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I am running a bookkeeping workshop for small business owners.
It is on this Friday, 23 August 2013 at 10:00 am at the Blacktown BEC.
The presentation will cover the basics of bookkeeping and financial management for small business owners. I will demonstrate basic bookkeeping tasks using Free Accounting Software. Participants will learn how to set up and maintain bookkeeping records for their business and how to prepare and lodge their BAS and make sure that it is correct.
To register go to http://www.stickytickets.com.au/11985/basic_bookkeeping_for_business_owners_blacktown.aspx
or call the BEC on (02) 9011 6812.
I have a customer who regularly pays the incorrect amount on their invoices, either more or less. How can i apply a different amount to the invoice payment when reconciling.
thanks in advance
For some reason when I entered the opening balance for the bank account being the 30/06/2012 it keeps coming up with this error:
Error: trying to add entry with postingDate 2012-06-30 but entriesClosedToDate is 2012-06-30
What am I doing incorrectly? Thanks Victor.
How do I enter my Activity Statements manually? Ones I lodge and pay PAYG Activity Statements to the ATO, what kind of entry do I need to do to move these from Liabilities into expenses as paid? Same with Super. How do I record the actual payment to a Super fund? Thank you, Pavel
When I granted access to another user I was unable to provide them with any access levels. I might want a user to be able to create payable entries but not the bank entries etc.
If I make a cash payment, do I put down GST applicable or not, since I am technically paying GST but indirectly.
Is it possible to create a customer statement showing outstanding invoices?
I am setting up the Sales Invoice and the basic layout appears fine but I as I am not registered for GST I was wondering whether you had a template already for something like this. Also where do I adjust the header so that the it says "Invoice" instead of "Tax Invoice" or have I been given bad advice.
I want to email Invoices & Receipts to more than one email address, however when I add the second "To" email address, I get a "Returned mail" informing me that...
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
(* substituted for the real address)
I used a semicolon to separate the individual email addresses.
Is this the right way to do it?
Is it possible to do this?
Needing to add a general comment to the body of the invoice- How can i add a general comment to the body of the invoice?? I have tried to add a general comment with the amount column being ZERO but it wont save the entry to show on the invoice? Please help
how many key strokes do you get per line ?, as I had a detailed invoice and only a couple of lines showed up on the PDF
I'm trying to get my head around how Measurables can be used for both payroll earnings types and also for inventory but there's nothing at all in the manual about how these are meant to be configured. Any help on how these are meant to be used?
How we post the CN/DN inside the account?
it's using receivable worksheet/ payable worksheet?
Can I import data from my CRM system or my database to create invoice and manage my receivable?
If this year is 2012. Can I do the year 2010 account?
There only appears to be allowance for one bank account (or have I missed something). I am dealing with 4 separate bank accounts or divisions within one main account. Is this possible ?
I may be trying to overcomplicate the system. However I am used to a chart of accounts being set up in a hierachy which facilitates reports.
EG 4-5000 Income
4-5001 Men's Shed
4-5300 Event Income
4-6000 Play Group
And so on, without this distinction I'm puzzled how the income from various organisations can be reported seperately and in a similar manner expenses.
Your advice would be appreciated as it didn't seem to be included in any of the video's or the manual
If I have two divisions, how do I just work in and view one?
Hello, and sorry in advance about asking questions that may have already been asked.
I have been working with the software for a while and it is great! I have been working exclusively with cash, but now gearing up to use the business bank account as well for payments and expenses.
My questions are as follow:
1) where do I enter my opening bank statement balance.
2) how should I write down direct debit? is it still consider under "cash"?
3) same question if someone deposit payment directly to my account. do I still do the receipt under "cash"?
4) How do I write down debit card transactions?
Thank you in advance, and keep up with the good work!
How do I show my 'cash worksheet' transactions FROM a certain date TO a certain date. I want to see them Month-by-Month. - Not 'AS AT' date, where it shows every transaction up to that date.
Thanks in advance
Great app by the way, getting use to it quickly now. Just another question, can I enter a sale ex gst and get it to calc accordingly ?
e.g. I enter sale item value of 100, application fills in gst of 10, and total of 110
Hello Glen. I'm wondering if there is a way that I can easily view my exported XBRL General Ledger files?
Hi looks really good, just started to use this but I am unsure about the taxes. I have set up my PAYG tax and put NA in all the fields but it still show the tax as GST on all the customer pdf tax/invoice. Since I am not registered for GST is it ok to give my customers an invoice which declares I have collected GST from them and if not how do I set it to calculate my 3 monthly PAYG without it appearing on my customers invoices, Thanks James
How do I change my Login username?
Can I log-in from my iPhone of iPad?
My name is Bianca and I am new to this software.
I may have overlooked, but I couldn't find a video on how to create your own credit sales invoice?
I would like to create a customised invoice; adding my logo and also payment details for my clients. Where and what fields do I enter the payment details? My clients can pay directly into my bank account and also via PayPal.
Your guidance is highly valued and appreciated.
Hi Glen, When you pay the ATO GST it doesn't reduce the balance of the GST on the Balance Sheet. Is there anyway of doing that?
Thanks for the great service. I was just wondering if you had any suggestions on how to best account for unrealised gains and losses on investments from month to month?
Is it possible to do a profit & loss on cash received instead of credit sales?
Been using the software and loving it...
Quick question: what's the best way to handle payroll payments?
This is probably a really stupid question, but here goes:
I run a photography studio. Most of our income is from sales direct from the customer. However occasionally we sub-contract to other studios. What category should I put this cash payment in? Is it still sales revenue?
When I'm setting up the accounts, what do I use for Stock purchased? Is it an Asset? Is it Equity? Not sure where to put it.
I've just opened a retail shop and found this site. I've set myself up and so far so good. However, when I receive an invoice from a supplier, where do I put it so that it matches my payments
How to add bank accounts? If you have one cheque account and one savings account, how to set this up?
What tax code should I use when doing a cash payment for drawings? is it GST Not Applicable
I am not registered for GST so I clicked on the GST to be Not Applicable. I then read that I need to have this setup anyway. How do I set up the new tax codes? I went into the taxes section to create a new tax but I don't really know what I need to do? I am a brand new business and would also like to know how to enter my opening bank balance and bank loan balance?
Can we print or export our profit & loss statements?
I have exported a stack of data out of Xero to csv, and want to import all to FAS. Is there a template of how i should set up all the info to import?
I currently use MYOB first edge. I am a psychotherapist and I am paid at the end of each session by cash or debit/credit card.
So that my bookkeeper can more easily keep track of my eftpos transactions, when I enter the sales into myob, I put them into an account called undeposited funds. Then at the end of each day I prepare a bank deposit in myob which totals the eftpos takings for the day and puts them into my business bank account in myob. This means the eftpos deposits shown in my bank statements match my eftpos deposits into my bank account in myob.
My question is; is there a way I can do this in Free Accounting Software?
I would like to see importing of bank statements
My question today is and I think this one will make me look like the total newbie I am. What is a simple way of entering a Pay Pal payment? Do I just put in the net amount and forget about the Pay Pal fee for the transaction. Also do I also need to separate out the postage charge that was part of the payment?
I was wondering if there was the facility for the banking side of things in your program. I cant seem to find anything that will allow me to record deposits or do a bank rec.
PDF Template for Credit Purchases and Cash Payments
I would like to use this software to email a purchase order (to consolidate everything in order to not double handle)
My original thoughts were to create a "Credit purchase" then when the goods arrive I can make a "Cash Payment"
How ever I am not GST registered (so my tax description is No GST Applicable) yet the companies I purchase my goods from are GST registered so the purchase order needs to show the GST component.
Any ideas how I can show the GST on the "Credit Purchase" in order to email it as a purchase order but have no GST applicable when it comes to making the cash payment?
Cheers for your help
How do I enter last financial year's comparative balances?
And if I start to use Free Accounting Software in Oct, how do I enter the Balances from the Trial Balance from the Sept Qtr?
When entering Cash Receipts am presented with Capital and Expense accounts in the Account lookup combo box, in addition to Income accounts? Restricting to Income accounts may lead to less confusion.
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