Chart of Accounts

Chart of Accounts is used to refer to the organization of all accounts in a financial system.

Navigate to the chart of accounts from the Sidebar: Setup > Chart of Accounts

Organization of Accounts

There are two types of accounts in the Chart of Accounts

  1. Ledger Accounts: Accounts that are used in the transactional entries and that appear in the General Ledger.

  2. Group Accounts: Accounts that are used to group other Group and Ledger accounts.

Root Accounts

At the upper most level there are 4 Group Accounts. These can be thought of as the Root Accounts. These Root Accounts have all the other accounts grouped underneath them.

Root Accounts

::: info Number of Root Accounts The number of Root Accounts depends on your country's CoA.

For example: The Indian CoA has only 4. Whereas the Standard Chart of Accounts has 5. :::

Each Root Account is either a Credit or a Debit account. If a Root Account is a Credit account all the accounts underneath it will also be a Credit Account. (Credit and Debit)

Other Accounts

Clicking on a Root Account will reveal the accounts other it. This goes for the other Group Accounts too.

Other Accounts

Clicking on a Ledger Account will open that accounts Quick Edit Form where the details of the account can be viewed.

Ledger Account

Creating a New Account

To create a new account

  1. Hover over a Group Account

  2. Click on Add Account or Add Group

Create a New Account

This will display a new row where you can enter the account name. After you are done press Save to create the account.

On this page