I have set about to provide, in an easy-to-read instructional manner, valuable and useful content on the humungous topic of QuickBooks. It runs in a logical series covering from the time you sit down to figure out which accounting software to buy, to setting QuickBooks up and then using the different modules in it.

There really is no end to this information as it is ever changing, so I intend to constantly update this site with new material and helpful tips about QuickBooks, news, training, the desktop and online versions, and some accounting tips that pertain to QuickBooks use. I hope you find these articles helpful.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Your Trainer,

Larry Johnson


Vancouver, BC


New 2015 QuickBooks Online Accountant Now in Canada

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in News Updates | 0 comments

Listen up out there you QB ProAdvisors! It has finally arrived in Canada – the new QB’s Online Accountant version. Has it reached the same functionality as QB Desktop? I guess it depends on what your needs are, but Intuit is slowly moving towards filtering out the Desktop version, so you need to slowly integrate your clients, because this is the new technology that will in time – replace QB Desktop. In saying that, until QBO and QBOA provide me with a payroll that does the same type of job costing from payroll, then I will...

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2015 CDN QB’s R4 Fixes b/u Failure

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in News Updates | 0 comments

Since I first blogged about this problem back on November 19, 2014 and subsequently updated the info, Intuit finally got around to fixing the Backup problem with the R4 release for the 2105 Canadian QuickBooks Desktop Accountants version but… not without its hiccups. First I went to Help/Update QuickBooks. Next QB’s did the Upgrade to the company files which went okay. Then I decided to check to see if the backup would work. While it was doing the verify data I received an error message which said it had detected a problem and I...

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2015 CDN QBs Desktop Backup Failure!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in News Updates | 0 comments

Not sure if any of you have encountered this problem but my 2015 Canadian QuickBooks Desktop Premier Accountant version is giving me this error message when I try to do a backup. First I tried the Back Icon then I went to File/Create a Backup and received the same message. This is occurring during the Verify data integrity check. Not sure if you can read it so I will help you. It says – QuickBooks has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available I...

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UPDATE: The latest Skinny on the Canadian QuickBooks Online Version

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in News Updates | 1 comment

Since most of us that are Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors are constantly upgrading ourselves, and taking advantage of the Webinars that Intuit offers us, here’s the latest info that I learned about the Canadian QB’s Online (QBO) version. Although you can export the company file information to QBO, it will have to be done using the “Lists”, i.e. Customer, Vendor, Items, etc. One of the more important areas that I was interested in was JOB COSTING. QBO Payroll still does not have the capability to Job Cost, meaning...

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Having Troubles Logging into QuickBooks Online using Chrome?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in News Updates | 0 comments

I am passing this along from a learned colleague in case any of you are having trouble logging in to QuickBooks Online Accountant using Chrome. This is a simple fix – use another browser. If you can’t log in with Chrome you can still log in with Firefox or Internet Explorer. Hey, I have to have Internet Explorer on my system because that is required for some features in QuickBooks Desktop, and even for some features in QuickBooks Online (you have to use IE to export your data back to QuickBooks Desktop, for example). QuickNotes:...

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The New and Improved QuickBooks Online – you Decide

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in News Updates | 2 comments

For those of you that I have spoken with, maybe Intuit has listened and improved the QuickBooks Online for all of us to use. Therefore, I am sharing this email with you that I received from Intuit to see what you think of the new QuickBooks Online. Don’t forget to voice you’re opinion at the end of this email. The new and improved QuickBooks is here Redesigned based on customer feedback Hi Larry,Let me start by saying customer feedback guides...

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What you Need to Know about Converting QB Desktop to QB Online

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in News Updates | 0 comments

First off, since many of you visit this site for information, I must state that I did not write this blog, it was written by Esther Friedberg Karp and it appeared in the Intuit Accountants News Central. Having said that I found it very informative and possibly useful, so I am passing it on to you. The following is the content from her blog. Many of you  have been waiting for it anxiously and now it’s here. You can now import Canadian QuickBooks for Windows companies into QuickBooks Online (QBO) and can keep the company’s transaction...

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Simple Tax is a Free Alternative to Filing Your Canadian Tax

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in News Updates | 0 comments

There is a new Canadian product that came out this year called Simple Tax and not only is it a very good product – but right now it is FREE! Yes, it’s free and there are no strings attached, although I’m sure once you use it, you will want to contribute to this three person company. Its user friendly, but the best thing I learned about it – the support is within 24 hours and for me it was the same day with Allison. Yes we conversed by email, but Allison made sure that my problem was corrected and that allowed me to...

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KANDY Outdoor Flooring Testimonial

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Testimonials | 0 comments

I am pleased to take the opportunity to commend Larry on the exemplary service and advice that he provided to me recently. I am the founder of KANDY Outdoor Flooring and began operating the company in early 2012. I was challenged to find a reasonable solution for my books that provided both robust and secure features in a cloud environment that was also reasonably priced and worked in a MAC environment. I finally found QuickBooks Online and forged ahead with this program. I soon realized that QuickBooks Online does not have a very large...

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Further to the Sales Receipts Bug in QB’s Online Version

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in News Updates | 1 comment

Further to this on going problem with the Sales Receipt bug in QuickBooks Online, I received a call from the QBO Tech Support person that I had been dealing with. He informed me that the Journal Entry that I had entered in to zero out the amount in the Customer Account, now had to be deleted. Just what I needed, more complications to a major problem. Really! Why? Well, because the duplication that couldn’t be seen in the Customer Centre account was actually a Journal Entry that had been entered to record the sale. Okay, so I went back...

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