Reconciling Bank Accounts is Easy with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Without the right software solution, attempting to reconcile your business’ bank accounts can be a time consuming and difficult task. But, with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, reconciling your bank accounts is easier than ever.
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Reconcile Bank Accounts in Business Central in Four Steps
In this blog, we’ll walk you through the steps of reconciling your bank accounts in Dynamics 365 Business Central, including:
- Linking a bank account to your Business Central account
- Setting up an automatic bank import
- Matching transactions
- Reconciling the account
Continue reading for a detailed overview of reconciling bank accounts in Business Central, or watch this 4-minute video demonstration:
Linking Your Bank Account
To get started, log into Business Central and select the Bank Account option from the top of your screen. On the Bank Accounts page, click the Bank Statement Service drop down menu, then select Create New Linked Bank Account.
You’ll then be taken to a new window where you’ll have the ability to link an existing bank account to your Dynamics 365 account. You can either select your current bank from the list provided, or use the search feature if your bank isn’t displayed. Next, enter the user name and password that you use to access your online bank account and click the Next button. Any accounts associated with this user name and password will then be linked to your Dynamics 365 account.
Setting Up Automatic Bank Import
Now that you have your online bank account(s) linked with Dynamics 365, you’ll want to set up automatic bank import to ensure that transactions are imported into Business Central automatically.
From the Bank Accounts screen, select the appropriate account and then click the Automatic Bank Statement Import Setup button at the top of the screen. Make sure the Enabled checkbox is selected, and enter the number of days you want included in your automatic import. You’ll then see that the Status column next to the corresponding bank account on the Bank Accounts screen indicates that the bank statement import is happening automatically.
Now that you’re importing transactions from your bank statements into Business Central, you’ll need to match the transactions to their corresponding invoices, credit memos, and so on as part of the reconciliation process.
From the Business Central dashboard, click the Payment Recon Journals option at the top of the screen. Next, choose the account that contains the transactions you want to reconcile.
You’ll see that Dynamics 365 Business Central will attempt to match transactions to various invoices, and will rate these matches with a confidence level of Low, Medium, or High. Click the Actions tab at the top of the screen, click the Post button, and then select Test Report.
Business Central will produce a PDF report which provides you with a preview of what will happen if you post the current report, based on the resulting payment reconciliations.
If you notice that any transactions need to be adjusted, it’s easy to open those transactions directly from the Payment Recon Journals screen. You can then make the necessary adjustments and proceed to the next task on your to-do list.
As you can see, Dynamics 365 Business Central’s account reconciliation functionality can help your business by:
- Removing the need for manual entry
- Improving reconciliation efficiency and accuracy
- Allowing you to reconcile your accounts more frequently
- Staying current with your bank accounts
Are you ready to integrate Dynamics 365 Business Central into your existing business? If so, JourneyTEAM has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your business goals.
Article by: Dave Bollard - National Director of Marketing
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