What would you do with more time? Market to more clients? Delay hiring another staff person? Spend more time with family or on the golf course? At the end of the day, the profession of accounting revolves around time. The more work you can do in a given amount of time leads to more profits, more clients, and more freedom. This is at the heart of what LedgerSync does and this software will cut the time you and your staff spend on bookkeeping by more than 60%.
When accountants offer bookkeeping services, there is a range of duties that could entail; Reconciliations, data entry, financial statement preparation, accounts payable, invoices, and more.
LedgerSync can help you with all of it, and the secret is making it simple. Once you setup a client in LedgerSync the hard part is done and the software can take over. Instantly you are given access and insight to the bank transactions, check and deposit images, and bank statements for each client. No more waiting for information and no more delays from the client.
LedgerSync makes it simple with the step by step client onboarding wizard. Both the client and the accountant can setup banks, and once in the LedgerSync system, the software helps you manage that information like never before. No more remembering passwords or wondering when your client will bring in bank statements. Now all of that is in LedgerSync waiting for you.
Then when you need to code checks and deposits, or sync the bank information to your bookkeeping software all you have to do is click the “Export” button and the transactions move over. Accuracy and speed are your new benefits while you are using Ledgersync.
As a QuickBooks user, you will find the tools to be seamlessly integrated and easy to combine. LedgerSync was built specifically with QuickBooks users in mind. Both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online can be configured to accept the LedgerSync Bank Feed and in no time you will be moving through bookkeeping faster than you ever have before.
Probably the most powerful features comes when you combine LedgerSync’s ability to manage bank information with QuickBooks coding engine (otherwise known as rules). This feature will code your transactions based on the name or phrase in the payee section of the transaction (or customer name if it is a deposit). Below is an image of QuickBooks coding transactions:
As you can see, red coloring means “good” that every transaction in the batch was coded by QuickBooks without any data entry needed by the accountant.
In the following pages I will show you step by step how this is accomplished and how easy LedgerSync makes it.
Setting up LedgerSync is simple, you will need the following information:
To get started, first open LedgerSync and open the “Manage Client Management” icon. Select “Add New Client” and you are brought to this screen:
Here you will enter the clients name, email and select one of the options to email the client. Notice the 4th option is “Do Not Send Invitation Email” , use this if you already know your client’s bank login information. If not, send an email to the client using the system so the client can setup their bank for you.
Now that the client is setup and their bank information is in LedgerSync, you will see a screen that looks like this:
Here you can see the balances in each bank account or credit card account. The transactions, check & deposit images, and bank statements are waiting for you in the top tabs. Next you will go to the transactions tab to begin reviewing the data before you sync to QuickBooks. On the transactions tab, each transaction for a given account is listed by date, and you can review the descriptions and modify them to your liking. See below:
You can do the same kind of modifications to checks, only this time you have a powerful tool to help you called “Side by Side”
Check coding is easy when you have a picture of the check next to you whenever you want it. Once you have all of your checks coded and your other transactions the way you want them, it is time to sync them to QuickBooks.
To do this, you click on the “Export” button and select the “To QuickBooks” Option:
Now you are ready to bring the transactions into QuickBooks. To begin, select:
Find the file LedgerSync created for you and click “Open”
QuickBooks will then move the data to the Bank Feeds Screen and you will see a series of transactions waiting for your approval:
Many of them will be RED because QuickBooks recognizes the name and has coded them for you. You may also see a screen that looks more like this:
Here you can see some transactions are GOLD, some are RED, and some are BLUE.
The only work left is to address the GOLD transactions and approve the rest. Coding the GOLD transactions is easy, just select the account you want the transaction to book to and click “Add” on the right side dropdown:
Once all the GOLD transactions have been added, review the RED and BLUE transactions then go to the bottom left and click “Add Approve”