Have you come across account registers in QuickBooks? You’ll typically see when viewing your chart of accounts. Registers, in fact, are the foundation on which your chart of accounts is built. By understanding how they work, you’ll be able to navigate and analyze your chart of accounts more effectively.
Overview of Account Registers
Account registers are essentially categories for different types of accounts. They are similar to bank registers. Each account register consists of a chart with information about the respective accounts and the associated transactions. Credit card account registers contain credit card accounts, whereas fixed asset account registers contain fixed asset accounts.
With account registers, you can easily view information about your recorded accounts. Pulling up the appropriate register, for instance, will reveal all of the transactions associated with the account. You can also account registers to filter transactions from specific accounts. And you use them to add or delete transactions.
How to Access an Account Register
You can access an account register from your chart of accounts. Select “Chart of Accounts” from the “Accounting” menu and choose the account register that you want to access. After selecting “View register,” QuickBooks will pull up the selected account register.
How to Add Transactions to an Account Register
Account registers contain transactions. In QuickBooks, you can add transactions to an account register in just a few easy steps. Start by clicking the drop-down menu for “Add deposit” or “Add check.” Next, select the transaction that you want to add.
Keep in mind that you can only choose from transactions that have already been recorded. As long as a transaction has been recorded, you should see it under this section. Selecting the transaction will add it to the account register. Just complete the fields with the necessary information, after which you can click “Save” to complete the process. The transaction should now be added to the account register.
Account registers are designed to categorize accounts so that they are easier to analyze. You can use account registers to view different types of accounts and their respective transactions. And by following the steps listed above, you can add new transactions to one or more account registers. Account registers are a native feature in QuickBooks. If you’re going to use QuickBooks, you can leverage account registers to learn more about your accounts.
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