This article is part of the documentation on the GL Account record. Click here for more information on GL Accounts.

If Users with the Security Role of Restaurant Manager need access to a GL Account, that Account must be flagged as 'Available to Managers'. Since non-Accounting Users do not have access to the Accounting Module, they will never see the General Ledger in its entirety, nor will they have the access to open a GL Account record to view its GL Transactions. However, it will be necessary for Restaurant Managers to have limited access to some GL Accounts for Invoicing and DSS Review.

For Accounts that have 'Available to Managers' enabled, the Account Name / Number will be made available in Operations-based Account selectors for all Restaurant Managers. This is accomplished on the GL Account record via a Check / Unchecked setting on the Account and can be changed as needed. As a best practice, Cost (including COGS) and Expense Accounts should be made Available to Managers.

Available to Managers Example

To more fully demonstrate 'Available to Managers', review this example. Account #5100 has the box ‘Available To Managers' checked on the GL Account record.

Additionally, the 'Available To Managers' box has been checked (value of 'Yes') for this Account when viewing the GL List View in the Accounting module. Notice that Account #5000 has a value of 'No' for Available To Managers.

On an AP Invoice, when the Restaurant Manager User attempts to select the GL Account that will be used on the Transaction line item, Account #5000 (Available To Managers left unchecked) is not visible while Account #5100 is visible and selectable in the Account Selector dropdown. 

The Available To Managers accounts will now appear in any Account selectors that a Restaurant Manger would have access to throughout the system.