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Before you jump into Client Accounting, make sure you've set up Client Accounting for your practice.

Installing and licensing was only one part of the initial setup. To make sure you're able to use the full functions and benefits of Client Accounting, you'll need to configure your Client Accounting Settings.

The Client Accounting Settings can be accessed via the Maintenance Map of your Accountants Office (AO) or Accountants Enterprise (AE) software. In these settings, you'll enable MYOB ledger and enter the location of any AccountRight Classic programs you have installed.

Almost everything you need to prepare your practice for Client Accounting is available in the Maintenance Map of AO and AE.

In this workflow, we'll show you how to configure your Client Accounting Settings and some additional tasks such as how to secure your client's data.

Image depicting Prep Practice Workflow goes here

What you'll need

These tasks require Administrator permissions. To perform these tasks, make sure you're logged into AE or AO as an Administrator or Super User.

  • An active internet connection.
  • The username and password of an administrator or super user.
  • Entered an MYOB login into the practice my.MYOB settings of your software.
  • The login credentials of your practice MYOB login.
1. Enable MYOB Ledger for your practice
  1. From within AE or AO, click the Maintenance menu and choose Maintenance Map.
  2. On the TASKS bar, click Client Accounting.
  3. Click Client Accounting settings.
  4. Click Enable AO/AE Ledger and Assets. A message appears, confirming that the ledger is enabled.

When you next log out, and log back into AE or AO, you'll be able to see the MYOB ledger functions enabled on the TASKS bar.

2. Enter the location of AccountRight Classic

If you have any AccountRight Classic (version 19 or earlier) client files, to use Client Accounting with their AccountRight Classic file we'll need to know where the version of the AccountRight software that opens the file is located.

You can use the ellipses () buttons to browse to the installed location and select the myob.exe or myobp.exe file for the installed version.

By default, AccountRight Classic is installed to the C:\ drive of the computer where the installation has been run. The AccountRight Classic install is a client-only install, meaning that there is no separate server and workstation components to be installed.

To apply the changes click OK to this window, then log out of AO or AE, and log back in.

3. Give your employees access to MYOB Ledger
  1. Head to the cashbook website for Australia or New Zealand.

  2. On the login screen, enter your Practice my.MYOB login credentials and click Sign In. If you've set up two-factor authentication, you'll also need to enter your two-factor authentication code.
  3. Once you're logged into Cashbook, click on the name of your practice located at the top-right of the screen.
  4. From the drop-down menu, choose Manage firm users.

  5. For each employee that you want to access MYOB Ledgers, click the toggle button in the Access column to display ON.

  6. Once you're finished providing your employees access, log out or close the web browser.

Where to from here?

After performing the tasks above, you're ready to get started. However, you may wish to perform some additional Administrative tasks to protect your client's data, or apply your practice's report style to the Reports produced from Statutory Reporter.

For information on how to do this see: