A Profit & Loss Report lists your turnover less your Cost of Sales to give you your Gross Profit. Expenses are then subtracted from your Gross Profit to give you your net profit.
Running the Report
Access your Profit & Loss report by going to
Projects > Click on the Project > Profit & Loss
Using the date fields specify the Start Date and End Date for the report. P&L reports are usually run for financial years, meaning your Start Date should usually be the financial year start and the End Date would be the last day of your financial year. If required, select “Show breakdown by product/sub-Purchase Code”. When ready, click Run Report.
Understanding the Report
The next page of your report will list your whole P&L. It will give you a total of how much each Nominal Code has made (or lost) over the period you have selected. By totalling all these figures and subtracting the appropriate amounts you will be left with a Gross Profit and a Net Profit.
Nominal Code in the wrong section
If you have noticed that you have got a Nominal Code recorded as Turnover when it is an Expense then you have misclassified the Nominal. You can easily correct this by clicking the edit Turnover, COS & Expense classificationslink beneath the report.
From the next page, classify your Nominal Code using the selector. Please note support cannot advise on where your Nominal Codes should be classified, if you are unsure you should talk to your accountant.
Nominal Code should be on the Balance Sheet
If you have got a nominal code on your P&L report when really it should be on your Balance Sheet then you have misclassified the Nominal. You can easily correct this by clicking the
Edit Turnover, COS & Expense classifications link beneath the report.
From the next page, classify your nominal code using the selector to select Balance Sheet and click Update. You will then need to go into
Tools & Reports > General Reports > Balance Sheet > Run Report > Click “edit your Balance sheet settings here” beneath the report > Change the nominal to be an appropriate balance sheet item > Update
Please note support cannot assistance on how a nominal code should be classified, if you are unsure you should check with your accountant.