How to View Transaction Changes in Quickbooks Using Audit History

As a business owner, it’s important that you monitor your business’s financial transactions on a regular basis. If you don’t know where your money is going, or where it’s coming from, you won’t be able to optimize your business’s operations to achieve the highest possible profits. Using Quickbooks, however, you can easy view transaction changes using the accounting software’s Audit History.

What Is Audit History?

Audit History is a feature in Quickbooks that allows you to view all changes made on a transaction. It’s not uncommon for multiple people to access a business’s Quickbooks account. If you run a medium-sized business, for example, there may be several other corporate executives, as well as professional accountants, who regularly use your business’s Quickbooks account. As a result, some of these users may make changes to one or more transactions. Using Audit History, you can see who exactly made changes to a transaction recorded in your business’s Quickbooks account.

How to Use Audit History

To use Audit History, log in to your Quickbooks account and open the transaction that you’d like to view changes for. It’s important to note that Audit History only works with a single transaction. You can not use it to view changes on multiple transactions simultaneously. Rather, you’ll need to open and view each transaction separately to see their respective changes and who made those changes.

With the transaction open, click the “More” link at the bottom of the page, followed by “Audit Trail.” You should now see the Audit Trail featuring all changes made to the respective transaction. As you go through these changes, you can see who made them as well as when they were made.

What About Audit Log?

You can also use the Audit Log to view changes made to your business’s transactions in Quickbooks. The key difference between the Audit Log and Audit History, however, is that only the Audit Log allows you to view changes made to multiple transactions. To use this feature, log in to your Quickbooks account and click the gear icon at the top of the page, followed by “Tools.” Next, select “Audit Log” from the drop-down menu, at which point you can filter the results by user, date and events. The Audit Log in Quickbooks will show up to 150 transaction records at once. However, you can view more records by clicking “More” at the bottom of the screen.

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