QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Desktop vs. Excel


QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Desktop vs. Excel, QuickBooks and Excel accounting cycle, reporting financial transaction to both QuickBooks and Excel compare and contrast.

What you’ll learn

  • Analyze the core functionalities of QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, and Excel for accounting tasks.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each platform in handling accounting transactions.
  • Execute common accounting transactions in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, and Excel.
  • Conduct transactional analysis in the vendor, customer, and employee accounting cycles across all three platforms.
  • Create, manage, and interpret financial statements and related reports in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, and Excel.
  • Perform bank reconciliation procedures in both QuickBooks versions and mimic the process in Excel.
  • Apply adjusting entries at the month or year-end to align financial statement reports to their accounting basis across all three platforms.
  • Examine the management of different accounting bases such as accrual, cash, or tax basis in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, and Excel.
  • Compare and contrast the workflows in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, and Excel and decide on the best platform based on specific requirements.


Would we like to run our business better using accounting software?

Would we like to better understand accounting concepts, how they apply to accounting software, and work accounting problems MUCH faster?

Would we like to advance our career by increase our skills with business software?

This comprehensive QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop & Excel course can help to achieve these goals

Why choose this course?

Current video content means all QuickBooks lectures are done recently as of this post rather than adding a few new videos to content from prior years.

This course also includes:

  • Excel worksheet that are formatted so that we can concentrate on the accounting relationships and on using the fundamentals of Excel.
  • PDF files providing a reference to material as well as the ability to work part of the problem without internet connection
  • QuickBooks backup files allowing us to jump to future parts of the course of go back to prior components.

Who will we be learning from?

You will be learning from somebody who has technical experience in accounting concepts and in accounting software like QuickBooks, as well as experience teaching and putting together curriculum.

You will be learning from somebody who is a:

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant
  • CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • CPS – Certifies Post-Secondary Instructor
  • Curriculum Development Export

As a practicing CPA the instructor has worked with many technical accounting issues and helped work through them and discuss them with client of all levels.

As a CPS and professor, the instructor has taught many accounting classes and worked with many students in the fields of accounting, business, and business applications.

The instructor also has a lot of experience designing courses and learning how students learn best and how to help students achieve their objectives. Experience designing technical courses has also help in being able to design a course in a logical fashion and deal with problems related to technical topics and the use of software like QuickBooks Pro.

How will we be Taught?

We will learn by doing, by providing a presentation, and providing the tools to work through the processes presented. Learning QuickBooks and Excel is something best learned by doing, by applying skills to the QuickBooks application.

A partial list of topics covered is below.

  • Start a New Company File
  • Accounting Methods
  • Enter Data for the First Month of Operations
  • Enter Data for the Second Month of Operation
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Adjusting Entries and Reversing Entries

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