How do I add ledgers to my ledger scheme?

In Animana you are able to create your own ledger scheme to keep track of your financial balance, profits, and losses. This article will provide step by step instructions on how to add a new ledger.

Before you start

  • You need permission to be able to edit the ledger scheme. Permissions can be adjusted by practice administrators in General Settings > Role Management.
  • The ledger scheme in a new Animana account consists only of the necessary ledgers. Contact your bookkeeper or accountant and compare the ledger scheme in Animana with your current ledger scheme or the desired ledger scheme.
  • Locked ledgers – which cannot be deleted – are system ledgers that already attached settings defined. The names and settings can not be changed. However, all numbers can be changed. Other ledgers also become locked when there are bookings on them or the start amount has been filled in. Here are some examples of locked ledgers:

Step-by-step instructions

If there are plans to add a new ledger on or after December 1st, a new ledger needs to be created for the current year but also one for the new year.
  1. Browse to  > Financial > Ledger Scheme.
  2. The page will show two different tables. One for the “balance” and the other for “profit and loss account”. Click on the Add Ledger Number link at the bottom of one of the tables:

  3. During the first step you need to select a ledger group. From the drop down menu you have the ability to select from –  cash/bank accounts, cost, revenue, private or other:
    Here is an overview as to what these ledger groups mean, which should help you decide which ledger group is the correct one, after you have made your selection. Click on one of the ledger options below to see more details, and once a selection has been made, proceed to the next step.
    The ledger group setting is important since they have default settings that cannot be changed and determine where and how a ledger can be used. If you do not know which ledger group to use, please contact your accountant or bookkeeper.
    Involves ledgers that have anything to do with cost. Ledgers created in this group will be placed on the profit and loss account on the debit side.With this ledger, you will to fill in the details provided on the image shown below:

    Should be used for ledgers for payments and suspense accounts. Ledgers created in this group can be used for payments and will be placed on the balance.

    In the first field you may enter a number. Feel free to make up a number. Your accountant probably has a preference in what numbers (s)he would like to use. We do not allow duplicate numbers so please change the number of the ledgers already provided to the desired numbers and then add new ledgers. Ledgers are displayed in their nominals in numerical order.

    At the bottom of this section you will have the opportunity to indicate if this is a payment option, if so a payment method needs to be specified as well. Example: If you wish to take cash, make sure that the payment option is set to Yes and the payment method set to Cash.

    In case there are multiple locations or branches: if multiple locations or branches have been set up in Animana, and payments are associated with a certain location or branch, the location can be filled in to show that payment option only for that location or branch.

    In case of a single location: if there is only a single location available we advise to fill this location in for the cash ledger. This will copy the end amount on the ledger on December 31st as a start amount for January 1st and allow employees to do a correct first day overview (cash count) in the new year.

    Used for ledgers related to revenue. Ledgers created in this group will be placed on the profit and loss account on the credit side.

    Ledgers involved with withdrawing (or depositing) money from the business for private purposes (of the owners). Ledgers created in this group will be placed on the balance on the debit side.

    If the ledger you wish to create does not in fit into the 4 groups mentioned above you can select other.

    You can now choose if the ledger should be on the balance or the profit or loss account and whether it should be on the debit or credit side:

  4. Once you have filled in everything on the ledger, click on the Save button

More about this

How do I export the ledger scheme into Excel or PDF?

  1. Go to  > Financial > Ledger Scheme.
  2. Scroll down and click one of the buttons at the bottom of the table.
    Press to export to Excel or press PDF icon to export to PDF.

The exported information will show you the information displayed on this screen.


Nominals can be added and/or changed at the top of the ledger scheme by clicking on nominals. Simply enter a name and click save. If you wish to order this list other than alphabetical you can add a number in the order field.

Ledger scheme not balanced

If the debit and credit amounts on the balance are not the same you will see a red warning:

This should resolve itself when all the correct start amounts have been entered.

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