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Webinar 1 - Labor, Burden and Useful Time-Based Reports

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Whether you outsource payroll or run it in-house using an Intuit subscription, payroll is the key to getting labor costs in your job cost reports. Since labor is without a doubt the hardest cost to estimate, track, and analyze, learning how to leverage standard QuickBooks labor-related reports can be both an illuminating and useful means of identifying and reducing slippage and improving estimating. This webinar will include the following topics:

  • Identifying WHAT you want to track – how much detail is “right” for you?
  • Calculating burdened cost per billable hour
  • Getting burdened labor cost figures into job cost reports using a payroll subscription
  • Getting burdened labor cost figures into job cost reports using outsourced payroll
  • Reporting estimated vs. actual hours of labor per job, per task
  • Reporting estimated vs. actual dollars of labor cost per job, per task
  • Tweaking standard reports to show percentages of time spent on specific tasks, as well as employee utilization rate
  • Using time-based reports to identify needed skillsets (for your next hire)


  • Melanie Hodgdon

    President of Business Systems Management, co-author of A Simple Guide to Turning a Profit as a Contractor, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and popular speaker, Melanie Hodgdon works with clients to identify financial and procedural challenges and to generate realistic solutions that reflect the resources and style of their companies. Applying a blend of logic, insight, and experience with hundreds of contractors, she creates company-specific solutions to help contractors operate more profitably.

    She has developed a library of QuickBooks file templates, designs estimating and financial analysis tools, and provides customized procedural manuals designed to promote consistency and continuity in office practices.

    Melanie has been her clients’ “easy button” since 1994.

February 26, 2020
Wed 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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