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Old June 8th, 2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Chart of Accounts?

Is there a suggested chart of accounts for videographers posted anywhere? Covering such things as tapes, DVD-Rs, cases, equipment, etc? I'm trying to get Quickbooks setup, and it would be helpful to be able to have a COA that is more-or-less specific to videography.

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Old June 8th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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heh.... I've been using QB for 3 years for my biz and I basically built it slowely as I needed it. Unfortunately I think the CoA is highly tailored to how much "visibility": you want for each segment / expense in your biz. For example, if you put all consumables (tape, batteries, printer toner, etc) into one "consumables" account, then you wouldn't know how much is spent for tape compared to toner (if you cared about that).

I think the best way to proceed is to setup basic categories and when you need a change, make it. That way you don't try to force your accounting work flow into MY accounting work flow, which may be entirely different.
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