Enter an 'increase quantity' inventory adjustment
You might need to enter an 'increase quantity' adjustment following an inventory count, or if there has been an error entering a paid invoice or bill. You can also use this inventory adjustment to enter opening balances if you have more than 4000 tracked inventory items with opening balances.
Video: Inventory adjustments increase quantity (1:33)
Before you begin, make sure you've reviewed these important points.
What you need to know about inventory adjustments
Go to Accounts, then select Inventory.
Click on the line to open the tracked inventory item you want to adjust.
Click Options, then New adjustment.
In the Adjustment type field, select Increase quantity.
Complete the following fields:
Date - Select a date or leave to keep today's date.
The date you enter is the date of the adjustment journal in Xero. However, Xero updates the quantity on hand as at today's date. Xero does not backdate or forward date inventory quantity adjustments.
Either Adjustment or New qty on hand - Changing a figure in one of these fields will automatically update the other field.
Do not change the Cost Price field. If you need to change the item's value, use a revaluation adjustment.
Enter an inventory revaluation adjustment
Adjustment Account - Select the account from your chart of accounts where you want to record the inventory adjustment. You can add an adjustment account if necessary.
You may need to create an inventory adjustment account
Notes - Enter a reason for the adjustment.
Click Review Adjustment.
Check that the adjustment details are correct. Click Post Adjustment.