How do you set a closing date in QuickBooks?

To do this task

  1. Open the accounting preferences.
  2. Click the Company Preferences tab.
  3. In the Closing Date section, click the Set Date/Password button.
  4. In the Date section, select the date through which you want your books to be closed.
  5. (Optional, but recommended) Enter a password in both the Password and Confirm Password fields to limit access to the closed accounting period.
  6. Click OK.