Journal entries (audit adjustments)

Once the trial balance items are loaded they populate the draft column on the trial balance page in the A section. Any errors/audit adjustments found during the work are entered as journal entries from the drop-down box at bottom right of every work item or displayed account line by selecting journal entry tab:

  • The "please select" drop-down shows all accounts in the trial balance
  • Select accounts to be adjusted and amount – use negatives for credits - cents may be included if required
  • Unlimited lines may be added to the journal entry: 


  • If an account is not yet in the trial balance select "add account" from drop down in the within section where the new account is required
  • Add narration – to describe the nature of the error
  • For instances of non-monetary adjustments (such as disclosure errors) may just add narration only and no account amounts: 


  • Check-total indicates if journal is in balance – it is not required that journals must balance to allow for instances where one-sided journals may be appropriate
  • Once journals have been created against a TB items that item will show as red wherever it is displayed
  • Clicking on the red item will open the adjustments page and highlight the journals:


All journals are accumulated on the adjustments page W1 (this page may also be accessed from adjustments tab in top bar) – the adjustment displays on the adjustments page as follows: 


  • Journals may be edited from this view or from the original page
  • New adjustments default to pending status
  • A follow up may be added indicating the status of the error prior to agreement being reached over adjustment – journals with follow ups added may be printed as a client report (see below)
  • Once adjusted by client in financial statements they are marked as posted by selecting "post journal"
  • This changes the status to adjusted: 

  • If journal not to be adjusted in the financial statements a comment must be added as to why not – it will then be classed as an unadjusted error

A summary at the top of the adjustment page represents the combined effect of pending, adjusted and unadjusted entries on income, expenses, assets, liabilities and profit: 


  • Once posted the journal updates the trial balance final column – indicated by changing from red to green
  • Posted adjustments also carry through to lead schedules
  • Final analytical review amounts include posted adjustments - but analytical review in the planning area continues to use the draft figures imported from client trial balance

The adjustments page also contains an option to print reports for giving to client:

  • Only commented items (explaining why not posted) show in unadjusted part of report (not pending items): 


  • These reports are normally used to accompany the management report and/or representation letter






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