Building on the previous article that guided you through setting up A2X for use with QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Enterprise, in this article we will guide you through the creation of your chart of accounts .csv file.

You will export your chart of accounts from QuickBooks, and then use this data to create your chart of accounts .csv file for upload. 

Please Note: Article is written specifically for QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Enterprise. 

Let's get started!

STEP 1: Export Chart of Accounts File from QuickBooks 

Windows: File > Utilities > Export > Lists to IIF Files
Mac: File > Export > Lists to IIF Files

Check the "Chart of Accounts" box and click "OK"

Name your file and click Save. It be saved as an .iif file.

Please note: The following list of accounts types are required to complete A2X's accounts and taxes mapping.

  • Amazon Revenue (Income)
  • Amazon Fees (Expense)
  • Amazon Advertising (Expense)
  • Amazon Settlement Bank (Bank)
  • Amazon Carry Forward Balance (Asset)
  • Amazon Credit Card (CC)
  • Amazon Inventory (Asset)
  • Amazon Cost of Goods (COGS)
  • Amazon Pending Balance (Asset)
  • Amazon Reserved Balance (Asset)
  • Sales Tax Liability (Liability)
  • Amazon Lending (Liability)

STEP 2: Edit Your Chart of Accounts .iif file and Save as a .csv to upload into A2X

You'll need to open your .iif file using Excel.

Right-click your file > open with > Excel
Handy Hint: If Excel is not an available option, choose text editor open, then copy/paste the data into excel

Below is an example file. The information needed for your chart of accounts file is highlighted in orange. (Account Name, Type and Number)

Copy/paste the orange columns into a .csv file.
After copy/pasting the columns into a .csv file, your chart of accounts list should look like this:

Please note: If QuickBooks Account Numbers is not enabled, you can manually add account numbers in column C. Account numbers are required in A2X.

Your .csv file is now ready for upload!

STEP 3: Upload your chart of accounts file by going to A2X Settings > Connections

Choose your file, and click on the orange "Upload Accounts" button.

You are now ready to map your accounts!

Having issues with your Chart of Accounts file upload? Contact our support team!

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