There is no hard close to the QuickBooks file at the end of the year because that is how QuickBooks works. However, resetting the inventory accounts is a step that needs to be done at the beginning of the year. This step does not affect any of the accounting, but it makes the sub-accounts of the bulk wine and case goods zero which makes it much easier to match the costing book to the balance sheet.
Remember that finishing the costing book and confirming that it matches the balance sheet is a necessary process, even though it is often frustrating. If you reset the inventory accounts it is much easier to match the cost pools and the transfers between the bulk wine and the case goods.
I find that it is fun to do this journal entry. I don’t know why maybe it’s because it means that a new year has started, or maybe it’s just a nerd accounting thing.
In this video (must be a Silver Club member to view) I will walk you through the steps. If you would like assistance, come to Office Hours or use this link to set up a coaching session.