Unit Accounts Have a Balance Brought Forward Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Financials General Ledger Select Product Version All Products TechKnowledge Content Issue I just closed my year in the General Ledger and now my unit accounts have a balance brought forward. What can I do to zero this balance out without affecting my historical year?Resolution You need to make a backup of your Great Plains data.1. Go to Setup | Financial | General Ledger and unmark Maintain Transaction and Account History. If you are using Multicurrency you will need to first go to Setup | Financial | Multicurrency and unmark Maintain History in the Multicurrency Setup window. (It is possible that your window will not display a checkbox. You will need to click in the Maintain History box to display the checkbox).2. Post a standard entry (Transactions | Financial | General) to your unit account in your historical year. Reverse the distributions by crediting what was orginally debited and debiting what was originally credited. You will want to set the transaction date to the last day of you historical year. By not Maintaining History we will not affect the ending year's balance, but a reversing entry will post to the open year to change the beginning balance to zero.3. Go back into Setup - Financial - General Ledger and mark to Maintain Account and Transaction History. If using Multicurrency go back into Setup | Financial | Multicurrency and mark to Maintain History.This article was TechKnowledge Document ID: 22993 INTERNAL DISCLAIMER MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, THE RELIABILITY OR THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION THAT IS CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND THE RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE (THE “MATERIALS”) FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE MATERIALS MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM AND EXCLUDE ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SATISFACTORY CONDITION OR QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIALS. Last Updated: 10 Mar 2017 Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.