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The Best Free Accounting Templates

Everybody loves to see their business in the black. With the free Accounting Templates from FreshBook, staying on top of your business accounting is well within reach.

As a business owner, you need to keep track of how much money is coming in, how much is going out and whether you are making a profit. Knowing your numbers will only help you when it comes to making important business decisions.

The Accounting Software Templates from Freshbook help you manage your bookkeeping with ease. Download your free accounting invoice template to take control of your bookkeeping.

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Free accounting templates make managing your books simple and affordable. Better yet, you can customize them to suit the unique needs of your business.

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General Ledger

General ledgers are basically the mastersheets of all of your business’s finances. They include all of your important business numbers–from how much revenue has come in to how much money has gone out.

A general ledger is includes information from other documents, called sub-ledgers. The important sub-ledgers are P&Ls and balance sheets. Simply download one of the free downloadable general ledgers samples from FreshBooks to create your own in minutes.

Free General Ledger Template

  • Create professional general ledgers
  • Understand your business’s worth
  • Keep a financial mastersheet

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  • Automatically merge sub-ledgers
  • Avoid costly accounting mistakes
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Profit and Loss Template

A profit and loss statement—also commonly called a P&L or income statement—shows your business’s cash flow over a designated period of time. All revenue and expenses are detailed on this type of statement.

There is a pretty standard format that business owners use for their P&Ls, so FreshBooks has created the perfect template for you to simply input the money that has gone in and out of your account. Profit and loss sheets also typically breakdown your revenue and expenses into categories so that it is easier to visualize where every dollar has come from or has been spent in your business.

Free P&L Template

Profit and Loss Template by FreshBooks
  • Download for free in multiple formats
  • Collect information that’s useful for tax time
  • Customize according to your needs

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  • Automatically create P&Ls
  • Pull your statement from the cloud
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Expense Report Template

Keeping track of your business expenses is essential to a headache-free tax time. Knowing your expenses is also essential when it comes to determining your profits and taxes owed.

You can itemize your expenses to create something called an expense report, which keeps a super detailed record of any money that you’ve spent on your business. The FreshBooks expense report template helps make keeping your expenses in check a bit simpler.

While the template is a free resource for businesses, FreshBooks offers fast and efficient accounting software that helps you keep track of your income, expenses and profits.

Free Expense Report Template

Expense Report Template by FreshBooks
  • Download for free in multiple formats
  • Collect information that’s useful for tax time
  • Customize according to your needs

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  • Store information in the cloud
  • Access your financials on the go
  • Attach receipts to expense reports
  • Automatically track recurring expenses

Simple Balance Sheet Template

You work hard to grow your business, so you definitely want to know what your business is worth. Balance sheets are statements that express your business’s assets and liabilities. An asset is something that your business owns, like the money in your bank account or items you have in your inventory. Liabilities are basically your company’s outstanding responsibilities, such as debts to be paid or services to be rendered.

Equity is also an essential component of a simple balance sheet. You can calculate equity by subtracting your liabilities from your assets. Create simple balance sheets with the free template from FreshBooks.

Free Simple Balance Sheet Template

Balance Sheet Template by FreshBooks
  • Organize your assets and liabilities
  • Calculate your equity
  • Download template in seconds

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  • Generate balance sheets automatically
  • Share balance sheets with your team
  • Save your files to the cloud
  • Customize your documents on the go

Billing Statement Template

Fostering clear communication between you and your clients ensures that you get paid for your hard work and that your clients know what they are being charged for. Create detailed and professional client account statements so that your clients can see all activity on their accounts.

This type of document is also great to have on hand for your customer service representatives. That way, they can pull up past transactions in the event that a customer comes forward with an issue.

Free Billing Statement Template

  • Communicate charges to clients
  • Record purchasing histories and trends
  • Create professional account statements

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  • Access client account records from anywhere
  • Collaborate with team members
  • Send files to clients online
  • Store client information on cloud

Bank Reconciliation Template

During some transactions, the money is received by the bank on a different date than when the original bank paid the fee. In this situation, a buyer’s records don’t line up with your own. To fix this discrepancy, it can be accounted for in bank reconciliation statements.

Bank reconciliation is a more advanced accounting record that accounts for money leaving its origin and arriving to its destination. This sort of record is important to keep for money leaving and entering your bank account. You never want as much as a dollar to go unaccounted for.

Free Bank Reconciliation Template

Bank Reconciliation Template by FreshBooks
  • Create detailed bank reconciliation templates
  • Track incoming and outgoing transactions
  • Keep track of your cash flow

Bank Reconciliations with FreshBooks

  • Prepare financial records with ease
  • Automate your bookkeeping
  • Avoid costly accounting issues
  • Sync with your existing accounts

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What Type of Accounting Template Should I Use?

A Variety of Templates to Suit Your Needs

The type of accounting template you should choose to use depends on both your preferences and needs. For example, if you have a large amount of data to track, an accounting spreadsheets template may be best for you. You also have the ability to download either a Google Sheets or Excel accounting template, depending on which program you like best. If you’d rather work in a Google Doc or Word document, you can do that, too.

With FreshBooks accounting templates, you always have a choice. Select the format you want, the template you need and customize it for your business.

Balance Sheet Template by FreshBooks

Free Downloadable Accounting Templates

With the free downloadable accounting templates from FreshBooks, you’re minutes away from creating professional accounting spreadsheets. Use these documents to analyze the success and growth of your business and determine what moves to make in your business.

The FreshBooks accounting templates help you organize your income and expense numbers so that you can avoid the most common accounting headaches. And, come tax time, you’ll have all the information right in front of you.

Each of the different accounting templates from FreshBooks are available for download in a variety of file types, so you can create your ledgers and sub-ledgers just the way you want them.

Bank Reconciliation Template by FreshBooks

Fast and Efficient Accounting Software

Save time on your bookkeeping by switching from the free downloadable accounting templates to FreshBooks powerful accounting software. This fast and efficient cloud accounting software allows you to take bookkeeping into your own hands.

  • Take your accounting on the go
  • Create and send professional invoices
  • Work with your team in the shared FreshBooks portal
  • Store your company’s data in the secure cloud
  • Retrieve data from anywhere with wifi
  • Generate detailed business reports at the click of a button

You can access these amazing features risk-free for 30 days. No commitment necessary. Ready to try FreshBooks for your business?

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Free Accounting Spreadsheets

FreshBooks has accounting templates for every type of documents you need to start taking care of your business bookkeeping. What makes the FreshBooks templates so great is that they can be downloaded in whatever format you prefer. Choose Excel, PDF, Word or another format that works best for you.

  • Accounting Journals Templates
  • Google Sheets Accounting Template
  • Excel Accounting Template
  • Accounts Receivable Template
  • PDF Accounting Template
  • Accounting Worksheets Templates

With FreshBooks, accounting is simple. Choose the best accounting template for your business.

Profit and Loss Template by FreshBooks

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of accounting templates are there?

FreshBooks offers free accounting spreadsheet templates to suit all your business bookkeeping needs. Some of these templates include profit and loss templates, expense report templates, simple balance sheet templates, general ledger templates, bank reconciliation templates and more.

How do I customize my account ledger template?

FreshBooks provides accounting templates in a variety of convenient formats so you can customize them with ease. While the Excel accounting templates are the most popular, you can edit the templates in Google Sheets, Google Docs, Word and more.

How much does FreshBooks cost?

FreshBooks accounting templates are completely free, but our convenient cloud accounting software packages start at $15 a month–a great deal for businesses who want to streamline their bookkeeping.

Why do I need an accounting software if I have access to free templates?

The accounting worksheets templates are very useful, but most business owners prefer to automate their bookkeeping to save time. Managing all of your business accounting online is convenient, fast and makes tracking your financial a breeze.

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