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ArthurSpooner
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Automatic adjustments to exchange account

Hi,

 

I currently have 3 bank accounts as follows AUD, USD and GBP.

 

The two foreign currency bank accounts are set up as such and have corresponding exchange accounts.

 

My assumption was that if I were to update the exchange rate in the currencies list, the exchange account would automatically update to reflect the changing foreign exchange rate. 

 

For example:

If I had on hand USD $100 and the exchange rate was USD/AUD 1/1.25, the GL accounts would show "USD Bank account": $100 and "exchange account": AUD $25 meaning an AUD balance of $125 is reflected in the GL.

 

If I then update the exchange rate to 1:1.50, I would have expected that the two accounts would then show "USD Bank account": $100 and "exchange account"AUD $50 meaning an AUD balance of $150 is reflected in the GL. The $25 movement is recorded as an unrealised FX gain.

 

However, when I update the foreign exchange rate at the moment, this does not seem to occur. Surely a manual entry is not required?

 

Any help is appreciated. I'm using AccountRight Premier V19.6.

 

Thanks

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gavin12345
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Re: Automatic adjustments to exchange account

Hi @ArthurSpooner

 

Classic MYOB (v19) only deals with realised gains. The exchange rate applies at the time of a transaction. Once you set a rate it applies to all transactions until you change it. Changing the rate (or any other setting in MYOB) only affects subsequent transactions, it does not change already recorded transactions.

 

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Gavin

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