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Transfer of account balances midway thru the year from a different software program manually

I took over bookkeeping.  I needed to move over account balances manually.  I did a journal entry for the expenses and receivables using the retained earnings account.  What do you suggest?  As that didn't work and my retained earnings is now much different than the previous month trial balance.


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Transfer of account balances midway thru the year from a different software program manually

Hello Advance2020,


Thanks for joining us in the QuickBooks community! I know it can be tricky to take on managing a set of books from someone else, especially if their management style is different from yours and you need to make changes. I want to make sure you have all the information you need moving forward with making changes in QuickBooks Desktop.


For this situation, we'll need more details to get a full idea of what you're trying to accomplish and why. With that information, we can work out the best solution for you and let you know if and how it can be done in QuickBooks Desktop.


To share these details with us, I recommend touching base with the QuickBooks Desktop support team directly. A phone call is a much easier venue for exchanging information and our agents are ready to help. Take a look at our QuickBooks Desktop software support policies article to learn more about hours, contact details, and other important information.


Take care and enjoy your day!

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