How to Import Accountant Changes in QuickBooks 2020? Your Comprehensive Guide


Welcome to this comprehensive guide on seamlessly importing accountant changes in QuickBooks 2020. As businesses evolve, it becomes crucial to efficiently integrate updates from your accountant into your financial management system. This step-by-step tutorial will simplify the process, ensuring a smooth transition without any hiccups.

Step 1: Access Your QuickBooks 2020 Account

  1. Launch QuickBooks 2020 on your computer.
  2. Log in using your credentials to gain access to the dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Accountant's Changes

  1. Locate the "Accountant" menu on the top toolbar.
  2. Select "Import Accountant's Changes" from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Download the Accountant's Changes File

  1. Coordinate with your accountant to obtain the necessary changes file.
  2. Ensure the file is in a compatible format, such as a .QBY or .QBX file.

Step 4: Choose the Correct File

  1. Click on "File" and then "Utilities" in the Import Accountant Changes window.
  2. Select "Import Accountant's Changes" again and browse for the downloaded file.

Step 5: Verify and Review Changes

  1. QuickBooks will present a summary of the changes proposed by the accountant.
  2. Carefully review each modification to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Step 6: Accept or Reject Changes

  1. For each suggested change, decide whether to accept or reject it.
  2. Use the "Accept" or "Reject" button accordingly, or choose "Batch Accept" for multiple changes.

Step 7: Address Any Conflicts

  1. In case of conflicting changes, QuickBooks will prompt you to resolve the discrepancies.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to resolve conflicts and proceed.

Step 8: Finalize Changes

  1. Once you've reviewed and addressed all changes, click "Done" to finalize the import.
  2. QuickBooks will update your records with the accepted modifications.


Congratulations! You've successfully imported your accountant's changes into QuickBooks 2020. This streamlined process ensures that your financial records stay up-to-date, reflecting the collaborative efforts between you and your accountant. By following these easy-to-follow steps, you've taken a significant step towards maintaining accurate and efficient financial management within your business. If you have any further questions or encounter issues during the process, don't hesitate to consult QuickBooks support or your accountant for assistance. Happy accounting!

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