What is a Batch Deposit?
A batch deposit occurs when you put together payments from multiple customers in a single deposit. This can happen when you deposit cheques from different customers at the same time into your bank account, or have multiple credit or debit card payments from a merchant account transferred as a single deposit into your bank account. Using an Undeposited Funds account ensures that your deposit amounts in the Banking page match those shown on your bank statement.
Don't have an Undeposited Funds Account?
The Undeposited Funds account is included in your chart of accounts by default. If you removed it, please add it back by going to the Accounts page.
Then creating a new account with the Name of Undeposited Funds, and a
Type of Cash (you can add a Description if you like, but it's not necessary).
Using the Undeposited Funds Account
Use Undeposited Funds as the Payment Account
Go to the Enter Payment tab found in the Invoices page.
When you receive the payment from your customer, enter it like any other payment, but use the Undeposited Funds account for the Deposited To Account.
Every time you receive a payment that you will deposit into your bank along with other payments, record the payment to the undeposited accounts.
Make a Transfer from Undeposited Funds to the Bank Account
Let's say that you went to the bank and deposited three cheques totaling $4,000 into your bank account.
- Cheque #234 - $500
- Cheque #8837 - $1,000
- Cheque #2032 - $2,500
To record this, go to the Journal Entries page and Enter Transfer.
Then make a $4,000 transfer where the Withdraw From account is Undeposited Funds and the Deposit Into account is your Bank Account. If you like, you can add a Note referencing the cheques deposited, which makes it easier to track payments and deposits.
Now when you go to the Banking page and reconcile your bank account, instead of having three cheques show up as separate line items, it'll show up as a single deposit of $4,000, making it easy to reconcile.