Discover how QuickBooks can help a restaurant succeed If you're a current or aspiring food-service professional, accounting probably wasn't one of the things that attracted you to the field. Yet without proper bookkeeping and financial reporting, it's very difficult for any restaurant, bar, catering operation, or other hospitality business to succeed. This book shows how you can use QuickBooks, the leading small-business accounting software, to automate financial reporting, control costs, and maximize profits in any food or beverage business. Using the operations of a fictional "Aroma Ristorante," it walks you through QuickBooks features and functions step by step, explains accounting fundamentals, and demonstrates how QuickBooks can help you solve the real-world challenges of running a food service business. Every chapter offers review problems to help you practice the skills you've learned and build critical thinking abilities Data files on the companion CD-ROM simulate restaurant scenarios and help you hone your QuickBooks expertise and financial management proficiency A comprehensive project at the end of the book helps you pull together everything you've learned as you analyze data and make business decisions Throughout, QuickBooks Tips and Accounting Tips explain how to work smarter, and Industry Interviews offer real-world tricks of the trade A companion Web site provides updated data files and coverage of the latest QuickBooks versions The first and only guide to QuickBooks and accounting fundamentals written specifically for the hospitality industry, QuickBooks for the Restaurant offers solid, step-by-step instruction, restaurant-specific examples, and coverage of industry issues, such as integration with point-of-sale systems. With special emphasis on the decision-making skills necessary to become a successful manager in the restaurant industry, QuickBooks for the Restaurant is an invaluable resource for culinary arts students and food service professionals everywhere.Neuneker, Alisa R. is the author of 'QuickBooksfor the Restaurant: A Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Track of Your Business', published 2009 under ISBN 9780470085189 and ISBN 0470085185.