Account Group Summary Report

The Account Group Summary report is generated as a result of drilling down from a report that has been customised to group accounts and show a summary entry only on the report. The Account Group Summary report shows the individual accounts and amounts that make up a group used on a customised report. You cannot generate this report directly from Report Centre.

The most likely reports that you will have customised are the Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet or Tracking Summary Report.

Your user role will determine whether you can see this report, and if so, whether you can save and publish it or just view it.

Account Group Summary

If you have not customised any reports nor used summarised groups on a customised report, you will never see this Account Group Summary report.

Generate the Account Group Summary report

The Account Group Summary report is generated for a month, period or financial year depending on the summary figure you're drilling down from on the originating report.

If you are viewing a report produced by someone with the Adviser user role, you may see notes or a summary on the report. You may be able to export, archive or edit the report, depending on your user role.

Report options

Choose options by which to re-run the report:



Choose a different period to run the report for - by default the date will be for the month or period that you've drilled down from on the customised report.


Whenever the date range is updated, click Update to re-generate the report for the new dates.

Sorting & filtering

Click the 'More options' link to unravel more options to allow you to sort or filter the report.

More fields

Click the 'Fewer Options' link if you want to close these options.

Sort by

Choose the order the accounts will be listed in:

  • Alphabetically in order of account name (default).
  • Numerically in order of account code.
Filter by

If you have set up tracking categories additional fields will display that match the categories set up so that you can filter the report by one or all of the options for each category.

Tracking options

  • Either one or both of the tracking categories you have set up will display.
  • By default, the report will not be filtered so all the transactions coded to each account listed for the dates of the report will be included.
  • For each tracking category displayed, you can choose to view the report with no filter (i.e. all the transactions in each account), one option or all options.

Set up tracking categories to monitor different areas of your business


Whenever sorting or filter options are chosen or updated, click Update to re-generate the report.

View transactions

Your report might look different each time depending on whether you have filtered the report, sorted it differently or changed the periods or dates.

If you are using multi-currency, the report footnotes show the figures that were converted into your base currency for the purpose of reporting in one currency and at what rate the conversion rate occurred. They also show where the rate was taken from (i.e. whether it was an XE rate or a rate entered by a user).

About transactions

All transactions and accounts that make up the group summary total that you came from will be listed.

View transactions

Account codes only display if you have chosen to sort the report by account code.

Show codes

  • If you choose to filter the report by one option, the report will only show transactions tracked to this option for the period of the report.

Single filter

  • If you choose to filter the report by all options in the tracking category the report will display one column per option.

All filters

  • If there are no transactions for the period or date range for the tracking option you have chosen, the option will not display on the report.
Regardless of the date of a transaction, its amount will only be recorded against an account in your chart of accounts once it has been approved i.e. invoices or bills that have been approved and are awaiting payment, or expense claims that have been authorised. Bank transactions display immediately i.e. receive or spend money, bank account transfers and invoice or bill payments.

What you can select on the Account Group Summary report

Individual transactions

  • Click on the account name to view the Account Summary Report showing all transactions in that account regardless of the report date.

Select name

Acct Summary

  • Click on an amount to view the transactions that make up that amount. Transactions are displayed using the Account Transactions Report.

Select amount

Acct transactions

Back BS

Back profit

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Export options

If you have the Adviser user role you will also be able to Save as Draft, or Publish this report and change the default PDF preferences. If you’re using Partner Edition your practice logo will display if your Principal has set it up.

Back to [name of report]

Depending on which report you have drilled down from, a link will display to take you back – most likely the Profit and Loss or Balance Sheet.


Print the report directly from your browser.


Choose where you want to export the report to. You can either view it or save it once it's exported into the chosen format.


Open the report directly into Excel or save it to your computer and open it from there. The chart will not be exported and displayed in Excel.



Open the report directly as a PDF or save it to your computer and open it from there. The chart will be exported and displayed on the PDF only if it is displayed on screen using the Show Chart button. Zero figures will show on the PDF as '-' and do not show decimal places so numbers are rounded for display purposes only. In many cases PDF amounts may not add up correctly due to rounding, but in Xero and other exported formats the calculations are correct.

Cleaning account summary - pdf


Google Sheets

If you use Gmail, you can set up your account to access Google Sheets (Google's document viewer). You can then export the report to Google Sheets and edit, save or share it. You’re prompted to log into Gmail (if you're not already) and you’re prompted to confirm that Xero is a 'trusted' site each time you start a Google Sheets session.


When you authenticate your connection to Google Drive and export to Google Sheets, a connection is made to your Xero account. You can break the connection at any time.

Disconnect Xero from Google Sheets

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