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Integrate MYOB Payroll

If you use MYOB Payroll with AccountRight, you can export payroll journals from MYOB Payroll and import them automatically into MYOB AccountRight.

Here’s what you need to do to set up the integration.

1. Set up payroll accounts in AccountRight


You need to set up some accounts to cater for your payroll expenses. These include:

  • Liability accounts —Create a Payroll Suspense or Payroll Liability account. If you want, you can add individual accounts for tax, deduction and payment accounts.

  • Expense accounts—Add wages expense accounts for individual departments, as required.

2. Select your company file in MYOB Payroll

  1. In MYOB Payroll, go to the Tools menu and choose Options. The Payroll Options window appears.

  2. Click the Accounting tab.

  3. Select AccountRight 2013 and later and click the [...] button. The Library Browser window appears.

  4. If your AccountRight company file is:

    • online: select Online and click Connect. Enter your MYOB account details.

    • a desktop file: select My Library and click Connect.

  5. Select the file you want to connect to and click OK.

  6. Enter the company file user ID and password and click OK.

3. Set up posting options in MYOB Payroll

  1. In the Payroll Options > Accounting tab, select the default payroll liability account to which you want to post your payroll journals.
    If MYOB Payroll locates a valid chart of accounts, a drop‐down list will be available. Select an account, for example, Wages Liability, from the chart of accounts displayed in the drop‐down list for the default payroll liabilities account.

    If you have set up specific liability accounts for taxes, deductions or payments in the Maintain Pay Codes window, these will override the default liability code set here.

  2. If you want the journals to have individual lines for each employee, select the Create separate journals for each employee option.

  3. If you want to use your MYOB Payroll cost centres as job codes in the AccountRight journals, select the Include cost centres as job codes in journals option.

  4. Select the Automatically post journals into the company file option.

  5. Click OK.

  6. If you want to select account codes for each department or cost centre, go to the Maintenance command centre and click Maintain Departments.

  7. If you want to select account codes for your pay codes, click Maintain Pay Codes in the Maintenance command centre. You can select a General Ledger code in the Other tab for each Deduction, Tax or Payment code.

4. Export payroll journals


When a pay is finalised, MYOB Payroll automatically creates and posts a journal file, formatted for the relevant integration settings.

The journals contain debit entries for the gross wages costs allocated to each department for the pay (gross earnings, taxable allowances and non‐taxable allowances) and a credit entry for the total wages cost for that pay.

For help with other MYOB Payroll tasks, press F1 in the software window you need help with.