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End of financial year tasks


End of financial year doesn't need to be stressful. In MYOB, there's not much you need to do.

Unlike desktop accounting software, you don't need to back up your data at end of year – it's always up to date and secure in the cloud.

But even though EOFY is easy in MYOB, you should take a few moments to make sure everything's in order and ready for your accountant to take care of tax time.

Get started by completing your usual End of period tasks.

If you use payroll, also see End of payroll year tasks in New Zealand.

Looking for key dates, checklists and other EOFY resources? Visit the EOFY hub

Invite your accountant

If you haven't already, invite your accountant to your MYOB Essentials business.

This will let them log in and work directly with your data, so they can do your tax and make any adjustments that are needed.

See Invite your accountant or bookkeeper.

Complete your monthly tasks

You'll need to file your final GST return of the year.

You should also reconcile your bank accountssend customer statements and record depreciation.

Run reports

Your Profit and Loss and your Balance Sheet let you know how your business has performed throughout the year (which you've probably been checking regularly). You might like to print a copy for yourself. 

  • Profit and Loss tells you how much profit your business has made in the last year, divided into income, expenses and net profit.

  • Balance Sheet tells you your business's net worth up to the end of the financial year. It's divided into assets, liabilities and equity.

Add all your EOFY reports to a report pack—so you can run them all at once and share them.

See Business reports to learn how to produce these reports.

Using inventory tracking?

The Stock on hand report tells you the on-hand quantities of your inventory items. Use it to help you do a stocktake.

Enter end-of-year adjustments

After taking a look at your financial information, you or your accountant might need to make some adjustments to your records. In most cases, you'll enter these as journal entries. If you're missing any bank transactions (like deposits, withdrawals or bank charges), enter them as expense or income transactions. 

See General journals for information about entering journal entries, or spend money  and receive money for information about entering bank transactions.

Start a new financial year

When you're happy that your books are in order for another year, you can start a new financial year. Just click the settings menu (⚙️) > Business settings Start a financial year

When you do this, your category balances will be updated (the current earnings will be moved to retained earnings). If you've set a lock date, this date will automatically change to be the start of the new financial year.

Once you've started a new financial year, you'll still be able to enter transactions in the previous financial year. Just make sure you first remove the lock date option.