By default - only an Administrator or an External Accountant can import an IIF file into a QuickBooks File. Thus any user that is managing this process that is not one of these roles needs to have permissions updated to be able to import successfully.
There are three options:
- Change the user to one of the roles that allows Import (Administrator or External Accountant)
- Change the role applied to that user to allow imports and have the permissions below:
- Create a new role (e.g) Importer that allows import and have the permissions below, and assign that role to the user.
Below is the last approach. Create a new role, called importer, with the following permissions granted:
- File - Import - Full
- Accounting - General Journal - Create
- Banking - Credit Card Charges - Create
- Centers - Vendor Center - Create & Modify
- Customers & Receivables - Credit Card Refunds - Create
- Lists - Chart of Accounts - View List & View Balance
Add the Importer role to the list of roles that this user has:
And save the user. We can now see the user has both roles:
If I then login with this role:
I should be able to import an IIF file that contains a list of vendors and a list of credit card charge transactions and refunds.