Configure ledger allocations and accruals in Dynamics 365 Finance

Functional Consultant
Dynamics 365

Accruals are used in accrual accounting to track revenue that is recognized in the period that it's earned in, not when payment is received, and to track expenses (costs) that are recognized when they occur, not when payment is made. Allocations are used to distribute amounts across multiple ledger account combinations. They help to ensure that expenses or revenue is charged to the correct object in accounting. By using allocations and accrual features in Dynamics 365 Finance, financial leaders can create rules, configure source and destination, and schedule the task only once, the rest is taken care of by Finance.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Configure and use accruals.
  • Configure and use allocations.


  • Basic understanding of finance and accounting processes
  • Understand how to set up General ledger in Finance
  • The ability to use Finance for basic processing
  • General knowledge of basic navigation in Finance