I am using QuickBooks Pro 2016 and based in the UK. We recently set up a new company and office in Ireland, to help us deal with Brexit and I am looking to manage the Accounts for both companies from here in the UK. When I set up the new company, because I am UK based it defaulted to GBP as the home currency. This gives me all sorts of problems with VAT and financial statements as I need for the Irish company Accounts to have EUR home currency, while the UK arm of the business continues to use GBP. Is this possible? If not, is it a fix that might be available in the near future please?
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Dose it mean that i can't change the home currency know, after i start using the system?!
We started using the system from end of 2018, currently the system setup with USD currency while our home currency is BHD, and when I decide to print the documents (i.e Invoices, Receipts, ect) from the system it shows $ currency.
What shall we do..?
Just to confirm are you also using the desktop product?If so what version are you using? Do you have customers/suppliers set up to pay be paid in US currency and your home currency is BHD but the reports show in US currency?Could you send us a screenshot via Private message as an example?
Hi dear Emma,
Thank you for your quick replay, our version of QB desktop is 2017.
Actually we are a single currency co. which is BHD, therefor even our customer/suppliers are BHD currency, unfortunately when we setup the system we did not notice that we have to change the currency from US to BHD at that time (now it's unchangeable, see the attached file) . that is why now we are facing this problem because we want to start print the documents from the system.
Hello there, Welayah.
Once you've setup your home currency, the option to change it is unavailable. However you can activate Multi-currency then, set up Bahraini Dinar (BHD) as your home currency.
In addition, once you've turned on Multi-currency, you can no longer deactivate it. I would suggest backed up your company file before activating Multi-currency.
Meanwhile, here are the steps to activate Multi-currency:
Keep in touch with me if you have further concerns. I'm always here to help!
I have tried creating a new company, but unfortunately the QB desktop version dose not allow you to specify your home currency in any of the setup steps.
And once you finish the setup, you will fined that the system put the Home Currency US$ and can't be changed, unless you activate the Multi Currency feature (which it will disabled the other features in the system i.e Insights ect) .
Therefore, no use of creating new company and import/export data (even though it's a long and risky process with one year data of 5 companies), the only solution I can see know is Activating the Multi-currency. Is this right?
Thanks & Regards
Welcome back to the Community.
You are correct. Setting up a company file doesn't require you to change/update your Home Currency. You'll need to activate this from the Edit Preference settings. From there, you can choose the correct currency. Please refer to the article above for the detailed steps.
Let us know if you need anything else. Thanks!
Thanks for getting back to me, Welayah.
Yes, you're right. Please follow the steps above on how to turn on Multi-currency.
Feel free to reach out to me again, if you have other concerns. I'd be happy to help!
I've checked your screenshot and came up with a workaround, Welayah.
You can split the remittance advice to 2. This way, it will show all the bills paid. Having said that, when you pay the bills, you can choose the 1st 15 transactions, then choose the remaining bills on the last remittance advice.
Feel free to let us know if you have more questions.
Good Morning dear Mae,
Thank you for your suggestion (workaround).
But this is unfortunately not a practical solution.
Hope, you will find a good solution soon.
Many Thanks again.
Good afternoon dear,
I'm trying to locate the Payment Voucher or Expense Voucher, which should comes along with any payments we do, other than check print.
At the same time, on "Write Check menu" there is Print Check, and I'm selecting Voucher style, that report does not show any where in the report the check number (See the attached report).
Hi there, Welayah.
Thanks for providing a screenshot.
Based on the details you’ve shared, you could have been using the US version of QuickBooks Online. That’s why you’re unable to locate the Payment/Expense Voucher (this feature is only available in QBO UK).
Also when creating checks, the print later might have been selected that is why you’re not having a check number.
You might consider using the UK version of QuickBooks Online to take advantage with these features.
Please consider on visiting us again if you have further questions.
We are using QB desktop, because QB online version dose not have a lot of features which are available in QB Desktop one of them and main is Job Order
Im trying to change to multi-currency from HOme currency but there is not show in the drop down list. its just blank.
IM trying to turn on Multiple currency but its not working.. Iam using quickbook desktop premier version 2017.
Hello there, ashmamun.
The following steps will help you change the home currency if the multicurrency feature is not yet turned on in the settings:
If the feature is already enabled and the home currency selected is incorrect, then changing it is unavailable. Though, you can restore the backup copy of your company file if you've saved it before the feature was turned on.
Note: The process will overwrite the existing file. You can enter a temporary filename with a .qbw extension in the file name field to avoid this.
Here's an article for the steps: Restore a backup company file.
You can also click the link Why can't I change these settings in the preferences window. Here's a sample screenshot for reference:
I'll be here if you have any additional questions about multicurrency. Thanks.