Accountant Preferences

There are a host of preferences that you can configure for the Accountant module in Zoho Books.

Accountant Preferences

In this page, you’ll find the following sections:

Chart of Accounts

An account code is a code assigned to an account under the Chart of Accounts. It can be used to quickly retrieve accounts in an organization while creating transactions. You can use the same or different account codes for all the accounts (under Chart of Accounts) in Zoho Books.

Make account code mandatory
Whenever you create a new account in the Chart of Accounts, you can choose to make the account code of that account a mandatory field.

Unique account code for accounts
When you create a new account in the Chart of Accounts, you can make sure that the account code is unique and is not used for any other account.

Vendor Advance
Select a default account which tracks your vendor advances.

Recurring Journals

If you have not enabled recurring journals, you can do it from the General section under preferences.

After you enable it, you can choose how recurring journals are saved. Recurring journals are created automatically based on a pre-configured schedule. These journal entries can either be created two states:

Journal entries will be saved as drafts. You can review and publish them later.

Journal entries will be created directly in the Published state.

Recurring Journal Preferences

Journal Custom Fields

You can add multiple custom fields for your journal entries in Zoho Books.

Journal Custom Fields
Fields Description
Label name Enter a name for your custom field.
Data Type Select the appropriate data type for your custom field.
Is this PII? If the field contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as personal data, then select the appropriate method to store it.
Is Mandatory Select this option if the custom field is mandatory while recording payments.
Show in all PDF Select this option if you want the field to be displayed in your transaction PDFs.
New Custom Field
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