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G/L Account Categories in NAV 2017

Posted: 15/11/2016 4:04:40 PM by Dynamic Business IT Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 gives you full control over your chart of accounts and how you want your accounts to appear on the financial statements.

By using the G/L Account Categories feature, you are able create new categories and map accounts to those categories, providing personalization the structure of your financial statements.


Here is an example of how you can provide more details on your financial statements for your cash accounts.

Search for Account Categories.  The search results listed will be reduced as you type.  Select G/L Account Categories from the search results.

Select the row on the page that has a description of Cash, select the Edit List action from the ribbon, and select the New action from the ribbon.  A new record will appear in the list.

Create the following entries and map them to the G/L accounts (three accounts are created here for example, 10100, 10200 and 10300).

Description Account Category G/L Accounts in Category
Checking Account Assets 10100
Savings Account Assets 10200
Petty Cash Assets 10300

Select the Generate Account Schedule action from the ribbon.  This will regenerate the layout of the financial statements to include the newly added categories.

Run the Financial Statement – Balance Sheet. Notice the new breakdown of your cash accounts and the new subtotal that was automatically created.

This is just one of many examples of how Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 makes you more productive.