The Trouble with Job Costing

Over many years and many discussions I found that Deltek Vision’s concept of job costing is still a stumbling stone for many accounting specialist, especially when it comes to explain this to their accountant at year end.

The main issue with this is probably because most consultants will tell these firms to offset the values in the job cost credit account with actual payroll cost and it will never tie out. Let me try to fix this later in this post.

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Deltek Vision: Tracking Your Company Vehicle Costs With Units

Does your company track company vehicle cost? Did you ever wonder if you charge enough for their usage back to the client?

One way of doing this is using some of the advanced features in the Units Info Center. In the unit definition there is a field called Credit Account. If you put a valid financial account into this field, Vision will start posting offsetting credits for any unit that has cost assigned to it, similar to what the Job Cost Variance account does.

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Deltek Vision: Project Structures Vs. Organizational Structures

The longest and hardest fought over sessions in a Vision implementation are always project numbering and project structures.

While project numbering is usually defined by a legacy application or legacy filing system (and it’s less of an issue as most people think) I came across some misconceptions on Vision’s Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and how to use them.

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