As an accountant, I find recurring entries as a bad habit. It’s just bad practice. You should not use automatic entries because, as I see the accounting books of a company, is like something alive. Sure, as a living human being we do things automatically every day, but that doesn’t mean there’s no error margin in what we do. As an accountant you should know that in some point you will have to edit those entries, stop them or delete one or two when you do it automatically. If you setup an automatic depreciation, for example, at the end of the year you would have to do some adjust entries for taxes; if your asset if fully depreciated then you would have to stop the automatic entries so you would not have wrong numbers. Accrued expenses may vary in some occasions. There’s a lot of examples I could use against automatic entries but I have to say, as an accountant you have to review everything in every month end if you’re doing an accounting for a client, so that client has the numbers of his accounting as accurate as possible because some of them could make decisions based on their accounting numbers. We have to be careful. Sure, we are not perfect and maybe there will always be two or three errors, but we must do whatever we can to do our best work.
I would recommend to clone the entries. That way you can duplicate easily an entry and at the same time review what you’re doing and if you have to edit the entry. That’s what I do every time I have to repeat an entry. It could take me three seconds. I don’t do it just in Manager, I do it in Quickbooks, Sage and others, but the most useful feature for repeating entries, I have to say, is the clone feature of Manager.