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Import journals into accounting software

Software: MoneyWorks accounting software

You need to have type, date, reference, account, description, and amount field in the spreadsheet when preparing an import file for journal transaction.

For journal transaction, use “Jn” for type field. You can either have the type field in the spreadsheet or preset it in the import MAP. The Date is the date of the journal transaction, which you can either have it in the import file or set it in the import MAP as the date of import.

The account field captured the account code, which has to be the same code you used in MoneyWorks. You do not need to have the account name as it will pick up from the system automatically. The journal memo map to the description field of the detail line and the amount field contains both debit and credit value (with a negative for credit).

Import Journal into accounting software

Import the file from the File menu once you have prepared the spreadsheet. Alternatively, you can save the import MAP if you require to import frequently.

Besides importing journals, you can also import transaction such as Invoices, order, payment or receipt transactions. MoneyWorks is a powerful system which helps an accountant ease the daily accounting task. Book a demo today to find out more about how MoneyWorks helps in managing your business finance.

The Create Journal

Software: MoneyWorks accounting software

Create Journal is a stock related journal in MoneyWorks accounting system, which uses to increase the stock quantity such as manufactured or the existing product. For example, you discovered that Product_123 has ten pieces instead of nine, you may use a Create Journal to increase the stock on hand of Product_123 instead of a full stocktake process. Use a relevant Cost of Sales or Expense account as a contra account if you are using a Create Journal instead of inventory assembly feature to increase the stock on hand of the manufactured product.

Create journal

Change the contra account to SETUP if you are using the Create Journal instead of a stocktake to record the ‘opening stock’. The SETUP account is an account used in MoneyWorks to store all the opening balances of your file.

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Monitor funds allocation in accounting software

Software: MoneyWorks accounting software

Monitoring of fund allocation is never easy, especially when there are multiple funds and projects. A school may receive funding from MOE (Ministry of Education) to upgrade the computer lab, pocket money fund for the children, or allocate a fund internally to maintain the canteen. An easy way of tracking the funding is using the job feature in MoneyWorks, create a job code for each funding and tag it to a ‘client’, the organisation that giving the fund. Assuming you received a few funding from MOE in the year 2018, you may use a job code such as MOE1801, MOE1802, etc. to differentiate it.

Job Code

Use a Receipt transaction to record the fund received and tag it to the job. The entry debits the bank and credits the income account. Then, use the job code in payment or purchase invoice transaction when there are expenses related to the job. Next, use the Job Allocation report, a new report in MoneyWorks version 8.1.5, to monitor how the fund has used once related entries have recorded.

tag transaction to job

Unlike external funding, internal funding requires to move the fund out from the bank and receiving back to indicate as a fund ‘received’ for the project. In the payment transaction, issue the fund out from the bank to a Fund Received income account, and then use a negative value on the second detail line to move the money back to the bank and tag it to the job. The payment debits the Fund Received and credits the Bank, and then debits the Bank and credit back to the Fund Received account. The transaction gross is zero as these are memo entries, you will see a deposit and a withdrawal when reconciling the bank which you can knock off without affecting the book. Similar to the external funding, you record the project related expenses via the payment and purchase invoice transaction and tag it to a job; then use the Job Allocation report to monitor the fund.

Internal funding

Job Allocation report helps monitor fund received and expenditures of both related expenses and assets purchased. Do consider upgrading to version 8.1.5 if job tracking is your priority.

Job allocation report