With the new year beginning and accounting teams working busily to close the prior year financials one of the biggest errors we see is offsetting journal entries stuck on your A/P Aging report. If you are posting offsetting journals that post to your Accounts Payable transaction without first adding an “A/P Clearing Vendor” you might be asking how to clean up your reporting. Below we will walk you step by step on how to clear up your A/P Aging and remove these transactions entirely.
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In this article, we speak with Vincent Huang, owner and CEO of VHA, a wireless cell phone distribution company that has been in business for over 20 years. Here, he discusses all the technical, financial, and strategic considerations he had to make before switching from a client-server / on-premise ERP to one based in the cloud.
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There are many reasons why a company may want to have dates and periods not match-up. One common reason may be related to the month-end close process. A company may want to enter the actual date (which is in a prior period) of a vendor bill, but since the previous period has already been closed, they will post to the current period for financial purposes. NetSuite can allowtransaction dates outside of the posting periods through the company’s Accounting Preferences. This can increase the risk of unwanted date/period mismatches as well as cause headaches for reconciliations between AR/AP Aging reports to the Balance Sheet. One way to monitor this is through a Saved Search.
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You want to review month over month movement of your Balance Sheet. You will notice in order to see a month-by-month trend, you can add the Accounting Period on the columns, but it shows all the historical periods. Are there times you would like a quick view of the Balance Sheet for recent periods. Your options could be running it for all periods and deleting the columns you don’t need in excel or manually set the periods using custom periods. The process below will help you run a dynamic balance sheet by month for the last 3 periods by changing the date on the Reports Page without having to go back to the customization page.
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What are Vendor Prepayments? When Vendor requests a deposit or payment before a Purchase Order is approved or before a Vendor Bill is issued, you can record this payment as a Vendor Prepayment in NetSuite.
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Have you ever wondered if there was an easier way to get a detail report of Undeposited Funds for a previous Date? If you have a lot of transactions that flow in and out of this account, it can be a daunting task if you don’t reconcile this right after month-end close or even if there happened to be back-dated transactions after you month-end bank reconciliation. The following search will help you download a saved search report to solve that issue.
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What is Segmentation in Netsuite? Segmentation or classification are ways to categorize entity (Vendor, Customer, Item) records and transactions amounts in NetSuite. For instance, you may want to see your Income Statement separated out by Location; Location will be a classification field on your transactions. There is native reporting function that will automatically break up your Financial Statements in segmentations.
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Have you ever noticed that your Balanced Sheet and Income Statement have different month end balances?
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So you are getting ready to implement the Fixed Asset Management (FAM) module in NetSuite. After configurations and set up, you are ready to load your assets. Looking at the Asset Record, you realize there are some additional fields you want to add or some existing fields you want to move around. Below is a quick How To on customizing the Asset Record entry form to best suit your company’s needs.
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Congratulations! You are ready to go live with NetSuite! Before you start entering live transactions, the Opening Balance Sheet needs to be entered; this is your starting balance for your financial statements. Normally, this is a simple Journal Entry upload of your last closed period’s Balance Sheet. However, if you have Intercompany Accounts with balances, then a simple one step Journal Entry will not be enough. Intercompany Accounts require additional set up and separate Journal Entries for each customer or vendor.
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