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10 Best Practices in QuickBooks Online

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Alicia Katz Pollock
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Use QuickBooks Online more effectively! You’ll learn how to avoid (and fix) common mistakes in QBO bank feeds, how to properly classify transactions, and best practices for recordkeeping.

You'll learn about:

  • Customizing your settings
  • Refining your Chart of Accounts
  • Creating your products and services
  • Managing your vendors list
  • Meals vs. owner draws
  • Using undeposited funds
  • Proper use of the banking feed
  • Maintaining supporting documentation
  • Reconciling properly
  • Getting help when you need it


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize common errors that will prevent your QBO from getting cluttered with bad data
  • Identify common Banking and Reconciliation errors.
  • List best practices for managing receipts and meals.


Instructional Level


Course Length

1 hour

Course Credits

1 CPE, Certificate of Completion

Field of Study

Computer Software & Applications

Delivery Method

QAS Self-Study

Suggested Prerequisites

Who should take this QuickBooks Online Best Practices class?

  • Business owners and employees who maintain their company’s financial records
  • Students and job-seekers will boost their employment marketability
  • Entrepreneurs and new business owners who are just getting started, and want to make sure they have solid business knowledge so that they can succeed
  • Seasoned users looking to glean essential nuggets of information to make using QuickBooks easier and faster than before
  • Bookkeepers and Accountants who wish to brush up on their skills.

Advance Preparation 



QuickBooks Online Best Practices Course Description

After working with hundreds of business owners and bookkeeping professionals, Alicia has seen all kinds of crazy bookkeeping. She’s managed to distill those bad habits down into the top 10 mistakes people make in QuickBooks Online. She wants to make sure you don’t make them, too!

This one-hour course highlights the Top 10 best practices that you’ll want to get right, saving yourself wasted time and money. 

We’ll start with words of wisdom about setting up your account, and dialing in your chart of accounts and products & services. Then we’ll look at recordkeeping, from receipts to understanding what qualifies as a tax-deductible expense. We’ll finish up by taking a look at some of QBO’s “quirks” so you know proper use of the software. 

It’s important to implement these best practices right at the beginning of your QuickBooks file. It’s a lot more expensive and time consuming to fix a file than it is to get trained to do it right in the first place!



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Evergreen Content

You'll have lifetime access to the on-demand course including all handouts and class material, including future updates. You'll also be able to ask questions in the Q&A forum and get answers, even years later. You can pause, rewind, speed up, and watch again later as you apply what you learn to each situation as it crops up.


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Course Credits: 1 CPE, Certificate of Completion. Must be awarded within one year of enrollment.

Course Updated: December 2021
Course Page Updated: November 2023

Here is the course outline:

Download the Handout

Download your class handout here

Download the handout here
Glossary of Terms
Credit Cards in Business Class Handout

Watch the Recordings - 10 Best Practices for QBO

This is the recording of the class you attended. Watch and rewatch it until it all makes sense!

QBO Best Practices Intro
Business View vs Accountant View - Confirm Your View!
Best Practices #1 - Customize Your Settings
#2 Refine Your Chart of Accounts
#3 Products and Services List
#4 Manage Your Vendors List
#5 Proper Categorization
#6 Use Undeposited Funds
#7 Don't Add Income from the Banking Feed
#8 Reconcile Properly
#9 Supporting Documentation
#10 Getting Help
Best Practices - Conclusion
Review: 10 Best Practices


Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

Evaluation & Participation Survey
Quiz: 10 Best Practices


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise CPE Certificate
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