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Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast

Hector Garcia, CPA & Alicia Katz Pollock, MAT

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Stay up-to-date on the latest QuickBooks news, tips, and updates with Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors Hector Garcia, CPA and Alicia Katz Pollock, MAT. Hector and Alicia break down need-to-know QuickBooks information in a fun and engaging format. Learn about new product features, accounting technology trends, integration how-tos, and best practices for getting the most out of QuickBooks all while earning NASBA-approved CPE.
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Episode 5 of this 8-part webinar/podcast series is the official companion to the ⁠⁠REFRAME2024.com⁠⁠ we are going to have in October 2024 NOTE: This podcast contains some visuals, check out the video version: https://www.youtube.com/live/QODgi_P6gug?si=CrLuBYAEACdjAvhw Topics that will be covered in this series: Communications strategy with clients…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia discuss the many accounting conferences happening in 2024, providing an overview of each one they plan to attend or have insights on. They dive into some of their personal experiences and what makes certain conferences unique, such as Appy Camp being invite-only for educators and Bridging the Gap focusing on welln…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia discuss the challenges posed by QuickBooks Online's frequent version control changes and how they impact educators, users, and developers. They propose solutions such as reviving QuickBooks Labs to allow users to opt-in to beta features and creating stable and cutting-edge release options for users to choose from.…
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In this episode of the Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast, Hector and Alicia break down the major updates to QuickBooks Online announced in Intuit's May 2024 "In the Know" webinar and "Firm of the Future" article. They discuss new features such as special pricing for switching from QuickBooks Desktop Payroll to QBO Payroll, integrations with…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia provide an inside scoop on the latest QuickBooks Online bug fixes, including resolved issues with report drill-downs and report grouping. They explore recent enhancements to modern reports like filtering by inactive accounts and custom fields. The duo also dives into the new recurring invoice experience and its st…
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On this episode, Hector and Alicia introduce a new segment called "Rant Off" where they spin a wheel to randomly select a topic to rant about for 20 minutes. The topic lands on tax deadlines, leading Alicia to express frustration over the intense workload during tax season and suggest alternatives like staggered filing dates. Hector provides potent…
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Episode 4 of this 8-part webinar/podcast series is the official companion to the ⁠REFRAME2024.com⁠ we are going to have in October 2024 NOTE: This podcast contains some visuals, check out the video version: https://www.youtube.com/live/QODgi_P6gug?si=CrLuBYAEACdjAvhw Topics that will be covered in this series: Communications strategy with clients C…
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Hector and Alicia discuss the positive aspects of working with Intuit and QuickBooks, highlighting the company's strong culture, training programs, and user-friendly software. They analyze Intuit's business decisions like acquisitions and the transition to a cloud-based platform, acknowledging challenges but ultimately supporting the vision. The ho…
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In this candid discussion, Hector and Alicia delve into Intuit's recent introduction of QuickBooks Live Assisted Bookkeeping, a $50/month service aimed at providing enhanced support to QuickBooks users. They analyze the potential implications for accounting professionals, debating whether this offering presents an opportunity for collaboration or a…
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Episode 3 of this 8-part webinar/podcast series is the official companion to the ⁠REFRAME2024.com⁠ we are going to have in October 2024 Topics that will be covered in this series: Communications strategy with clients Communicating your value to command price, standards, and expectations Negotiating terms, pricing, scope, with new and existing clien…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia delve into using journal entries in QuickBooks Online, outlining when they're appropriate and when to avoid them. They offer insights into accounting workflows such as depreciation, tax adjustments, job costing, and class allocations. They also highlight advanced techniques like the adjusting entry checkbox and ut…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia dive deep into the features and benefits of QuickBooks Online Advanced, exploring whether the additional cost is worth it for businesses. They compare and contrast QuickBooks Online Advanced with the standard QuickBooks Online Plus plan, highlighting key differences in user permissions, forecasting, batch editing,…
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Hector and Alicia dive into the latest interface tweaks and small but impactful changes made to QuickBooks Online in the first quarter of 2024. From modernized reports with keyboard shortcuts and data source labeling to new refresh buttons and consistent font styles, they explore how these updates are enhancing the user experience for accounting pr…
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Hector and Alicia break down the latest Firm of the Future article, covering upcoming innovations and new features Intuit has planned for QuickBooks Online in 2024. From enhanced user permissions to improved payroll processing, they analyze and provide their insights on these anticipated changes that could significantly impact accountants and busin…
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Join Hector and Alicia as they explore QuickBooks Online's latest round of productivity enhancements for March 2024. Learn about the new 1099 correction functionality, batch payroll editing across employees, smarter bank feed transaction matching for payroll, and additional dashboard customization options. They also share insights on upcoming e-com…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia dive into the exciting new features and updates unveiled during QuickBooks' March 2024 "In the Know" webinar. They discuss the transformation of "Get Paid Upfront" into a line of credit offering, significant productivity enhancements to invoicing and navigation, and new integration partnerships with companies like…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia discuss reorganizing and cleaning up various lists in QuickBooks Online, such as the chart of accounts, products and services, locations, classes, and more. They provide tips and best practices for tidying up these lists during a conversion from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online. This comprehensive guide aim…
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Episode 2 of this 8-part webinar/podcast series is the official companion to the ⁠REFRAME2024.com⁠ we are going to have in October 2024 Topics that will be covered in this series: Communications strategy with clients Communicating your value to command price, standards, and expectations Negotiating terms, pricing, scope, with new and existing clien…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia discuss the "concierge setup" process, and the steps and services provided by an advisor to ensure a smooth transition for clients moving from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online. They cover various considerations like chart of accounts adjustments, bank feed setups, leveraging new QBO features, and providing …
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Hector and Alicia walk through recent improvements to QuickBooks Online bank feeds, including the ability to reverse amounts and bring in check numbers during import. They also share frustrations with limitations of the current features and their wishlist for enhancements like assigning products/services, better handling of returns, and more flexib…
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Hector and Alicia discuss the new features released in February 2024 for QuickBooks Online. They go over enhancements to payroll, time tracking, bank feeds, tax return importing, and more. They also talk about upcoming changes to HR services and share what they are working on in their own businesses. Sponsors Client Hub- https://uqb.promo/clienthub…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia continue their discussion on converting from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online by focusing on the steps an accountant should take after the migration, such as re-connecting bank feeds, handling unbilled expenses, repeating reconciliations, and setting up the sales tax center. They also cover how to map over …
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Hector and Alicia continue their discussion on converting from QuickBooks Desktop to Online. They go through a detailed step-by-step guide of Alicia's standard operating procedure for migrations, including prep work like condensing files, considerations during the conversion, and auditing the new file after to ensure accurate data transfer. They al…
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Episode 1 of this 8-part webinar/podcast series is the official companion to the REFRAME2024.com we are going to have in October 2024 Topics that will be covered in this series: Communications strategy with clients Communicating your value to command price, standards, and expectations Negotiating terms, pricing, scope, with new and existing clients…
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In this episode of the Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast, Hector and Alicia discuss what does and doesn't convert when migrating from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online, covering topics like attachments, budgets, inventory, payroll, price levels, progress invoicing, purchase orders, and assemblies. They explain the challenges involved …
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In this episode of the Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast, Hector and Alicia discuss and demonstrate the new forecasting feature in QuickBooks Online Advanced. They walk through creating forecasts, converting them to budgets, and provide feedback on current limitations as well as suggestions for enhancements to make forecasting more useful. …
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In this episode of the Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast, Hector and Alicia discuss new QuickBooks Online features released in January 2024, including updates to revenue recognition, a new QuickBooks Solopreneur product, and the upcoming QuickBooks Advanced Forecasting tool. They also speculate on how QuickBooks' new Live Tax offering may i…
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Is Intuit really listening? In this episode, Hector and Alicia pull back the curtain on how QuickBooks handles user feedback. Learn how to make your voice heard above the noise through targeted, helpful critiques. They'll also examine common feedback pitfalls to avoid, so your suggestions make it to the top of Intuit's priority list. Sponsors Finda…
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In this episode of the Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast, Hector and Alicia discuss preparing 1099s in QuickBooks Online for the 2024 tax season. They cover the new 1099 platform, pricing, filing deadlines, tips for ensuring 1099s go smoothly, and some of the common pain points around collecting information and filing accurate 1099 amounts.…
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Hector and Alicia highlight new features and updates in QuickBooks Online that they discovered in December 2023, such as enhancements to construction reporting, interface changes, and behaviors with QuickBooks Checking envelopes. They offer tips and feedback for accountants and bookkeepers using QBO based on these recent discoveries. Sponsors LiveF…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia discuss the upcoming changes to QuickBooks Online reports, including Intuit's plans to phase out the classic reports and transition everyone to the new modernized reports by mid-2024. They highlight some of the key problems and missing features with the new reports while also praising some of the new capabilities,…
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Hector and Alicia discuss recent small tweaks and updates in QuickBooks Online, including changes to search, bank feeds, reports, and credit card payments. They also cover some newly added features in Hector's RightTool app. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.com- https://uqb.promo/timesheets OnPay - https://uqb.promo/onpay (…
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Hector and Alicia recap top announcements from Intuit's QuickBooks Connect Conference, including a redesigned ProAdvisor program, true payroll job costing, custom KPI reporting, and a partnership with Allstate for business insurance. They discuss how these new capabilities and Intuit's messaging show a commitment to strengthening their partnership …
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Hector and Alicia react to Intuit's bombshell announcement that QuickBooks will end new subscriptions for QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, and Mac after July 31, 2024 - marking the beginning of the end for the desktop software. They discuss implications for accountants and small businesses, Intuit's motivations to move users to QuickBooks Online, t…
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Hector and Alicia unpack Intuit's overhaul of their ProAdvisor program, including an updated point system, new status tiers and benefits, and how the changes intend to add more rigor and meaning to becoming a certified ProAdvisor. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.com- https://uqb.promo/timesheets OnPay - https://uqb.promo/o…
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You know the basics of QuickBooks, but are you ready to take your skills to the next level? In this episode, Hector and Alicia discuss the key steps for going from QuickBooks beginner to pro, including getting certified, hands-on practice, utilizing online resources, and finding a mentor. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.co…
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Hector and Alicia answer your questions. From tracking expenses to their sources and properly categorizing transactions, utilizing automation, and using cost accounting techniques to calculate profit margins for individual products, customers, and sales channels. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.com- https://uqb.promo/times…
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Hector and Alicia dig into all the details and speculation around Intuit's newest cloud accounting product QuickBooks Ledger. Is it an affordable option for write-up clients or an over-hyped limited edition QBO? What does it mean for accountants and their clients? Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.com- https://uqb.promo/time…
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Alicia and Hector dive into several new features in QBO including easier payroll mapping, balance sheet budgeting, and using the cashflow planner. They also speculate what new features might be announced at QuickBooks Connect 2024. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.com- https://uqb.promo/timesheets OnPay - https://uqb.promo/…
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Hector and Alicia dive into the details of Intuit's new QuickBooks Bill Pay feature, including the different subscription tiers, how it integrates with 1099 filing, and what it means for your accounting workflows. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Keeper - https://uqb.promo/keeper OnPay - https://uqb.promo/onpay (00:00) - Welcome To Th…
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Hector and Alicia dive into two new features for QuickBooks Online - the expand/collapse capability in Custom Report Builder and the new chart of accounts templates. They walk through how these features work and provide feedback on how they could be improved. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Keeper - https://uqb.promo/keeper OnPay - h…
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In this episode, Hector and Alicia discuss recent Intuit news and developments in October 2023, including a new high school food truck program, changes to the QuickBooks Time partner program, a desktop care plan being discontinued, an audit log redesign in QBO, and the need for paid beta testers for new QBO features. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb…
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On this episode of the Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast, Hector and Alicia discuss the new features released in QuickBooks Desktop 2024, including an enhanced search capability across all lists, prepayments linked to sales orders in Enterprise, and inventory category enhancements. The hosts also consider whether a Mac version will be relea…
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Alicia and Hector cover the latest QuickBooks news, including details on QuickBooks Connect 2023, the end of the Business Planner in Desktop, and a new Assisted Bookkeeping offering. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.com- https://uqb.promo/timesheets OnPay - https://uqb.promo/onpay (00:00) - Welcome To The Unofficial QuickBo…
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Alicia and Hector cover the QuickBooks In The Know Webinar for September 2023. They discuss new developments for ProAdvisors in QBO, including the payments link for discounted rates, ongoing fixed assets improvements, the new invoicing experience, and using QBO payroll integrations. Sponsors LiveFlow - https://uqb.promo/liveflow Timesheets.com- htt…
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In this weeks episode, Hector and Alicia dive into the latest small tweaks and updates in QuickBooks Online that caught their attention. From rolling date ranges in reporting to bulk payroll editing and the demise of the business view navigation, they break down and discuss these little enhancements that left them smiling, along with pondering myst…
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