Before importing bank statement data, there are just THREE STEPS to follow to ensure your AccountsPrep company is set up exactly how you want it.
Step #1: Chart of Accounts
Firstly, review the Chart of Accounts selected at initial company setup - add, delete, edit and re-classify accounts as necessary according to any specific company requirements.
Step #2: Default Accounts
Next, review and confirm the default accounts used by AccountsPrep for automatic system postings e.g.
Year-end roll-forward of P&L into Retained Earnings, and
Sales and Purchase Tax accounts.
Step #3: Bank Accounts
Lastly, review the bank accounts that came with the Chart of Accounts - add, delete and rename as required.
All set up and ready to go to the bank!
With these three steps completed, you'll be ready to start importing and fast-coding your bank statements!
Note: To go on and import opening balances see the step-by-step guide here.