Manually Importing Data from your Accounting System

How to import your Chart of Accounts and historical Account balances into Jirav

If you are using an accounting system that is not QuickBooks Online, Xero, or Netsuite, you will need to use Excel Spreadsheets to import your financial data into Jirav. 

This process happens in two steps:

Step 1. Import your Chart of Accounts

This is done first in order for Jirav to know how to treat the Balance Sheet and Income Statement imports.

Pro Tip: The Chart of Accounts upload only happens once unless you update your Chart of Accounts, then you will need to re-import for the change before you upload historical actuals for the Balance Sheet or the Income Statement.

Step 2. Balance Sheet and Income Statement uploads. 

The Balance Sheet and Income Statement are uploaded for each month of actuals. The Income Statement will need to be uploaded for each month by department, additional detail can be found below.

Step 1:

Chart of Accounts Upload

For the first step you will need an .xlsx file with your company’s Chart of Accounts that has been exported from your accounting system. The file that needs to be used to populate the Jirav Upload Template.

CLICK HERE for the COA Template

As displayed in the screenshot above, the Chart of Accounts is arranged by Summary, Number, Account and Type.

Summary: This will always be "No".

Number: This is where the number used to identify the account should be listed. If this column is not formatted as a number Jirav will not be able to import the sheet, please make sure the cell format is "Number"

Account: This column should show the name of accounts. Sub accounts can be specified by putting a colon (:) between the parent account name and the sub account name. 

Pro Tip: If you export from you accounting system is semicolon delimitated, meaning the account names have a punctuation mark that is a semicolon [ ; ] the file will not upload into Jirav. You will need to download a different report from you accounting system that does not have the semicolon - you would want a report that is separated by a colon [ : ].

Type: This field specifies what category this type of account should be filed under.

Excel Upload Steps

To upload the Chart of Accounts, follow the steps below. This will also be how you upload the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

  1. Log in to Jirav.com
  2. Navigate to [Actuals] in the top navigation bar of your Jirav homepage
  3. If you are unable to use the two bottom boxes for importing the .xlsx files, go through the Netsuite box instead. To upload the file click on [Import].

Jirav will indicate a successful upload with a green check mark and the date of the import as well as shown below.


Once you have successfully uploaded the Chart of Accounts you can then upload the Balance Sheet and Income Statement historical actuals.

Step 2:

Balance Sheet Upload

The Balance Sheet will need to be exported for each month of actuals from your accounting system and then imported to Jirav. So if you were to be uploading actuals for the first three months of the year you would have three separate excel files, one for each month.

Below is a screenshot example of what this file would look like.

To upload the updated Balance Sheet, repeat steps 1-3 above.

Income Statement Upload 

The Income Statement will need to be exported from you accounting system for each month of actuals by Department. So if you were to be uploading actuals for the first three months of the year you would have three separate excel files, one for each month.

The screenshot below is an example of the Income Statement export with the accounts in the leftmost column and the Departments across the columns. This will give Jirav the ability to forecast by Department and reflect variances appropriately for reporting. 

In order for Jirav to know how to import the sheet please be sure to tailor the upload template headers to reflect what is within the box below in the screen shot.