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verdickmoja
Level 1

I need to enter a journal entry including an inventory item, but it isn't given by QBO as an option. How can I enter it in the Journal Entry?

 
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SashaMC
Moderator

I need to enter a journal entry including an inventory item, but it isn't given by QBO as an option. How can I enter it in the Journal Entry?

Hello Verdickmoja,


Welcome to the QuickBooks Community! I would suggest following these steps, but this only work for the inventory asset account:

 

1. Create the journal entry by selecting +New and clicking Journal Entry.
2. Select Inventory Asset account and enter in the description the name of the inventory item.
3. Add the necessary information and save it.

 

However, I advise getting with your accountant to confirm that this would be acceptable for your business. If you don't have an accountant, you could connect with a ProAdvisor specialist. They offer a free consultation to businesses. Simply enter your zip code and search to find one near you. 
Keep me updated!

Rustler
Level 15

I need to enter a journal entry including an inventory item, but it isn't given by QBO as an option. How can I enter it in the Journal Entry?

@SashaMC 

NO, you never ever us a journal entry for inventory items - It will not work and WILL mess up the balance sheet.

 

@verdickmoja 

 

Never use journal entry for inventory it will not work to affect qty or cost but will misstate the balance sheet amount for inventory asset.

 

QB is not a journal entry type of software.  Use the menus and forms, QB does the journal entry behind the scenes.

 

Journal entries should be the exception when using QB, they often do not work as you think they should, and  when you use inventory type items they never work for inventory. It is much better to use the forms on the home page the way QB is designed to be used.    Journal entries also bypass accrual/cash reporting, and will not show on many reports.

vpcontroller
Level 11

I need to enter a journal entry including an inventory item, but it isn't given by QBO as an option. How can I enter it in the Journal Entry?

@verdickmoja 

@SashaMC 

 

"I need to enter a journal entry including an inventory item, but it isn't given by QBO as an option. How can I enter it in the Journal Entry?"

 

You can't. You never want to use a Journal Entry for product/service inventory items. You will need to follow the proper workflow for adding inventory items in QBO.

 

You can refer to this helpful article:

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/set-up-inventory-lists/set-up-and-track-your-inven...

 

Hope this helps!

 

jaimee1
Level 1

I need to enter a journal entry including an inventory item, but it isn't given by QBO as an option. How can I enter it in the Journal Entry?

Hi there,

 

I am trying to bulk record my inventory quantities every month. I record all sales etc through a journal entry however that does no track/record my inventory. What is the best way to record inventory quantities?

 

Thanks!

JasroV
QuickBooks Team

I need to enter a journal entry including an inventory item, but it isn't given by QBO as an option. How can I enter it in the Journal Entry?

Nice to have you joined this thread, Jaimee.

 

You can enter an Inventory Qty Adjustment to seamlessly record your inventory quantities. Let me show you how.

 

  1. Sign in to your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account then go to the + New menu.
  2. Select Inventory Qty Adjustment.
  3. Enter the Adjustment Date.
  4. In the Inventory adjustment account drop-down, select the appropriate account.
  5. Select the products in the Product field. 
  6. For each item, enter either a new quantity or a change in quantity.
  7. In the Memo field, enter the details about the adjustment (optional).
  8. Then click Save and close.

 

For more insights, you can also refer to this article: Adjust inventory quantity on hand in QuickBooks Online.

 

Moreover, I’m adding this link that can guide you on how to track your inventory efficiently: Set up and track your inventory in QuickBooks Online.

 

Keep in touch with me if you have other queries managing your inventories or with your account. I’ll be around ready to assist you. Keep safe!

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