Accounting Services
Outsourced Accounting

Expertly trained accountants with a deep understanding of the software and your industry,

Family Office Accounting

High-touch technology family office accounting services that ensure security and privacy.

Bill Pay

Outsourced bill pay solution with cash flow reporting and tracked expenses.

What Are Outsourced Accounting Services and Do I Need Them?

If you are asking yourself these two questions, you've come to the right place.

What’s the Difference Between CFO and a Controller - and What Do I Need?

Although these two important roles are sometimes viewed as interchangeable there are important differences between them.

Industry Expertise
Our Key Industries

Expert knowledge and high-quality software solutions for our 5 key industries.

Construction & Real Estate

Real-time financial data and integrated job costing to generate reports and improve accountability.

Manufacturing & Distribution

Track billing of materials, implement inventory control systems, manage supplier base, and reduce unnecessary costs.


Our team has the expertise needed to navigate deposits, refunds, chargebacks, and processing fees to maximize efficiency.

Professional Services

Streamline financial operation and increase overall profitability to enable faster and smarter decisions.

Family Office Accounting

High-touch technology family office accounting services that ensure security and privacy.

Why does industry expertise matter?

Industry focus allows us to be experts in the accounting needs of the companies that operate within these industries.

Why Plumb Works With These Industries

This is another one of our favorite questions. The answer is easy: we know these industries.

Software Expertise
Sage Software

Innovative software to manage your accounting, people, payroll, payments, and more.

NetSuite Software

Integrated cloud business software suite, including business accounting, ERP, CRM and ecommerce software.

QuickBooks Software

Scalable solutions for reporting, transactions, month-end close, analysis, and more.

QuickBooks to NetSuite Migration: A Comprehensive Guide

Migrating from one accounting software platform to another is a critical undertaking for businesses. This is especially true when considering a transition from QuickBooks to NetSuite.

How do I know which Software is right for my company?

Selecting the "right" software for your company might seem like an overwhelming task, but we'd like to help make this process easier for you.

Sage Software

Innovative software to manage your accounting, people, payroll, payments, and more.

Sage Intacct

Automate the critical processes, reduce the spreadsheet headaches, and get greater visibility into real-time business performance.

Sage 300 CRE

Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate connects finances and operations to help ensure maximum profit.

Sage 100 Contractor

The all-in-one construction software that goes beyond basic accounting to put you in total command of your projects.

Sage Estimating

Build bids quickly and precisely, plus integrate with other Sage software solutions to streamline operations.

Sage Paperless

Easily store, retrieve, and route documents for accounting and operations.

Sage Service

Streamline service calls and construction projects from start to finish with web-based real-time information.

Additional Solutions

Add-on these services to improve workflow and enhance data and analytics.

How and When to Choose Construction Accounting Software?

The right tools can help you manage your construction projects efficiently, provide clarity of your finances, and ultimately help improve profitability and job success.

5 Types of Visibility Every Construction Firm Should Have.

Here we list 5 key elements to help capture insights that are pivotal to running an efficient and lucrative constriction firm.

About Plumb

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What can Plumb Do for Your Business?

At Plumb we pride ourselves on providing "clarity in accounting and stewardship in service." But what does that actually mean?

What's the Plumb Promise and What's in it for You?

We're on a continuous journey to go above and beyond for our clients. Here's how we do that.

Harnessing QuickBooks For Construction Accounting Management

Posted on June 3, 2024 at 10:27 AM
Written by Plumb

In the ever-evolving industry of construction, managing business finances with accuracy is crucial for the success of any project. QuickBooks construction accounting emerges as a beacon of efficiency, offering tailored solutions that cater specifically to the unique demands of the construction industry. This powerful tool provides a comprehensive approach to managing your project finances, from initial estimates to final invoices, ensuring that you stay on top of your financial health at every stage.

The Foundation of Construction Financial Management

QuickBooks Premier Contractor Edition stands out as an indispensable resource for construction businesses seeking to streamline their accounting practices. With its construction-specific features, it assists in planning and accounting for the numerous costs associated with significant construction projects. For mid-sized business owners exploring accounting service or software, QuickBooks offers a blend of affordability and robust functionality that is hard to match.

Tailored for Construction Needs

Understanding the critical aspects of construction accounting is essential. QuickBooks caters to this by offering features that are finely tuned to the construction industry's needs:

  • Estimate Jobs: Create detailed job estimates that serve as a foundation for budgeting and project management.
  • Change Order Management: Easily adjust original estimates to accommodate project changes, keeping financials in sync.
  • Purchase Order Creation: Generate purchase orders directly from estimates, ensuring that no material is overlooked.
  • Progress Invoicing: Invoice based on project milestones or specific items, offering flexibility in billing practices.
  • Job Cost Tracking: Merge job costing and bookkeeping to streamline your work and prevent missed charges.

Benefits for Different Contractor Types

Whether you are a general contractor or a subcontractor, QuickBooks Premier Contractor Edition brings specific benefits tailored to your operational needs:

  • For Small Contractors: Combining job costing with traditional bookkeeping can save time and increase accuracy in tracking project expenses.
  • For Growing Businesses: As your operation expands and you manage multiple crews, having precise job cost data becomes essential for profitability analysis and cost control.
  • For Cost-Conscious Contractors: Utilize QuickBooks to manage inventory effectively, reusing materials and avoiding unnecessary purchases.

Exploring Advanced Features

QuickBooks doesn’t just stop at basic accounting; it offers a suite of advanced features designed to enhance your construction accounting management:

  • Allocate Employee Time: Assign payroll costs to specific jobs and service items, ensuring accurate labor cost tracking.
  • Comprehensive Financial Reporting: Gain insights into your financial status with detailed reports tailored for construction accounting.
  • Integrated Project Management: Link financial data with project milestones, enhancing your ability to manage budgets and timelines effectively.

Accounting Management for Construction Businesses

For mid-sized construction businesses keen on learning more about the different facets of accounting software and financial management expertise, QuickBooks construction accounting offers a powerful solution. Its construction-specific features and tools provide a solid foundation for managing complex project finances, from estimating and job costing to invoicing and reporting. By harnessing the capabilities of QuickBooks, construction businesses can achieve a new level of financial clarity and operational efficiency, paving the way for successful project outcomes and business growth.


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