Currency Valuation


I have multiple currency balances. I have keyed in the market value of the currency for 31st march and 25th June 2020.

I found that the value of the bank balance is shown in the base currency on the basis of 31st march 2020.

I thought it will display the balance sheet value of 31st March and 25th June with reference the market value as per the currency table.

Is there a mistake in my understanding

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It is not possible to tell if there is a mistake in your understanding, because there are mistakes in your explanation.

  1. What do you mean by “I have keyed in the market value of the currency…?” You do not enter market values of currency in Manager. Are you by chance referring to exchange rates?

  2. Explain the circumstances for how, when, and where you found the value of a bank balance in the base currency on the basis of 31st March 2020. Without such information, your statement does not show a problem.

  3. What are you referring to as a “currency table?” Manager has no such thing.

Illustrate with screen shots.

I have created a currency called hdfc bank
I have created value of it as on 31st Mar and 26th June
when i do the balance sheet for 31st mar and 26th june ; same value get displayed

Ideally the value has to be different for 31st march and 26th June by taking appropriate value from exchange rate in setting options

No, because Settings > Exchange Rates don’t trigger a Balance Sheet revaluation.
Exchange rates relate to transactions, that is, all transactions on or after Mar 31 will be at that rate, and all transactions on or after Jun 26 will be at that rate.

Let say you had Customers or Suppliers based in foreign currencies, their balances don’t change (get revalued) because of a fluctuation in currency exchange rates.

The balance sheet value of an asset or liability will restated in your base currency using the exchange rate that is current on the balance sheet date.

Obviously the balance in a foreign currency account will not change when reported in the foreign currency but it’s value on the B/S can change - the difference is posted to the Foreign Exchange gains/losses account

If you think something is wrong, then post screen images of the balances and the exchange rates to explain what you think is incorrect.

Post full screen images - the images you show above could be anything. You need to show the full screen as otherwise it is not possible to understand what you are showing

Maybe I didn’t understand you, but anytime the exchange rate is entered, there is a revaluation of all monetary asset and liabilities held in that foreign currency to the reporting currency/functional currency.

Debit/Credit: Monitory Items
Debit/Credit: FX gains and loses (Unrealised FX Gains and Losses)

Correct - that all works properly - there is not really a debit and credit entry but the program works out what the restated B/S values are and posts the difference to the FX gains and losses

I have noticed that change.


I thought it will work that way. However it is not working.

I had tested the same. One foreign currency with date of 31st march and another 26th june. Ideally it has to calculate 31st march with value of that date and the latest one ith 26th June.

It is not working that way. So i leave this as a bug in the system which is not in the priority of the vendor to close