Fredonia Technology Incubator to offer QuickBooks workshop

Sham Baghat

A workshop on the accounting software program QuickBooks, conducted by Fredonia accountant Sham Baghat, will be offered on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, as part of its Entrepreneurial Workshop Series.

At the session, Mr. Baghat will help small business owners more easily manage their finances and taxes through the use of QuickBooks. The workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is required via the incubator website.

Baghat has set up clients and trained them how to use QuickBooks since the software program was released for the Windows operating system in 1990. Baghat, managing director of Baghat & Laurito-Baghat, CPAs, was also one of the first professionals in Chautauqua County to obtain the QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor designation from Intuit in 1999. He has provided hundreds of clients with QuickBooks setup, training, and cleanup services both personally and through his CPA firm.

Additionally, Baghat has taught several QuickBooks classes, including how QuickBooks can be used to facilitate the preparation of taxes and accurate financial statements for lenders, management and advisors of various organizations.

“I have always believed and taught that to use QuickBooks to its potential you must learn at least the basics of accounting/bookkeeping,” Baghat said. “Otherwise it’s like the old adage ‘garbage in, garbage out!'”

More information is available at (716) 680-6009 or via email. To register, fill out a brief online survey so the workshop can be tailored most closely to the attendees’ needs. The survey is also available at on the incubator website.