General Synder flow explained
Synder can streamline your accounting and make reconciliation easier. This guide outlines the general reconciliation flow for the Authorize.Net integration.
Please Note: Authorize.Net deducts a fee for its services on a monthly basis, rather than per transaction, and those expenses are to be managed manually from the bank feed in the accounting system.
Synder normally works with two bank accounts:
- One account is a clearing one, used for recording sales transactions, fees and refunds (so you have correct gross and net income recorded). This account (“Authorize.net Bank Account”) is to be reconciled against the actual Authorize.net.
- The other account is your actual checking account, to which your bank feed is connected. When Authorize.Net sends a settlement to your bank, Synder reflects this by making a transfer from the clearing to your Checking account. This account is reconciled against your actual Bank.
QuickBooks will automatically highlight those pieces that match and all you’ll need to do is click “Match” (or “Confirm”).
Now that we’ve described the flow, let’s get down to setting things up!
Synder Settings – Configuring Accounts
Synder uses a clearing account to represent real money flow firstly from your clients to Authorize.net account, and then bulk money transfer to your Checking bank account.
Please, follow the steps below to double check your settings:
1. Make sure you have “Authorize.Net Bank Account” in Sales and Fees tabs, so that individual transactions are deposited there.
2. Make sure under the Payouts tab a Checking bank account is selected.
Reconciliation flow in QuickBooks Online
Once your transactions get synchronized into QuickBooks for the time period needed, you will be able to find them in your clearing account in Chart of accounts.
Note: Authorize.Net lets you synchronize your sales and fees only when you get payouts for them.
As soon as there is a transfer from your Authorize.Net account to your bank account, the payout and all related charges will appear in Synder and get synced automatically.
Here is what you will get in your Authorize.Net Bank account, as you can see it reflects both individual charges to your clients as well as gross payout to the bank, making the balance go down to 0 (same way as your Authorize.Net has 0 money left):
Once Synder synchronizes the payout and its status says “Synced”, go back to QuickBooks Banking tab and refresh bank feeds. You’ll be able to see that the Add option for the bank feeds record was changed to Match (or Confirm). This means that Synder did the job for you and now you are ready for smooth reconciliation, just clicking Confirm (or Match) for all of your Authorize.Net transactions there. That’s what it will look like: