QuickBooks Online Chart of Accounts

There are certain accounts QBO automatically creates when a new company is created. These certain accounts can be deleted or edited and there are certain specific accounts cannot be deleted. They are integral part of QBO company account setup. These are specific accounts that cannot be deleted or used for anything else. Here are specific […]

How to setup Liquor License purchase with Notes Payable in new QuickBooks Online?

Case: Amortizable asset being paid off with Notes Payable I have an asset that needs to be amortized (a liquor license) and I’m confused about how to keep track of the payments we make on it in Quickbooks. The full price is $50K, we put $5K down, and make $750 payments each month (no interest) […]

My opening balance is incorrect? How do I edit it in new QuickBooks Online?

If the opening balance in one of your Balance Sheet accounts is wrong, you can open the register of that account and correct it from the Chart of Accounts. From the home page screen: Go the Company Gear icon (upper right corner) and click Chart of Accounts under Settings. Highlight the name of the account, then click […]

How do I transfer Opening Balance of Balance Sheet Accounts? What would be the other side of accounting entry?

As a general rule, you will use the Equity accounts for one other side entry. What you have are a possible two options. If you are transferring, opening balance from all the Balance Sheet accounts (assets and liabilities), use Opening Balance Equity (under Equity type) account. Opening Balance Equity Account will Net out to zero […]

How can I change the sorting of the chart of accounts? I want my accumulated depreciation to appear under the related asset.

It is a known issue at this time. There is no way to reorder it like in desktop version. Only way is to show cost first and then depreciation is to assign account number. See attached screen photo for reference. If you feel this feature need to be added in future revision, please add your […]

What to do when beginning balance is way off since last bank reconciliation?

There is no simple and easy answer. There may be couple of reasons why the beginning balance could change. 1) Edited or changed transaction amount after reconciliation 2) Deleted transaction amount after reconciliation 3) Changed the “R” status manually from the bank register In other words, prior months financials were restated after the bank reconciliation. […]

I accidentally deleted the Cost of Goods Sold in my Chart of Accounts. When I went to recreate it, the detail no longer includes a general COGS option. How do I re-add the top-level COGS detail?

Luckily, you cannot delete account in new QuickBooks Online. You can make it inactive only. To make it active again: Go the Chart of Accounts (Company Gear (upper right corner) > Lists > Chart of Accounts Include Active checkbox (see attached screenshot photo for reference) Chart of Accounts page will refresh itself Scroll down the […]

How do I re-sort the Chart of Accounts in new QuickBooks Online?

Chart of Accounts is currently designed to sort account names in alphabetical order only. There is no way to resort your accounts the way you want it at this time. It is numerical order if using account numbers instead of name. I like to see the following improvements on Chart of Accounts: Ability to drag […]

How to make corrections to items in the Products and Services that will flow through to past income transactions?

Yes, you can make update the products and services item that will also flow through to past transactions as well. Go back to the products and services information form and update the income account link. From the home page screen Select the Company Gear (upper-corner) Select Products and Services under Lists header Locate Name and […]