Understanding Your Accounting Start Date

Eddie Davis -

FINSYNC uses an Accounting Start Date so that your reports (Balance Sheet, etc.) are accurate. By default, your accounting start date is set to the first day of the calendar month during which you created your business profile.  
Example: If you create your profile on 1/20/2015, then your start date is automatically set to 1/1/2015.

Checking your accounting start date is easy. Follow these steps:

1)  Go to "Banking" and click "Settings."


2)  Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section titled "Account Balances"

3)  You can see your accounting start date in the top of this section.


Additional Notes:

  • When you sync a bank account with FINSYNC, it pulls transactions back 90 days into the system. 
  • Only the transactions on and after your accounting start date will be reflected in your reports.
  • You should account for your financial activity before your accounting start date in your opening balances.
  • Outstanding bills and receivables should be created as invoices and bills in FINSYNC and not accounted for in opening balances.

All Finished!


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