Recording transactions through bank feeds

When importing bank transactions (either manually or with bank feeds), all transactions are listed under Transactions to record. This page can be found under Bank feeds, or alternatively you can find the page in your Things to do.

transactions to record

Matching bank transactions in Bokio

When you import bank transactions into Bokio, you will get suggestions to match these bank transactions against existing supplier and customer invoices, and manual payments (journal entries that include a bank account that are already recorded).

You can do this by ticking one or multiple transactions that have suggested matches. You can also select all transactions with a match using the filter option shown below.

filter transactions

Once you tick one transaction that has a suggested match, you will then only be able to select other transactions that have a suggested match (either with another journal entry, supplier invoice or customer invoice) so you can match these transactions in one batch. The other transactions that do not have a match will be greyed out and you will not be able to select these. You also have the select all checkbox on the top left of the screen shown below. This is only available if you have no transactions You will then be prompted to Match X items.

select all transactions

You will then see a confirmation that transactions have been matched.

confirmation of matched transactions

To see the result you can go to the Bank feeds page and view the specific account you recorded transactions from as shown below:

recorded transactions

Manual matching

If we suggest a match that isn’t correct, then you can choose the correct match by ticking the transactions and then clicking on Browse matches. This option is only available if you have one item ticked, it can’t be done as a batch option.

browse matches

If there are no suggested matches you can access the manual matching by clicking on “…” and then Match manually.

match manually

You then have the option to instead match it to any unpaid invoices or supplier invoices, but only to journal entries that are the same amount.

match journal entries

Click on Match and register payment (when matching to invoices) or Match with journal entry (when matching to journal entries) which will remove these from the Transactions to record page. You will then see the screen shown below confirming this action.

match register payment

Alternatively, if you don’t want to match this to an invoice or journal entry you can record instead (create a new journal entry), see more about recording transactions below.

Match with journal entries

We will suggest matches with journal entries if:

  • The amount of the journal entry is the same as the bank transaction
  • It is in the same payment account and the date is within 5 days either before or after the journal entry that has been recorded.

If you have a journal entry that is for the same amount but the date is over 5 days before or after the transaction then it can be matched manually.

As these journal entries have already been recorded there is no journal entry recorded in this step. However, these bank transactions now disappear from your Transactions to record and this will link the imported bank transaction to the journal entry.

Match with invoices or supplier invoices

We also suggest matches between both supplier and customer invoices with imported bank transactions. We will suggest matches when the invoice amount has the same amount or is within 5% of the imported bank transaction, but only when the bank transaction date is between the invoice date and 7 days after the due date.

If it doesn’t fit within this range you can find out how to manually match transactions in the guide on this page. If the invoice hasn’t already been recorded this process will also record the invoice, as well as registering and recording the payment.

If the invoice isn’t exactly the same amount you will need to decide whether you still want to close the invoice or leave it open for more payments.

Supplier invoice

supplier invoice

Customer invoice

customer invoice

Recording bank transactions in Bokio

You can also record new bank transactions in Bokio either by using one of the bookkeeping templates or manually.

You can use a template to record multiple transactions at once or record them individually. You do this by ticking the transactions you wish to record and searching for a certain type of transaction for example rent and use the select all button (top left).

select all

You can then find the correct bookkeeping template by using the Suggestions, Search function or scrolling through All templates. Once you have selected the correct template you can then Record transactions as shown below.

record transactions

This will then create a separate journal entry for each transaction using the same template.

separate journal entries

If you choose to record transactions manually you can only record one transaction at a time. First you tick the transaction that you wish to record, then click on the Manual tab. We will then automatically fill the bank line of the journal entry and you simply need to select the other side of the journal entry (in the example below bank charges).

record manually

Once this balances you can click Record transaction and this will then confirm the journal entry.

record transactions