Accounting Periods

Accounting periods

You will be able to view a client’s current accounting period in Clients > Company Name > Details > Edit Details. The period is also displayed in the client’s own account, in Settings > Company Details, where you can change it by clicking the Manage button on the right-hand side.

Once you define a client’s previous accounting period, you can only edit their end dates. The start date is auto-calculated, read-only.

accounting periods

If you need to edit the duration, you can manage this by changing the end date. In order to manage the start date of any period, you must change the end date of the previously completed accounting period.

editing accounting periods

Year End Process

We have tied the accounting periods with the year-end report which can now be run against your accounting periods. If you have a client with pending accounting periods where no year-end journals have been generated yet, you will be prompted to run the overdue periods in a new process called ‘Batch run’ when you come to the Year End screen:

batch run

The ‘Batch run’ functionality will also pick up any changes made to the client’s year-end accounts:

  • If journals have been deleted;
  • If accounting periods haven’t been run and are overdue;
  • If accounting periods are changed.

By taking care of these scenarios we have ensured that the Retained Profit amount correlates to the relevant accounting period. Please note, batch runs can only be completed in chronological order and transaction locking must be turned off in order to complete the year-end process.

When existing users come to the Year End screen, a notification will inform them that KashFlow will mark this as their previous accounting period. From that point on, subsequent accounting periods will be populated as above.

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