If you are new to self-distribution use this template G/L chart of accounts. It was used by a beer distributor and includes most of the sales, cost of sales and operating accounts you will need for a self-distribution business.
The general ledger (G/L) is the foundation of your accounting and reporting system. The G/L sets the structure for the income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. The proper setup of your G/L will ensure you get the best financial reports so that you can track and measure your self-distribution business.