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Job Cost Reporting in QuickBooks 2012

If you choose the Reports→Jobs, Time & Mileage command, QuickBooks 2012 displays a submenu of almost two dozen different reports that supply job costing information. The report titles are pretty self-explanatory. Some reports give job profitability, such as the Job Profitability Summary report. Some reports identify the estimates associated with a particular job. Other reports compare job estimates with actual job costs. You get the picture.


Obviously, you want to experiment with these reports if you do begin to use job costing. These reports let you slice and dice your job accounting data in a bunch of different ways. You should be able to use these reports (albeit with perhaps some modifications) to supply most of the information that you need to make good job costing decisions and to manage job costs.

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