Import Accounting Data Via CSV Trial Balance

You can now connect a company through a .CSV Trial Balance file. When you create multiple companies using the CSV upload, you can also use Consolidations within Reach Reporting. After upload all financial statements will be automatically created.

Download a CSV template and easily copy and paste your trial balance data. You can also create a new tab in an existing spreadsheet using the same data structure.


If adding new monthly data, you can download the previously uploaded CSV and then add the new month column and reupload.

After your CSV template is ready (formatting instructions below) select "Add Company" and then choose the Upload CSV Trial Balance button.


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When formatting .CSV files for import into Reach Reporting follow these formatting rules, otherwise the data may not import properly:

 • Show the actual cumulative fiscal ending balance (not monthly change) in your data.
• Each account record must start on its own line.
• Header rows are required for mapping Reach Reporting fields to imported fields


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Columns A, B, and D are mandatory. Column C allows you to have parent and sub-accounts. Column E must have the beginning of the monthly dates. You can begin in any month and then have the date range continue. If your data is quarterly or annually, enter the total trial balance for the applicable period. For example, put Q1 data as of 3/31/2020 in the monthly column.

• Make sure that mandatory columns are pre-filled and that correct mapping is used.
Account ID and Name (A & B Columns) are for General ledger account numbers and names.
Account Type (Column D) is the General ledger account type that must match the Reach Reporting account types below.


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• Keep your debits and credits formatted with the correct sign. Reach Reporting will automatically transform these so that they work in financial statements and metrics. Transform the data as shown below.


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• Use the file type CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited).
•Depending on your regional settings the default delimiter used to separate data in a .CSV file can be different (usually semicolon or commas). Use commas (,) to separate data.
• Use dot (.) as a decimal separator and comma (,) as a thousand separator.
• The enclosing character (double quotes) must be used when the delimiter appears in the field.

Additional notes on formatting your .CSV file with different regional settings

You can either use a CSV converter tool (many are available online for free) or use the following workaround:

• Format all cells as General.

• Save as CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited).

• Open file in a text editor such as Notepad.

• If you are using a number format that does not have dot (.) as a decimal separator use the Replace option to replace commas with dots as shown below (CTRL+H shortcut for Notepad).

• Next using the same option replace all delimiters with commas (,) as shown below.


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