Template types: account templates

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Account templates are attached to a specific account. An account template has no handle: the account number to which it is attached, is used as reference instead.

Usually, an account template is used to specify the ledger amount it is attached to, or to provide some kind of additional or confirmatory information on the account balance.

The accounts in the ledger should be seen as separate entities which all have different data in them. The account number can be used to reference them from other templates. For two accounts using the same account template, the only similarity is the way they appear in Silverfin, due to the same account template which is selected by the user for these accounts. Different types of accounts usually have different account templates attached to them.

The template (i.e. the code) can be used on different ledger accounts. The user has to select an account template for each ledger account.

The reconciliation feature in Silverfin can be used so that the content of the account template explains the account balance.


Account templates can be found in the ledger overview, or via scrolling through the accounts using the arrow buttons.


An account template can be recognised by:

  • Account number + account name on top
  • Amounts before and after adjustment
  • ‘Adjustment’ and ‘Edit’ buttons on the right

Selecting an account template

Only one account template is allowed to be activated per account at a time.


In the code of the account template, it is determined which accounts have this template set as their default.

Creating a new account template

Account templates for a certain environment can be created in the Templates section, via the ‘add custom account template’ button.