Focus Checks

Dext Precision tackles all sorts of accounting insights and spots many kinds of errors. These are organised into Checks, which you can think of as individual tools or tasks that require review by someone.

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If the Check has a down-arrow on the right-hand-side, then it can be expanded to show more detailed information by clicking on the card:

Some Checks have additional configuration options that can be adjusted while you are in Flow Mode. These Checks have cog icons beside their title. Clicking on the cog will bring up the options that can be adjusted:

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Sometimes if a Check raises an alert then you are prompted to take action and fix whatever Dext Precision has found to be the issue. Focus provides a library of these Checks that can be combined together into Flow Templates.

Check Master List

A list of all checks available in Dext Precision:

Check NameDescriptionXeroQuickBooks
Aged ReceivablesA review of your aged receivables balance, find out who is late in paying you!YesYes
Average Debtor DaysThe Debtor Days ratio shows the average number of days your customers are taking to pay you.YesYes
Bank ReconciliationThis shows the total of unreconciled transactions across all bank accounts in Xero, as well as the oldest item. Ideally, all transactions should be reconciled as quickly as possible.YesNo
Aged PayablesA review of your aged payables balance – the invoices you have not paid yet.YesYes
Client has paid PAYEConfirm with the client that they have paid PAYE as per HMRCYesNo
Contact DefaultsSearch each Contact’s transaction history to suggest default reporting codes or VAT Rates which are then pushed back into Xero.YesNo
Cost by Account CodeDesigned to analyse the activity in the General Ledger over time and automatically detect issues.YesYes
Customer RelianceMonitor business reliance on key customers and assess associated risk.YesYes
Dividends StatusKeep track of who has declared dividends, how much they have declared and when they declared them.YesNo
Dormant AccountsGive your chart of accounts a spring clean – review all of the account codes which have not had activity in a while and archive them.YesYes
Draft InvoicesHighlights any draft bills or sales invoices in XeroYesNo
Duplicate ContactsDuplicate contacts go through all your Xero contacts and matches contacts that we think are the same supplier or customer.YesYes
Duplicate TransactionsDext Precision looks across invoices and bank transactions and highlights records that it thinks could be unwanted duplicates.YesYes
Entertainment AccountsA useful tool that tracks your spend on client and staff entertainment and will let you know if you have breached any thresholdsYesYes
Estimated Corporation TaxA simple Corporation Tax estimate to keep track of how much tax your client needs to pay.YesNo
Estimated VATAn estimation of VAT liability for the periodYesNo
Fixed Asset Account ReconciliationWe will take your fixed asset balance compare it to your balance sheet balance, highlight imbalances and then tell you the date that the imbalance started.YesNo
Fixed Asset AccountsChecks that Fixed Asset Account Types match up to a corresponding General Ledger AccountYesNo
Fixed Asset Depreciation ReconciliationWe will take your fixed asset depreciation account and compare it to your balance sheet depreciation account, highlight imbalances and then tell you the date that the imbalance started.YesNo
Fixed Asset Depreciation Run DateShows you the last time depreciation was run.YesNo
Fixed Asset DraftsReview all draft assets to check none need to be published to balance the registerYesNo
Historical ChangesDetects changes in a defined period of historical data, since a defined date (such as a filing date).YesNo
HMRC StatusFiling and Payment amounts and dates, direct from HMRCYesNo
Lock Dates StatusTrack changes to Xero’s lock dates and combine with account filing information from Companies House (where available) to help you keep Xero data stableYesYes
Multi-Coded ContactsMulti-coded contacts searches through your contacts history to highlight where a contact has been coded against multiple account codes of VAT rates.YesYes
Net AssetsKeep track of net assets over time, and compare current status with previous periods.YesNo
OverpaymentsStay on top of overpaymentsYesYes
PAYE StatusEnsure the PAYE control account is behaving as it should.YesNo
Payroll StatusEnsure the Payroll control account is behaving as it should.YesNo
Pensions StatusEnsure the Pensions control account is behaving as it should.YesNo
Regular SuppliersDesigned to analyse payments to suppliers over time and automatically detect issues.YesYes
Revenue MovementKeep track of revenue over time, and compare performance with previous periods.YesYes
Supplier RelianceMonitor business reliance on key suppliers and assess associated risk.YesYes
Tax Review By CodeReview all transactions for the period over a certain value, grouped by sales tax codeYesNo
Transactions with AttachmentsReview attachments for all transactions over a certain value for the periodYesNo
Transactions without AttachmentsReview all transactions per the period over a certain value that don’t have attachmentsYesNo
VAT Balance Sheet ReviewFor VAT Review – highlights any Balance Sheet transactions with sales tax appliedYesNo
VAT Control AccountReview the balance of the VAT Control Account against pending liabilitiesYesNo
VAT Expense Account ReviewFor VAT Review – highlights high-risk Expense transactions such as Entertainment, Printing and TravelYesNo
VAT Revenue Account ReviewFor VAT Review – finds Revenue transactions that have a non-revenue tax typeYesNo
VAT Scheme ThresholdCompares rolling turnover with the business’s VAT Scheme thresholds to ensure complianceYesNo
Xero ActivityMonitor for sales and bills activity within Xero and raise alerts if none are detected for 30 daysYesNo