Adding reporting periods to the Excel template

When you receive your Excel template from us, the financial statements will most often have two periods: Period 1 and Period 2. This is common practice, but we've also made it easy for you to add more periods.

In this article we will go over how to add up to six reporting periods to your financial statements. But remember that any information you add to the Excel template should also be presented in the PDF version of your annual financial report.

How to Add extra reporting periods to the Excel template

You can use the following instructions to add reporting periods to your Excel template.

  1. Before you make any changes to your Excel template, start by making sure you have updated your Excel template with the latest version of the ESEF Tagging Template. Alternatively, you can also send us an email at and we will update it for you. 
  2. If you wish to add an additional column within your Excel template, you simply need to select the last column within the desired statement, copy the entire column, and then insert the copied column as shown below.
  3. You then repeat this process for each of your financial statements, until every statement has the desired number of reporting periods.

Keep in mind that the header containing the period defined by your general data sheet will update automatically.