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The purpose of this assignment is to have students become familiar with an accounting software package that accommodates job costing. Students will set up projects, enter job costs, and produce project related output reports in QuickBooks.


Set up jobs (projects).

In QuickBooks, “jobs” are called “projects.” Set up two projects in QuickBooks, “Project 2022-01” and “Project 2022-02.” Go to QuickBooks and login to your company. Go to the “Projects” menu on the left hand side of the screen. Click “Start a Project.”

Enter the “Project Name” “2022-01.” Under the customer field, choose “Add New” and enter the customer name “Thunder Lope.” Click “Save.” The screen will now show the details of this project. To get back to the list of your projects, click the “All Projects” arrow at the upper left-hand side of the screen. There will now be a green “New Project” button on the right-hand side of the screen. Click “New Project,” enter the project name “2022-02,” and choose the customer “Thunder Lope.” Click “Save.”


Enter necessary accounts.

Choose the “Accounting” menu from the left-hand side of the screen and select “Chart of Accounts.” Click “New” (green button on the upper right side of the screen).

Enter the “Account Type” as “Other Expense,” the “Detail Type” as “Other Miscellaneous Expense,” and the “Name” of “Manufacturing Overhead Applied.” Click “Save and Close.”


Calculate and enter job (project) costs.

Your company assembles residential houses. It uses a job-costing system with two direct-cost categories (direct materials and direct labor) and one indirect-cost pool (assembly support). Direct labor-hours is the allocation base for assembly support costs. In December 2021, your company budgets 2022 assembly-support costs to be $8,800,000 and 2022 direct labor-hours to be 220,000.

The following information pertains to two of your company’s jobs that were started and completed in 2022 for customer “Thunder Lope.”

Project 2022-01 Project 2022-02

Direct Materials costs $106,550 $127,450

Direct Labor Costs $36,250 $41,130

Direct Labor Hours 970 hours 1,000 hours

Sales Price $250,000 $280,000

Assume the following:

1. The company uses normal costing,

2. Direct materials and direct labor are paid for on a contract basis.

3. All expenses, including overhead, can be entered via summary journal entries dated at the end of the year.

4. All job-related costs can be entered directly into the cost of goods sold account since the jobs are completed and sold.

Go to QuickBooks and login to your company. Click the “+ New” button at the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Under the “Other” column, choose “Journal Entry.” Using the information above, enter the revenues, direct materials, direct labor, and overhead costs via summary journal entry in QuickBooks. Be sure to date your entry 12/31/2022, and to identify the project that the sales and cost of goods sold are related to. Do not enter a project name for the cash received from sales, cash paid for direct materials and direct labor, or for the Manufacturing Overhead Applied.

For each project, you will need to enter the following:

12/31/22 Cash (project sales price)

Sales Revenue (at sales price, identify project #)

12/31/22 Cost of Goods Sold (total project cost, identify project #)

Cash (cost of DM & DL for project)

Manufacturing Overhead Applied (calculate based on info above)


Prepare a “Project Profitability Report” for each job.

Choose the “Projects” menu from the left hand side of the screen. Click on project “2022-01.” Select the “Project Reports” tab, and choose the “View” button on the Project Profitability line.

Save your Project Profitability Report for job 2022-01 to a pdf file named LastnameFirstinitial.ACC360.QB1.202201.

Repeat this process for job 2022-02. Save your Project Profitability Report for job 2022-02 to a pdf file named LastnameFirstinitial.ACC360.QB1.202202.

Submit both files in your digital classroom.

Congratulations! You have completed your assignment.