Job Cost 

1.  Quickbooks and Job Cost

Posted 10-11-2017 15:03

Hi All,

I'm new to using Quickbooks (Enterprise 16, Contractor) for construction.


We are wanting to improve our job cost tracking capabilities.  Currently we have a short item list, with items for Subs, Material, Misc, and then a variety of Direct Labor items.


We want to break out costs according to job phases.  I see two possibilities – entering items for phases, with items below them for Subs, Material, etc.  This is what the company has done in the past, and then abandoned.


Or, entering sub-jobs for phases.  We would keep our estimate that we bill AR off of for the top level job, but enter cost estimates on the sub-jobs.  This seems like a better way to go to me.


Does anyone who has used Quickbooks have a comment, or issues I should consider?


Thank you,


Laurel Cripe



Vanport Marine & Industrial

2711 NE Columbia Blvd.

Portland, OR  97211

O – 503-286-5150

F –  503-286-5161


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