QuickBooks Audit Trail is a necessary tool to have when you lose a transaction that was present just a while ago. You cannot locate the lost transaction anywhere; this is where Audit Trail comes in. If you give multiple user access to the QuickBooks data file, then also QuickBooks Audit Trail feature will be of great help.
QuickBooks Audit Trail feature enables you to keep a record of who is making changes to the QuickBooks Data file. A good record or check is vital if there is more than one person, i.e. multiple users changing info in QuickBooks.
In this blog, we will learn and understand what an audit trail in the QuickBooks desktop, how to turn on this feature is, and how can you customize reports in QuickBooks audit trail.
To turn on QuickBooks Audit Trail Feature, perform the below steps:
After this is done, QuickBooks will keep a record of the users that make changes to the ‘Accounting file.’
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QuickBooks Audit trail allows you to customize reports as per your choice and preference. You can make necessary changes to various sections as required.
To customize reports as per your choice, start with:
You can see four tabs here – Display, Filters, Header/Footer and the Fonts& Numbers. You need to make/change settings for each of these tabs as per preference.
Once you are on the ‘Display tab’ you can view several options in this tab. In the report date range, fill in the date ‘that is there on the transaction.’ You can view ‘days entered/ last modified’ filter. Remember, not get confused with this option as there will be no transaction date here, and only the ‘date’ when the transaction was modified or entered will be reflected. Next, you will view columns options, and here you can select what columns to show in the report. When you go to the right side, you have the option to display the deleted transactions.
Utilize the filters option to have an advanced search for transactions. There are several filters you can choose, i.e. name, amount, account, customer: job, etc. To utilize the filter, fill in the required info in the middle. Once you select Options, the filter will be applied, and you can see the ‘Filter tab.’ To remove the filter, do a left click and select the ‘Remove selected filter’ option.
Now it’s time to edit/modify the Header/footer option. The option gives you a choice to put the desired content in the header/ footer of the report. It is a simple process to change/modify these sections.
The fourth option is that you can modify the ‘report design’ with the fonts & numbers. If you do not want to modify the report then choose the ‘default report settings’ found in the –Edit >> Preferences>> Reports and Graphs>> company preferences>> Format.
Note: The duration in which QuickBooks removes the old, closed transactions, there will not be ‘audit trail’ available for those transactions.
That’s all for this article. QuickBooks Audit trail is a great feature that helps and escorts you through unexpected hard times. You should also know that using ‘Audit Trail’ may slow down QuickBooks speed, but still, it is an essential feature as you get a ‘permanent record’ of who is doing and what is happening in QuickBooks.
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