Multi-currency beta

Update to AccountRight Premier 2019.1 to turn on multi-currency

If you have a subscription to AccountRight Premier 2019.1 or later and you import or export goods and services you can turn on multi-currency.

What's on this page

What you can and can't do in AccountRight 2019.1

Upgrading for AccountRight Classic (v19) users

How AccountRight 2019.1 is different to AccountRight Classic

What's coming in future releases

How to get started with multi-currency

What you can do in 2019.1

Here's what you can do in the latest AccountRight release:

tick Create foreign purchases and sales, so it suits both importers and exporters.
tick Track realised gains/losses on payments.
tick Use item and service layouts for quotes, orders, and invoices/bills​.
tick Print and email foreign sales orders, purchase orders and remittance advices.
tick Full inventory tracking, including receipting of stock off an order (Receive Items)​.
tick Set default currencies on supplier cards​.
tick Set global exchange rates from the Currency List​.
tick Set custom exchange rates for a specific transaction​.
tick Create and reconcile bank accounts using foreign currencies.
tick Create Spend Money and Receive Money transactions using foreign bank account​s.
tick Pay foreign bills and track the realised gain or loss.
tick Import purchases, spend money and receive money transactions..

tick Upgrade from AccountRight Classic (V19). Learn how.

What you can't do in 2019.1

There are a few things you can't do with multi-currency, but we'll be delivering more functionality in future releases.

For now, here's what AccountRight can't do:

cross Use professional or miscellaneous layouts.
cross Create foreign transactions with a tax/GST rate that is higher than 0%
cross Create or use recurring transaction templates for foreign transactions.
cross View foreign currency information in accounts payable and accounts receivable.
cross Use live exchange rates.
cross Report on outstanding foreign currency balances (unrealised gains/losses).
cross Upgrade AccountRight v19 company files (also known as AccountRight classic) that have certain foreign transactions (see below).
cross Use multi-currency end points from the AccountRight API.
cross You can only create foreign bank accounts (that is, those set up with the Bank account type). Other types of foreign accounts, including credit cards and loan accounts are not supported.
cross Your local currency can be AUD or NZD.
cross Import sales.
cross Export foreign transactions.

What if I’m an AccountRight Classic (v19) user?

Good news! You can now you can upgrade your company file from AccountRight Classic (v19) to AccountRight 2019.1!

We’re still building multi-currency, so there are some things you won’t be able to do in AccountRight until future releases.

You won’t be able to upgrade yet if your company file has any of these:

cross Foreign transactions using miscellaneous, time-billing, or professional layouts
cross Foreign transactions​ with GST
cross Foreign general journals​
cross Foreign credit cards or loan accounts

Learn more about upgrading to AccountRight 2019.1


How is multi-currency in AccountRight 2019.1 different to AccountRight Classic?

In AccountRight 2019.1 transacting in multiple currencies easier to set up, and less confusing to use.

tick Exchange rates are now in the same format as those published in the media. The exchange rate represents the foreign currency value for 1 dollar of local currency, eg. 1 AUD = 0.75 USD. This is opposite to the way exchange rates displayed in AccountRight v19.
tick The exchange rate is visible in the purchases window.
tick We've extended exchange rates from 6 to 8 decimals. This will reduce the need for rounding adjustments.
tick Transactions now show the local currency equivalent for each foreign amount, as well as the total.
tick You can transact in multiple currencies for a single supplier or customer. This means you don't need multiple cards for the same contact if they deal in more than one currency.
tick You no longer need to set up separate foreign currency trade creditors/debtors accounts or exchange accounts—keeping your balance sheet simpler and cleaner.
tick In AccountRight Classic you needed to create manual journal entries to clear out rounding differences in exchange accounts. AccountRight 2019.1 handles these rounding differences automatically.
tick Your Deposits with Suppliers account is now correctly cleared to zero after converting an order to a bill. In v19 a manual journal was required to clear the balance left in your Trade Creditors Exchange account and your Deposits with Suppliers account.
tick A complete list of currencies is available for you, so you don't need to create any. All you need to do is enter the exchange rates for the ones you use (but we're working on automating this to use live exchange rates).

A couple of things to note:

note You can only create foreign bank accounts (that is, those set up with the Bank account type). Foreign credit card accounts are not supported yet.
note Your base currency can only be AUD or NZD.

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What's next


We're working on

note Live exchange rates
note GST on foreign transactions
note Display ageing in foreign currency within the Reconciliation Summary reports

Sounds great! How do I get started?

If you’re ready to turn on multi-currency head to our help page for instructions on setting it up and using it.

Once you turn on multi-currency you can’t turn it off. Don’t worry though—if you decide not to use it, you’ll still be able to use AccountRight normally, you’ll just see a few extra columns and buttons.

Get started with multiple currencies

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