I don’t even know if I am going to stick around for that long. All I know is that I need to solve my present problems if I want to have a decent life 20 years from now.
I don’t like using Inter-account transfers since they don’t mesh well with bank imports and are likely to cause duplication. That’s why I use them very judiciously at this point in time.
But that will be a solution once Inter-account transfers are integrated into all this, eventually.
That makes sense. And while we’re at it, why not name all these fields more descriptively, eg:
- Cleared date, bank description and matched amount, or
- Bank date, bank description and bank amount.
I personally prefer the first naming system but regardless, I would definitely drop the name “Fixed total” because it’s a bit generic and quite confusing.
I know it’s a general idea you have for other forms as well but I think the name should make sense in each context. For example I think it’s more suitable to be called “Invoice total” when used in the context of Purchase Invoices.
Also, even if we are going to keep the discrepancies in suspense, the discrepancy should be obvious just like my earlier example about how it’s handled in
I don’t want to wait until I go clear out my suspense account; I want to see it as I type my lines, when I view the transaction and when I view the related tabs.
And finally, I kept the best till last:
Can we use those to recreate the original bank statement within Manager? I’d really love to hear that that’s one of the end goals to all these improvements.
This would be helpful in determining what went wrong in case of a reconciliation discrepancy.
This way we have three types of discrepancies:
- Transactions with no Fixed Total. Pretty easy to spot and fix.
- Duplicate Fixed Totals. Impossible to spot without direct comparison to the lines of bank statements.
- Fixed Total amount different from bank line. Also impossible to spot without comparison to the lines of bank statements.
Is this method fool proof in terms of points 2 & 3? If not, can these comparison be somehow done for us by Manager?