Good accounting software for small business?

I just bought a small neighborhood market. What is a good accounting software or program? How much does it cost? Where do I purchase one? What will it do? If I buy one, will I be able to fire my CPA and do on
my own?
Thanks in advance.
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Quickbooks will probably fill your needs.

A couple of hundred to a couple of thousand depending on what add-ons you want and what version you get.

Any decent office supply store, Wal-Mart even (I guess), Office Max, Office Depot, etc.......or on-line.

Well, that depends on your abilities.
The one thing I've noiticed is that it will make your mistakes glaringly obvious.
Software - any software - is not a replacement for knowing what you're doing. From the few posts you have made, it seems that you don't have a clue as to what you are doing. So maybe it's a good investment in the services of a CPA, EA or just a good bookkeeper to help you settle into your business routine and headed down the correct path. Then, after you get your feet wet running the business, and that learing curve is behind you, you can tackle the issue of learning how to do the books and taxes.

Accounting software just does accounting. You would need other software, or the services of a CPA, EA or good tax preparer to get your returns done properly. But in both cases GIGO rules apply. The software is only as good as you are.
Again, see above for my advice to get the professional help you need through your first year. I know you think it's going to be expensive, but you have no idea what you are going to run up on if you go it alone. One thing you probably would like to do is be in business a year, two, five and ten from now. The odds stack against you without help and guidance. The reason franchises are so successful is the support they get. You don't have that support, and you want to fire whatever help you now have?
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Paul A. Thomas, CPA
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Many small businesses handle their own bookkeeping but you will need help starting out and assistance along the way, especially at year-end and tax time. Quickbooks and Peachtree and other accounting software packages make the data entry part of accounting easier but they do not give complete financial statements for tax returns or for getting a bank loan. Before you "fire your CPA", ask other (successful) business owners how they handle their accounting and also talk to your current accountant about transitioning to doing more of the routine work yourself.
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Thank you Paul and JOhn
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