Automated Construction System
Automated System

Step-by-step instructions on how to set up Retention and create Chart Of Accounts in QuickBooks.

Ensure Project Completion
Ensure Project Completion

Guarantee the performance of your subcontractor and safeguard your client's project against undesirable outcome.

Retention Report
Retention Report

Eliminate errors and generate invoices by carefully running a report to show how much a client owes you.

Retention Set Up For Job Costing

Are you frustrated with QuickBooks For Contractors and the lack of Retention tracking?

A correctly set-up Retention in QuickBooks Desktop is the key to generating valuable and timely reports. Use it to track who owes you money and how much they owe. Start by learning the basics and discover how easy it is to add more money to your construction company.

Construction Accounting Vs. Regular Accounting

Learn the necessary principles particular to your industry and the importance of understanding the difference between other types of accounting.

Works For Clients And Subcontractors

Motivate your subcontractors to complete the project on time and within budget and give your clients peace of mind by preparing a retention plan.

Enable Collections Center

Quickly and easily manage your outstanding receivables by taking advantage of the Collections Center features in QuickBooks Desktop, making changes as needed, and sending emails for balance dues.

Key Takeaways

Discover insightful lessons with each module, gain actionable tips for your bookkeeping processes, and pick up strategies to overcome the challenges of keeping your accounts up to date.

Choose A Pricing Option

After taking two college weekend classes to learn QuickBooks for our company's accounting needs and NOT getting my specific questions answered, I attended a QuickBooks seminar run by Randal and quickly learned that he had the help and answers I needed.

As a wife doing the books part-time, I am very thankful for his help and insight into our company's precise needs.

Painter's Wife
Everett, WA

Painter Testimonial

What You'll Learn

Access to the best available tools and information is vital to almost any operation, but it is especially crucial in the competitive construction and home service industry. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

Understand Construction Accounting

The difference between Construction Accounting and Regular Accounting.

Discuss-Construction Accounting Academy

The value of accurate Job Costing and a properly set up Chart of Accounts.

Recognize-Construction Accounting

How Retention is an Asset until the client pays the balance owed.

Apply Retention Construction Accounting Academy

Retention in QuickBooks Chart of Accounts and add a line for Retainage.

Create Template Construction Accounting

A Report Template using a memorized report list and add Retention Receivable.

Understand Construction Accounting

The difference between Construction Accounting and Regular Accounting.

I found your Change Order How-To video on YouTube and really like how you have it set up and appreciate the pointers you have to offer.

Because I am tired of these customers constantly changing stuff on us and creating delays or extra work. I need to start being compensated for my time, but I want to make sure I am doing it the right way. Thank you for your assistance.

Home Improvement Contractor
Hanover, VA

Home Improvement Contractor Testimonial
Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?

This course is for contractors, accountants, bookkeepers, administrators, and business professionals in the construction and home service industry using QuickBooks Desktop as their primary accounting software. And whose business is within $0 and $5,00,000 in annual sales. No prerequisites or advanced lessons are required.

We developed a comprehensive bookkeeping system and added valuable content to QuickBooks to make it work for owners and employees in the construction industry.

Who is this course NOT for?

Who is this course NOT for?

This course is NOT for construction industry professionals using accounting software other than QuickBooks Desktop or whose business earns more than $5,000,000 annually. There is much more detail and depth to consider for larger contractors.

This course focuses on the unique aspects of construction accounting not dealt with in other industries. If you are not a contractor, accountant, administrator, or business professional in the construction and home service industry, then this course is not for you.


Randal DeHart

Randal is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert, and Xero Accounting Specialist.´╗┐

This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective that allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant, and construction accountant.

This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves.

He Is A Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development.

His exhaustive study of several leading experts, including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis, and dozens of others, was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping is based and continues to evolve and improve.

Randal DeHart