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How to Prevent Posting into Closed Accounting Periods in QuickBooks

Looking for insight on how to stop posting into closed accounting periods in QuickBooks?

LOCK OUT CHANGES TO PRIOR PERIODS

Protection - Closing DateMessing up financial reports by posting into a closed period is a common problem for many businesses, simply because they are not aware of this hidden feature that will stop it from happening.

Known to have driven many accountants crazy over the years, posting into prior periods can actually be controlled by using the Closing Date feature within QuickBooks.

Details and insights on the QuickBooks closing date preference can be discovered in my handy YouTube video:

 

Remember, the closing date does NOT automatically advance within QuickBooks. Just set yourself a reminder in QuickBooks to advance the closing date once your books are closed. Do this at the end of every month, and you'll have a lot less headaches from tracking down numbers that have changed between periods!

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