Month End Closing Checklist

The end of the month is a hectic time in any back office. A monthly checklist can help ensure that all financial transactions that affect your bottom line are accounted for. Setting a deadline for the month end close helps too (for example, close month and run reports by the 5th of the following month).

There are the usual day to day dealings to post, but there are also several unique transactions that only get posted on a monthly or quarterly basis that need to be accounted for.

Here’s a monthly closing list to help your accounting month end process go smoothly. Be sure to edit it as necessary to make it your own. Then implement it as part of your month end accounting procedures:


For further assistance, check out Alex’s pre-recorded webinar on “How to Complete a Month-end Closing.

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Good luck and remember this academy is not meant to be a substitute for professional services, just a helpful resource. Always consult a CPA or trusted professional if you seek tax or accounting advice.

Alex is the Product Manager for Aplos; he works with the development team to make changes and enhancements to the software, and trains employees on any new additions. A patient teacher, Alex loves to break down IT and financial concepts to make them easy to understand and to apply to real life situations. In his lessons on Aplos Academy, he also draws on his degree in Business Administration and Management and experience serving at his own church.

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