How should a chart of accounts be structured for a SaaS company?

Kruze Consulting Startup Q&A Author
Vanessa Kruze Founder, CPA

Looking at the Chart of Accounts can be a bit dense so I’ve decided to present a sample P&L instead. (The goal of the Chart of Accounts is to get the accounts to track to the appropriate location on the financial statements.)

You can think of “Subscription Revenue” as MRR. Your other KPIs will be specific to your business, so that will require a CPA’s help if you’re looking to track that directly in your Financial Statements.

Take a look at the screenshot below and structure your Chart of Accounts accordingly:

Sample profit and loss

Caveat: your business is unique, so you may need to do some tailoring!

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