QuickBooks: Basic Users Guide

Bridget Jackson CPA, Manager, PPA Business Consultant

Accounting is an aspect of photography you probably never thought you’d need, but basic managerial accounting is a must for running your own business!

In this class, Bridget Jackson, manager of Studio Management Services, teaches you about the tools you need to successfully manage the income and expenses of your studio.

You’ll learn how QuickBooks easily allows you to understand your finances through helpful categorization of cash inflow and outflow. With this program, you’ll learn everything from creating invoices and recording expenses to reconciling bank and credit card accounts, paying sales taxes and creating financial statements.

QuickBooks can do it all, and with Bridget’s help, so will you!

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Bridget Jackson Bio

Bridget Jackson is a Certified Public Accountant and the lead advisor with PPA's Studio Management Services. She has worked with small businesses for over fifteen years and has been with PPA for the last seven. Bridget enjoys educating thousands of photographers on the business of photography and working one-on-one with hundreds more to help them understand business concepts that can help them achieve their goals. Whether it is greater profitability, a better work/life balance, creating personal financial security, or questions on taxes and bookkeeping, Bridget is an all-in-one resource for studio management.  She’s leveraged her expertise by overseeing the 2008 and 2010 Benchmark Surveys, using the data collected to create tools and resources to aid photographers in implementing the results with their own studios. 

Bridget has brought a wealth of financial knowledge and experience to PPA, and has quickly become an industry expert on the financial operation of a photography business. If you have any questions for her about your business, or would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation, you are welcome to contact her at sms@ppa.com. Find out why so many photographers say they owe their business’s success to the time they’ve spent with Bridget!