Reporting - Report Masters

Report Masters detail the overall outline and order of the report. In this screen, an administrator can create or edit custom firm reports. 'Page Templates' can also be added to the report master. Reportance comes with three standard reports as well as an Empty report:

  • Special Purpose Financial Report
  • Accountants Report with Disclaimer
  • Management Report



Adding a Report Master


Report Masters can be added by selecting the Admin Centre from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen. From here select Report Masters then + New Report Master.



The following table details the new report masters fields: 


Field
Description
Validation
Master Name
The name of the template which is used as a to identify the template when creating reports
Required - text
Report Title
Report title which will be displayed in the field {{Title}}
Required - text
This is the Default Report Master (checkbox)
This will set the report to be the one chosen when clicking "Create Report" without selecting the Report Master first. 
Style
Determines the look and feel of the report.
By default, the Business Fitness Styles. Dropdown list of available Styles.
Default Reporting Suite
Selects the reporting suite that is used for the reports by default.
Three options:
- Simple
- 2021 GPFR Tier 2
- 2020 SPFR
Default Footer
(dropdown box)
Selects which footer is used for the reports by default.
Two options:
- Compilation
- Internal Use
Restrict to Entity Type?
(optional)
When completing this only certain entity types will be able to use this report.
By default, none. A user can choose more than one entity from the list. 
Pages
Lists the pages and the order in which they appear.
See below for instructions.

Once the report fields have been completed click on Add Page.



Add all the pages you require from the dropdown list. Pages can then be reordered by clicking the hamburger icons next to the page numbers and dragging them. To remove a page from a report select the x button located at the right-hand side of the row.




Customising Pages


In the pages section, an administrator can update and change the default settings for each of the pages. There are four types of report pages which have different customisations: 

  1. Presentation pages - Cover Page and Contents Page
  2. Financial pages - Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Notes etc
  3. Legal pages - Compilation Report , Accountants Report Disclaimer and Client Declaration
  4. Story Board - Income Results, Cashflow Results, Working Capital Results


1. Presentation Pages


Presentation pages can only have the title customised. To customise the title click on the blue Customise button and then on the grey Customise button and type the desired name. If you wish to revert back to the previous name click on the Revert button (this will appear after customising the text).



2. Financial Pages


The financial pages have many settings to customise the layout of the report. 


Customising the title

To customise the title click on the blue Customise button and then on the grey Customise button and type the desired name. If you wish to revert back to the previous name click on the Revert button (this will appear after customising the text).



Changing the profit display in the Profit and Loss

Click on the drop-down menu of the Profit and Loss 'Display Option' to optionally show:

  • Profit before Income Tax
  • Profit after Income Tax
  • Combined Profit and Loss with Statement of Comprehensive Income



Separating the trading accounts from the Profit and Loss

To separate the trading account from the profit and loss check the Separate Trading Account box. This will ensure each trading account is printed on a separate page. Each trading account will still inherit the column layout applied when generating a report.



Changing the Layout of the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet
The layout of the Profit and Loss page and the Balance Sheet page can be changed. Row headers can be expanded or collapsed to change the amount of information which is shown in the report. To expand or collapse an account click on the arrow next to the account. Sub Header accounts can be shown in the Notes to Financial Statements when they are collapsed by checking the checkbox in the Show in Notes column. The following example shows both the collapsed and expanded options:



Note: By default, all account headers will be expanded. 


3. Legal Pages


Legal pages can only have the title customised. To customise the title click on the blue Customise button and then on the grey Customise button and type the desired name. If you wish to revert back to the previous name click on the Revert button (this will appear after customising the text).



4. Story Board Pages


Story Board pages can only have the title customised. To customise the title click on the blue Customise button and then on the grey Customise button and type the desired name. If you wish to revert back to the previous name click on the Revert button (this will appear after customising the text).





Editing a Report Master


To edit a Report Master, navigate to the Report Masters area in the Admin Centre. Click on the relevant report to open the edit screen. You will be able to make changes to all the fields which appear under the 'Adding a Report Master' section. Click on Save and Close to finalise.




Deleting a Report Master


To delete a Report Master, edit the report and click on Delete in the bottom right-hand corner.





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