- Updated on 04 Jan 2019
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The Balance Sheet shows the balances of GL accounts for a specific month, displaying the overall standing of assets, liabilities and equity. It will give you information about the organization's financial situation and the chance to identify potential problems.
Mambu computes accounting reports based on summaries of GL accounts balances broken down by branch and entry date, after which they are stored daily with the End of Day processes.
To generate a Balance Sheet go to Accounting > Balance Sheet > choose the specific date or the month and year > Generate Report.
Profit & Loss (or Income Statement)
It shows your organization's revenue and expenses for a given date range or for a month. The difference between the total revenue and the total expense is your business net income. This report's main purpose is to evaluate if your business has made a profit or a loss. A key element of this statement, and one that distinguishes it from a balance sheet, is that the amounts displayed in the Profit and Loss report represent transactions over a period of time while the values on the balance sheet provide financial information at a given moment.
To generate a Profit and Loss report go to Accounting > Profit & Loss > choose the month and year or a date range > click on Generate Report.
Shows a list of all the accounts in your General Ledger and its balances for a specified date range or month. A trial balance is usually prepared at the end of an accounting period and is used to see if additional adjustments are required to any of the balances. Since the basic accounting system relies on double-entry bookkeeping, a trial balance will have the same total debit amount as it has total Credit amounts.
You can choose what information to display in the report and Mambu will keep your preferences, so the next time you access the Trial Balance report, the columns that you checked will be displayed by default.
Opening Balance shows the accounting balance as of the first day of the selected interval
Debits and Credits columns show the total net change for each account, where the Net Change is equal to "Debits minus Credits" for Assets and Expenses account; and "Credits minus Debits" for Liability, Equity and Income accounts
Closing Balance displays the accounting balance in the last day of the selected interval
To generate a Trial Balance report: navigate to Accounting > Trial Balance > choose the date range or month and year for the report > Generate Report.
Branch-level Accounting Reports
If you have several branches in your organization, the Chart of Accounts will apply to the entire organization but you can still have accounting reports at the branch level.
This is possible because:
- for the automatic Journal Entries, Mambu automatically assigns them to the branch to which the client is assigned
- for the manual Journal Entries, you can select the branch to which it should apply when posting the entry.
When exporting or printing any of Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss or Trial Balance reports, the resulting document will include the selected ‘Branch’ information in the header.