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End of financial year doesn't need to be a drama. In MYOB Essentials, there's not much you need to do, and no need to close (or rollover) the financial year. But it's a great time to take a few moments to make sure your accounts are in order, and everything's ready for your accountant to take care of tax time.

Get started by completing your usual End of period tasks. Once they're done, here's some of the things you might want to do (and a couple that you need to do)

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

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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 adjustment journal entries that are needed.

See Invite your accountant.

Complete your monthly tasks

If you've paid any employees, you'll need to lodge your monthly IRD returns. With payday filing, you'll have been reporting employee info to the IRD every payday. See payday filing overview for details.

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

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

IRD monthly returns report example

Balance sheet example

Run reports

Your Profit & 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.

See Business reports to learn how to produce these reports.

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 on the Spend Money or Receive Money pages. 

See General Journals for information about entering journal entries, or Spend money and Receive money for information about entering bank transactions.

Journal entry example