Creating a Generic Payroll Journal

A generic journal option is available in BrightPay for users to create nominal ledger mapping of their choosing.

This may facilitate users who use accounting software which BrightPay doesn't specifically cater for, or users who wish to create their own mapping for Exact, Kashflow, Quickbooks, Sage or Xero instead of using the already built-in mappings.

 

1) Within Payroll, select Journal on the menu toolbar, followed by New Nominal Ledger Mapping...:

 

 

2a) On the next screen, select which Accounting Software your journal is to be created for. 

b) Enter a Mapping name of your choice. This name will subsequently appear in your listing of journal options.

c) Set your Date Range - the journal will include records for all payslips (across all pay frequencies) with a pay date within the selected range. 

d) Roll up - select whether you would like the journal to include individual records for each employee or whether to merge the records for each unique date.



 

e) Click Continue

 

3a) Nominal Ledger Mapping - for each of the payroll data items listed, enter the nominal account code to which amounts will be mapped to in your journal. A nominal account code can be used for multiple items. A description can also be entered for each data item.

 


b) When ready to proceed, click 'Continue'

 

4) Nominal Ledger Mapping (Director Items) - this screen allows you to map directors' pay items to alternate nominal accounts within your accounting software


a) Should you wish to map to alternate nominal codes for any payroll items relating to directors, simply click 'Yes' and enter/amend the nominal account codes and descriptions accordingly .







b) When ready to proceed, click 'Continue'.

 

 

5) Nominal Ledger Mapping (Custom Items) -  this screen allows the user to map custom pay items in BrightPay to other specific nominal account codes of their choosing. Examples of custom items include addition/deduction types, rates, pensions, etc. 

 
Please note: where you do not choose to use a specific code, such pay items will be included under the relevant general code that has been entered previously.

a) Debits  - debit items represent 'additions'. To allocate a specific nominal account code to a customised pay item:


i) select the pay item from the drop down menu

ii) enter a new nominal account code and description in the fields provided or select an existing nominal account from the drop down menu. 

 

b) Credits - credit items represent 'deductions'. To allocate a specific nominal account code to a customised pay item:


i) select the pay item from the drop down menu


ii) enter a new nominal account code and description in the fields provided or select an existing nominal account from the drop down menu.

 

 

 

c) Should you require additional fields, simply click 'Add Debit Item' or 'Add Credit Item' accordingly. 

d) When ready to proceed, click 'Continue'.

 

Your journal will now be displayed on screen for review. Simply click the 'Back' button to make any amendments. 


6a) When ready to export the journal to CSV, click the 'Export CSV File...' 

 



b) Browse to the location where you would like to save your CSV file to, then click 'Save'.

c) Press 'Print' to print or export a copy of your journal to PDF.

d) To close the journal screen, simply click the cross at the top right of this screen. If you have made any changes to the journal, you will be asked if you wish to save your changes. Click 'Yes' or 'No' as required.

e) If you choose to save your journal, this will now be added to your journal listing for future use







Your payroll journal is now ready for upload into your accounting software.

 

 

 

 

Need help? Support is available at 0345 9390019 or support@brightpay.co.uk.

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