For companies sourced from QuickBooks or Xero, it is possible to change the method from Cash to Accrual or from Accrual to Cash. It is currently not possible to change between Cash and Accrual accounting for companies sourced from MYOB. For companies sourced from Excel, Fathom will simply import the numbers in the Excel import spreadsheet.
For Xero and QuickBooks sourced companies, to determine the accounting method used in Fathom, go to ‘Step 2 - Company Profile’ of the company’s Settings.
When a company is sourced from QuickBooks, all of the reports that we receive are formatted with respect to the company settings (Cash or Accrual) in QuickBooks.
You can change the method from Cash to Accrual, or from Accrual to Cash, by going to the company settings in QuickBooks and heading to the 'Accounting Method' property under 'Company'. After making the change in QuickBooks, update the company in Fathom (in 'Step 1' of Settings) to reflect your results in the new chosen method.
QuickBooks Online Advanced
For companies sourced from QuickBooks Online Advanced, changing the accounting can be done by going to the company settings in QuickBooks Online Advanced and selecting ‘Advanced’.
From there, you can set the ‘Accounting Method’ to ‘Cash’ or ‘Accrual’. After making the change in QuickBooks Online Advanced, you then need to update the company in Fathom (in ‘Step 1’ of Settings) to carry over the change into Fathom.
For companies sourced from Xero, the initial import will always default to the accrual method. You can switch the accounting method in 'Step 2 - Company Profile' in the company's Settings. Under the 'Company Details' section, click the 'edit' option next to the listed accounting method. Choose 'Cash' or 'Accrual' and then click 'Update'.