Step One: Onboarding an existing Trust Account
This tutorial will walk you through the steps to onboard an existing Trust Account in TrustBooks.
Step 1. Start on the Dashboard page.
Step 2. Under the Onboarding Existing Trust Accounts section, click the Enter Initial Matters link.
Step 3. Choose the trust account you want to use.
Note: Usually it is in default if you have a single Trust Account.
The Enter Initial Matters page will be displayed.
Step 4. Then choose a start date.
Note: We recommend that you use the most recent reconciliation date you have with your old system. Or if you do not have a reconciliation, choose the date you want to start using Trustbooks.
Step 5. Enter All Matters with a Balance as of (selected start date). Grab all your client list from your old system and enter the Client Name, it's corresponding Matter and the Starting Balance.
Note: The Starting Balance is the net balance of all in and out activities available on a per client basis in the Trust Account.
In case you have more than three (3) clients, all you have to do is click the Add Matter button to add another row.
Step 6. Once done, click Save button.