I have just had an instance where I forgot to lock the period of accounts after the statutory accounts were produced. Year end 31/8/16. Accounts produced 9/11/16. However, when I came to prepare the accounts until 31/8/17 I noticed there were some differences (expense lines on P&L and creditors) in the opening balances. Some purchases had obviously been posted to the year end 31/8/16 after the statutory accounts were produced. It would be really useful to have a report which could identify any items posted after (in this example) 9/11/16 that were dated for the year to 31/8/16. This would make these error very easy to identify.
Thanks for the suggestion - we’ll monitor this thread for interest here and will update the post if there are any changes relating to this.