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Level 1

Chart of Account Types

We have several companies that we would like to prepare consolidated Financial Statements for. The problem we have is two fold. First the chart of accounts for each company is different and second each company has due to/from accounts for each other. 

My question is can the chart of account types be customized?

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Chart of Account Types

IF and it is a BIG IF, all the companies report taxable income with the exact same FEIN, then you can use Class Tracking to keep separate books for separate enterprises within a single entity.


However, if the companies are separate entities (unique ownership, etc) then EACH company MUST be in its own file and you just create sales receipts and invoices for inter-company operations. All consolidated financials would then have to be exported to excel and massaged. The ONLY QB software that can handle true consolidated financials of combined companies is Enterprise.


Oh, and just because each company uses different accounts in COA does not in any way mean you need additional accounts beyond what is on the tax forms filed by the entities - class tracking will segregate the income/expenses

Level 11

Chart of Account Types



Unfortunately, such an option to customize account type or detail type is not available in QBO yet. The only thing you can do in QBO is merging accounts (with certain limitations).


You can refer to this article for more information:


For preparing consolidated financial statements, it always works better when you have the same COA template.

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