Emily Lieu, Author at FMT

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Dynamics GP: Top 3 SmartLists You Should Create to Monitor Your Chart of Accounts
SmartList is one of my favorite tools in Dynamics GP. It is easy to use and very powerful. Best of all, it exports to Excel beautifully with just a click of a button. SmartList is great for any Ad-Hoc reporting and data analysis. Dynamics GP already organizes the different Smartlists in each of the module folders and sub-folders. This makes it even easier to use. You can also customize a Smartlist and save it as your favorite or reminder. Today, I’m going to show you how to make three very useful Smartlists in the Financial Module to help monitor your Chart of Accounts. Balance Sheet Account with the Wrong Posting Type   This SmartList will help you catch any Balance Sheet account with Profit and Loss as the posting type. Before you run your year-end close process, make sure you check this Smartlist and fix any mistakes you might find. […]
How to Design a Scalable Chart of Accounts
One of the first tasks when implementing a new accounting software is designing a new chart of accounts (COA).  Some of you accounting professionals out there might see this as a great and exciting opportunity to revamp that messy, outdated and unstructured COA you are stuck with. However, to others, this could be a daunting task and you might not know where to begin. Regardless of which category you fall into, designing a COA is no small task. It requires a certain amount of forethought and a lot of effort to design and engineer a scalable COA. In this blog, I hope to give you some tips and advice that will help you get started. 1. Best Practices A best practices COA should use standard accounting principles and incorporate items specific to your business. The order of your accounts should align with your financial statements.  It should order by account type and […]
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