Using QuickBooks® desktop version, DM YARD SERVICES: AN ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE PROJECT WITH QUICKBOOKS guides students in creating a company and conducting a year’s accounting transactions, from cash receipts, cash disbursements and payroll to petty cash and recurring transactions. Each month, students answer questions regarding internal controls, ethics, financial decision-making, tax treatment of items, as well as complete a monthly task and to-do list. Quarterly student-led discussions examine the company’s financial and business status. At year end, students complete account analysis with ratio computations and flow-charting and prepare business/personal income tax returns using source documents. A grading rubric compiles monthly assessments to ensure positive outcomes and to enable you to identify areas for review. This unique, practical experience gives students confidence in tackling challenging tasks, applying their accounting knowledge, and progressing independently.