How to Record Owner Investment in QuickBooks

How to Record Owner Investment in quickbooks

March 27, 2024

The Owner or its partner invests their personal money to a business that investment is known as Owner Investment. If you are a quickbooks User Sometimes you may need to record owner investment in quickbooks Which will help the business to hire the right amount of people, Business Equipment, Development, and research.

quickbooks allows you to enter the business investment and easily track the income and expenses. Which allows you to record the information correctly in the financial. While recording the investment you can use a special account and it will allow you to track your money easily. In this article, we will discuss how to record owner investment in quickbooks.

Before understanding How to Record Owner Investment in quickbooks we need to understand how to setup owner accounts in quickbooks, owner equity account and need to understand a lot of other information like that, after understanding all proceed to steps to record owner investment.

Steps to setup Owner in quickbooks

Firstly You Will need to Setup An Owner Acount after that we can go ahead create an equity account to record the Investment.

  • Open quickbooks>Go to Expenses.
  • In Supplier > Add a New Supplier
  • Press the save button after filling in all the required information.

Steps for owner equity account setup

After You set up the Owner Account you will need to Set up an owner Equity Account. Owner Equity Account helps you track that how much has been invested following are the steps to create the equity account and the Recording of Owner Investment in quickbooks is done through the Equity account.

  • In the Charts of account 
  • Click on new and then select Equity from the Drop-Down menu.
  • Select Owner or partner Equity as per your requirement
  • Fill in the required info and save it.

For multiple Equity Account for Owner and Partner, you have to set up equity accounts first.

Steps to record owner investment in quickbooks

Below are the steps to Record Owner investment in quickbooks:

  • Click on + icon > Select Bank Deposit.
  • From the Accounts Drop Down menu select the bank account in which you want to add the Owner investment.
  • Enter Money Deposite Date.
  • Now add funds in the deposit section and the name of the investor in the received form field.
  • Choose the Equity account that we created from the Accounts drop-down menu.
  • In Amount Field choose investment amount and method of payment.
  • Close it After saving.

Record Payment in quickbooks

Recording the payment and transaction also helps in keeping the track of owner investment and the following are the steps to do so.

  • In the Banking, menu selects the write check option.
  • Choose the bank account of the owner from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Pay to the order and owner name.
  • In the Expense tab From Drop-Down Account List Select the Owner’s
  • Close to record the payment after pressing a saving button.

Steps to record owners investment in business journal

Recording the owner’s investment in quickbooks using Journal entry is also a good way. This way allows you to record the initial capital you invested in your business. It can either be direct cash investment or cash used for buying assets such as inventory or machinery.

Below are the steps for recording the owner’s investment in quickbooks by using Journal Entry

  • From the top menu bar, click on the company and select the make general journal entry option.
  • A new window will open with the same layout as a spreadsheet.
  • This window consists of five columns which are account, credit, Debit, Customer, and class.
  • In the account, in the first row click on the owner’s equity and select the all-equity account.
  • In the next row enter the account in which you will be depositing these funds.
  • Now, choose the saving or checking accounts in the debit.
  • Enter the same amount as the initial investments in the credit column.
  • We hope that you have well learned how to record owner investment in quickbooks step by step setting up an equity account as well as journal entries.


Although quickbooks does not provide any independent features to record and track the owner’s contribution to the business. So, you can use the above information methods to record the owner’s investments. If you are still unable to record then you can contact QuickBooks ProAdvisor.


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