Xero: Setting Up Your Integration

Xero: Guide To Bank Reconciliation


Bank reconciliation is a critical process for maintaining accurate financial records, especially when integrating Matters.Cloud with Xero. This guide provides a detailed overview of reconciling bank accounts when using both platforms, ensuring that your financial data is aligned and reliable.

Reconciling bank accounts involves matching the transactions recorded in your accounting software with the corresponding transactions on your bank statements. With Matters.Cloud and Xero working together, the reconciliation process can be streamlined, but it requires careful attention to detail to ensure accuracy.

In this article, you'll learn:
  1. The importance of regular bank reconciliation and how it impacts your business.
  2. How Matters.Cloud and Xero interact during the reconciliation process.
  3. Step-by-step instructions for reconciling bank accounts, including identifying and correcting discrepancies.
  4. Tips for troubleshooting common issues and ensuring a smooth reconciliation process.
Whether you're new to bank reconciliation or seeking to refine your existing workflow, this guide will help you maintain financial clarity and confidence. Let's get started by exploring the basics of reconciling bank accounts with Matters.Cloud and Xero.

Typically firms who integrate Matters.Cloud with Xero will not directly create invoice payment transactions within Matters.Cloud unless a correction is needed or if entering a transaction to transfer funds from a Client / Trust account balance.

Setup Xero For Bank Reconciliation

When using Matters.Cloud together with Xero, you can reconcile both your operating and trust/client account bank accounts, providing comprehensive financial oversight. This dual capability is crucial for firms managing client funds in addition to their operational finances.

Refer to the following article on setting up Xero for Bank Reconciliation:

Map Your Bank Accounts Within Matters.Cloud

Matters.Cloud can automatically create transactions for trust / client accounts within Xero. To enable this feature you need to follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to Setup > Trust > Bank accounts
  2. Select the Bank account you wish to map to Xero
  3. Update the Xero bank account and Xero control account fields to map to the appropriate accounts within Xero
  4. Click the Submit button

Complete Your Bank Reconciliation with Xero

The reconciliation process allows you to match transactions created in Matters.Cloud with those imported from your bank accounts into Xero, ensuring that your records are accurate and up-to-date. This feature not only aids in meeting regulatory requirements for trust / client accounts but also streamlines financial management across your business. 

Refer to the following article on completing your bank reconciliation using Xero:
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