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Dive Deep Into Your Books With Double-Entry Accounting Software

Double-Entry Accounting software means accurate financial reporting and compliant books to help you and your accountant make smart choices for your small business.

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Ensure Compliance With Accurate Reporting

FreshBooks small business accounting software identifies revenue items and their related expenses, giving small business owners an accurate calculation of profits and losses.

The best accounting software offers automatic checks and balances to ensure debit and credit amounts are equal, greatly reducing the chance of errors year-round and when you file taxes.

Now any business owner can keep track of their financial statements and business performance with Double-Entry Accounting software features such as:

Balance Sheet

General Ledger

Accounts Payable

Accountant Access

Trial Balance

Cost of Goods Sold

Chart of Accounts

Journal Entries

Make Confident Business Decisions

FreshBooks Double-Entry Accounting software help you make choices based on actual business data and insights.

Set aside enough for tax time, understand the costs of running your business, find out if you have money to hire and confidently forecast your earnings with the accurate financial statements and reports available in our comprehensive solution.

Everything Your Accountant Needs… And More

Give your accountant exclusive access to your FreshBooks account for the financial information and reports they need to support your small business.

Whether it’s tax time or time to make important financial decisions, FreshBooks Double-Entry Accounting software makes working with your accountant easy.

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Screenshot of bank reconcilliation and transactions record in FreshBooks accounting software

Tears of Joy for Automated Bank Reconciliation

Did you receive an invoice payment? Purchase a coffee at the airport? Whatever it was, automated Bank Reconciliation makes organising every financial transaction a breeze.

  • Import and categorise financial transactions by connecting your bank accounts
  • Approve, change, or add automated matching suggestions in seconds
  • Mark and categorise equity, transfers, and refunds easily
  • Create a summary report and export it to Excel

FreshBooks small business accounting software is the partner you’ve always wanted to help out with Bank Reconciliation and transaction management.

Easily Manage Your Bills With Accounts Payable

Do you pay an internet bill every month? Or rent office space? Accounts Payable makes it easy for any small business owner to track bill payments they make and owe to vendors. Plus, reports like Profit & Loss and Cash Flow Statement tell you exactly where you stand at tax time and year-round.

Track Every Type of Transaction with Credits

Have you ever needed to refund a client for a sale? Or reward a customer with a discount?

The Credits feature allows you to track prepayments, overpayments, and credits notes, sort by client, then easily apply them to future invoices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Balance Sheet Report?

A Balance Sheet is a snapshot of your business’s financial position on a given day, usually calculated at the end of the quarter or year. Balance Sheets are also valuable for summarising your business’ assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity (also known as shareholders’ equity).

The way your finances balance is as follows: Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s Equity. When everything balances in your online accounting software, all your finances are accounted for.

Learn more about the Balance Sheet Report here.

Get a quick overview of reports here.

Does FreshBooks help me fill out my tax return?

Yes! FreshBooks has accounting reports for small businesses, like the Profit and Loss Report and Sales Tax Summary, which have the key numbers you need to fill out and file your tax return. We’ve even put together a list of handy resources to help you get ahead of tax time, which you can check out below. And if you need double-entry accounting or bookkeeping help with filling out your return, check out our Accounting Partner Program to get matched with one of our vetted accounting or tax professionals.

Learn about the Profit & Loss Report here.

Learn about the Sales Tax Summary Report here.

Get a quick overview of reports in this short video.


If I connected my bank account to FreshBooks, how do I know my data’s safe?

We are committed to ensuring your data’s security and protection by implementing SSL policies and ensuring we’re PCI compliant. We also work with partners who have security measures in place to ensure your data is safe.

Review our Security Policy here.

I work with an accountant or bookkeeper. How can I show them how I’ve been tracking all my business income?

You can add your accountant to your business’ team inside FreshBooks. From there, they’ll be able to run accounting reports like the Profit & Loss Statement, and they can even help ensure that your financial records are correct. You can also export your financial reports from our comprehensive accounting system and send them directly to your accountant.

FreshBooks’ Plus and Premium plans allow you to invite up to 10 accounting professionals per business at no extra cost. If your accountant wants to learn more and familiarise themselves with FreshBooks’ double-entry accounting features, they can sign up for the Accounting Professionals Program to become a FreshBooks certified accounting partner. Read more about Accounting Permissions here.

If you’ve generated an accounting report that you’d like to share with your accountant, you can export it to Excel, print it, or send it directly to your accountant’s email. Read more about each accounting report option here.

What is a Profit & Loss Report?

The Profit and Loss Report (P&L) is an accounting report that shows your total income and your total expenses in a specific period of time. This Report also goes by a few other names, so it is also called an “Income Statement”, a “Statement of Operations”, a “Statement of Financial Results”, or “Income & Expense Statement”. 

A Profit & Loss Report (income statement) is one of the three critical financial statements used to report a company’s financial performance over a specific accounting period. The other two crucial statements are the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Report.

Learn more about the Profit & Loss Report here.

Get a quick overview of reports here.

What is the difference between single and double-entry accounting systems?

Essentially, each type of accounting system refers to how it records transactions. A single-entry accounting system records single entries of debit or credit transactions. A double-entry accounting system works by recording each transaction in two accounts. This means that for every debit record there is a corresponding credit entry and vice versa. FreshBooks is double-entry accounting software that takes each side of the equation into account.

Want even more information about our double-entry accounting system? Check out this article: What Is Double-Entry Accounting?

What’s the difference between double-entry bookkeeping and double-entry accounting?

There is no difference between a double-entry bookkeeping and a double-entry accounting system. Some refer to it as double-entry bookkeeping, while others refer to it as double-entry accounting or double-entry journal accounting. All have the same fundamental difference from a single entry accounting or bookkeeping system. 

A single entry system involves creating a single entry for all business transactions to the accounting records. In contrast, a double-entry accounting system means every business transaction amount is recorded in two accounts. Additionally, a double-entry bookkeeping system reduces the risk of accounting errors and offers a level of financial transparency that single-entry can’t provide.


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