Dynamics 365 Business Central - Account Schedules Overview

Watch our short how-to video for an overview of account schedules in Dynamics 365 Business Central.


Learn about Dynamics 365 Business Central account schedules

You can use account schedules to gain insight into the financial data stored in your chart of accounts. Account schedules analyse figures in G/L accounts and compare general ledger entries with general ledger budget entries. The results display in charts on your home page, such as within the Cash Flow chart.

You can set up your own rows and columns to specify the figures to compare. For example, you can create account schedules to calculate profit margins on dimensions like departments or customer groups. You can create as many customised financial statements as you want.

Setting up account schedules requires an understanding of the financial data in the chart of accounts. For example, you can view general ledger entries as percentages of budget entries. You use the Account Schedule window to set up account schedules.

You can use account categories to change the layout of your financial statements. After you set up your account categories in the G/L Account Categories window, and you choose the ‘Generate Account Schedules’ action, the underlying account schedules for the core financial reports are updated. The next time you run one of these reports, such as the balance statement, new totals and subentries are added, based on your changes.