Intro to accrual accounting and new behavior on Bookkeep 2.0
Accrual accounting & reporting
Accrual accounting measures a company's performance and position by recognizing economic events regardless of when cash transactions occur
Cash accounting only records transactions when payments occur
Accrual accounting allows you to have a better understanding of your bookkeeping and your companies financial health
New behavior on Bookkeep 2.0
On the old version of Spendesk, we offered visibility at the ‘payment’ level, you had to mark a supplier invoice or expense claim as paid/reimbursed to be able to add it to your bookkeeping
With the new version Bookkeep 2.0, we now offer proper accounting standards allowing you to bookkeep supplier invoices & expense claims regardless of their payment status
Reminder: At the Review stage (in the tabs 'Invoices > Review' and in 'Expense claims > Review') you are able to check the compliance of the attached invoice or receipt as well as the other details provided by the employee. The Review step is also where you decide to agree to pay the supplier invoice or reimburse the expense claim
🎉 New: With Bookkeep 2.0, the Review steps are now also the time where you agree to add the supplier invoice or expense claim into your bookkeeping. This means that as soon as you ‘Validate’ a supplier invoice or an expense claim in the Review step, it will automatically go to the next Pay or Schedule reimbursement tabs AND in the 'Bookkeep > Prepare' tab for bookkeeping purposes
Accounts payable for card purchases
Reminder: You can assign accounts payable while preparing payables from
'Bookkeep > Prepare'
🎉 New: On Bookkeep 2.0 you can now assign accounts payable to any kind of payable (cards, expense claims, invoices)
Once you applied a accounts payable rule for a supplier (cards, invoice) or an employee (expense claim) Spendesk applies this rule the next time automatically
Multiple expense accounts and VAT accounts
🎉 New: You can split now payables over multiple expense & VAT accounts
(it is possible to assign up to three different expense & VAT accounts per payable)
This split will be reflected in your purchase journal
Autocat for invoice payables
🎉 New: You can now assign rules 'supplier = expense accounts' for invoice payables
Less manual work: If you set up these rules you will have the expense account field pre-filled in 'Bookkeep>Prepare'
Discover the new purchase journal
The purchase journal contains all the payables that were "marked as ready" in 'Bookkeep>Prepare' and that were exported from 'Bookkeep>Export'
🎉 New: The new purchase journal follows the accrual bookkeeping vision and therefore has undergone some changes
Correct dates for each payable type:
Card payable: authorization date
Expense claim: receipt date
Supplier invoice: issue date
Split on expense & VAT accounts: The split is done in 'Bookkeep > Prepare' is now reflected
Credit line shows accounts payable: To reflect the recording of the debt on the account payable
Reconciliation with the payable reference: a unique ID representing the payable, which can also be found in the bank journal for reconciling the payable with their potential payment.
FX bank fees: As their name suggests, bank fees (2.99% conversion fees) (which used to appear both in the purchase & bank journals) now only appear in the bank journal
Transfer for existing custom exports: We are going to transfer your current custom export template.
Discovery the new bank journal
Reminder: The bank journal is the second accounting journal that you will get once you trigger the export from 'Bookkeep>Export'. The bank journal displays all transactions that happened on the Spendesk wallet highlighting the resolution of the debt against the account payable with its corresponding transaction against the Spendesk bank account
Accounts payable: Bank journal contains accounts payable for all types of payables
Reconciliation: Includes now a payable reference that gives your accounting software the possibility to match the entries of the purchase journal.
Legal supporting document: the bank journal can be considered as a legal document for all transactions carried out with the Spendesk wallet
Recommendation: We recommend using the purchase and the bank journal for your bookkeeping. With the payable reference, it is incredibly easy to match these entries now!
From the 'Settings > Accounting' page you will be able to set up your accounting data for your closing process
Spendesk bank account
This code represents the Spendesk wallet
(& used on the credit line in the bank journal)
Bank fees account
This code is used to record the bank fees in the bank journal
Bank account funding Spendesk
This code represents your bank account with which you fund your Spendesk wallet
(& displayed in the bank journal on the wallet load lines)
Here you can list all expense accounts you wish to use when preparing your payable
Here you can assign all the VAT rates & accounts you wish to use
🎉 New: (it is now possible to delete standard rates if you don’t wish to use them)
Here you can set up your reverse charge accounts with debit/credit accounts
🎉 New: You can now set up as many reverse-charge accounts as you wish
Miscellaneous supplier account
This account payable will be assigned by default to all card purchase
Individual supplier accounts
You are redirected to the new Settings > Accounts payable page (see next section)
🎉 New: Accounts payable page
The new page to manage accounts payable, suppliers, rules for expense account automation, banking details
For expense claim users you can activate the default account which will be assigned to all employees, or you can decide to use the table to set up individual employee accounts
Reporting on Bookkeep 2.0
🎉 New: 'All payables' page - go to page for reporting purposes
With Bookkeep 2.0 we launched the new page 'All payables' for reporting purposes
The 'All payables' page reflects data on the payable level
This page is your new go-to page to analyze and extract .CSV reports of your payables and payments
What is shown on the 'All payables' page?
Card payments as soon as they are settled
Expense claims and supplier invoices as soon as they are "validated" in their respective review step
Powerful filters: receipt status, date, payable type, payment status & bookkeeping status
🎉 New: payment and bookkeeping status: clear visibility on the payment status (“To pay”, “To reimburse” or “Paid”) as well as their bookkeeping status (“To prepare”, “To export” or “Exported”)
What data is available on the 'All payables' page (short extract)?
Extract audit reports from Bookkeep 2.0
Account statement - go to documents for audit purposes and balance verifications
The account statements are available from 'Settings>Your wallet>Account statements'
Account statements reflect every transaction (in & out) on your Spendesk account. It also does not contain any bookkeeping information
The account statement can be considered as a legal supporting document for all transactions carried out with the Spendesk account
Download from the 'All payments' page: you can download a specific set of transactions as a .CSV file (by using filters) from the 'All payments' page