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Use Phase Accounting in Construction

This is the best form of cost accounting to use for a new home contractor or an additions contractor. If you are building up to 20 homes per year, this is the type of accounting you should be using in your company.

Using QuickBooks in Construction Accounting


Over the last 17 years I have become a fan of QuickBooks over other accounting software.  Having been involved in construction accounting, I have set up over 9 different construction clients on this software.  Overall it is the easiest and one of [...]

Construction Draw Schedule – Ranch Model Home


This is a basic draw schedule explanation for an A-frame ranch model home.  This article details the draw schedule format illustrated below.  It details the approximate percentages for the respective phases of construction and explains how the [...]

How to Use Class Accounting in Construction


Class accounting is a form of accounting whereby the revenues and direct costs are grouped into divisions within the company.  It is a very effective form of accounting in construction.  Learning how to use class accounting in construction is easy [...]

Construction Draw Schedule


A construction draw schedule is a financial tool used by contractors in identifying percentage of completion points in the project for the bank to advance proceeds to the contractor. The construction draw schedule is instrumental in keeping the [...]

Use Phase Accounting in Construction – Part II (Trades)


The most effective form of a financial feedback loop in residential construction is phase accounting.  Phase accounting is a subset of cost accounting and generates accurate information in the world of new home and residential additions for small [...]
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