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Posting fixed asset opening balances in SAGE

Discussion in 'Accounts & Finance' started by vigarc, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. vigarc

    vigarc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I have succesfully entered all of my opening balances into SAGE, with the exception of fixed assets. So far I have entered each asset into the asset register with the purchase date of the last day of the previous financial year (with the hope that SAGE would recognise the opening balance value of each asset).

    Why are my fixed asset values not appearing on my TB? Is there another step that I have yet to do?
  2. RAL

    RAL UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You need to actually enter the opening balance in nominal ledger. Sage would not transfer the opening balance from the fixed asset register.

    Fixed asset register is used mainly to do depreciation journal and tracking assets. It is not linked to nominal ledgers.
  3. Alpha

    Alpha UKBF Regular Full Member

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    And the obvious question........how did your TB balance if no fixed assets are included:|
  4. Steve Cool

    Steve Cool UKBF Regular Free Member

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    When i tried using that package, everything went to the suspense account. Whatever that is????? I give up in the end and uninstalled it :|:|

    Steve
  5. MikePage

    MikePage UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Mr Alpha

    When you put an Opening Balance into Sage, it puts an equal & opposite amount into a Suspense Account - 9998 or 9 if I remember right - and when all the opening balances have been input ( Correctly ) - then the balance on this Account becomes Zero.

    It sounds a bit squewiff - but it means that one can simly input, say, the Purchase & Sales Ledger Balances & the Bank Balance to get going with a "Balanced" set of Accounts - without waiting for the (Poor old) Accountant to give you a full set of Opening Balances!

    Kind Regards

    Mike
  6. vigarc

    vigarc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes, the value of my suspense account was equal to the value the NBV of my assets. Thanks for your comments.
  7. Alpha

    Alpha UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Mr Page Sir,

    When you post opening balances in Sage it doesn't put entries into suspense account the user does;)

    Yes I know I'm being pedantic

    It is for example standard practice to put the debtors and creditors into suspense account so that when you input the detailed outstanding Sales/purchase invoices these are also coded to suspense which cancels the balance:D
  8. Steve Cool

    Steve Cool UKBF Regular Free Member

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    :|Gobbledegook! which is why i now employ the services of an accountant.:|

    Steve