How to customise account type matching rules

This article assists admin users use the Admin Centre within Active Workpapers.

Admin users can fully customise the back end of the Active Platform to suit the style and requirements of the firm.

Matching rules assist in the conversion process of accounts from client accounting files to Active Workpapers. Active Workpapers drives different functionality based on account types and therefore it is important that all accounts coming from different sources can be captured and classified appropriately when entering Active Workpapers.

Accessing the binder settings admin centre

Navigate to the active platform home page.

Click on your name icon and press Admin Centre.

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Click on Binder Settings under the workpapers banner. You will be taken to another webpage.

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Click on Matching Rules on the left-hand menu.

The Active Platform ships with a standard set of matching rules as below.

Adding New Matching Rules

In this example, a matching rule will be created for a Stripe Bank account to allocate this to a Cash and Bank Balances Account Type.

Click on + New Matching Rule.

Select whether you would like your rule to search by account name, code or type.

: Account name is the most common way to match an account.

Match Conditions Fields

Classification - 
Allows a match for an account classification, such as assets or expenses. 

Find - Is where you type the phrase, such as Stripe, for the system to find the account.

Case Sensitive – The find condition can be made case sensitive by clicking the Case Sensitive box. Leave unticked for a more accurate match.

Search Mode - relates to where in the account name should the system search for your phrase. Anywhere will tell the system to find the phrase anywhere in the account name, whereas Begins With will only recommend the workpaper against an account that begins with the phrase “Stripe”.

Apply to all accounts – this will apply the rule to all accounts coming into Active Workpapers, including ones that have been manually set. Tick the box if you wish to override manually set account types with this rule to enforce consistency.

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Account Type: This is where the account type you wish for the account to be allocated to in Active Workpapers is to be set. Select Cash and Bank Balances from the account type dropdown.

Link Taxonomy: This is where the account can be linked to a taxonomy area for tax reporting. Link to the Cash and Bank Balances taxonomy.

Primary Production: If the account you are creating a matching rule for is Primary Production related, tick this box.

Non-Taxable: If the account you are creating a matching rule for is non-taxable, tick this box.

Risk Priority: Select the risk priority of the account from Low to Critical, and this will display within the workpapers for this account. For example, a legal expenses account may be deemed to be High Risk due to the varying tax treatments available.

Click Save.

The matching rule has now been created. Add as many matching rules as your firm requires to increase standardisation and consistency of workpaper preparation.

Next article: How to customise binder type record rules / recommendations.


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