Getting started with Checkmybooks

We've tried to make Checkmybooks as easy to use and as accountant-friendly as possible. Use this guidance to help you get up and running quickly.


Understanding the main concepts and terminology used in Checkmybooks.

Practice - this is your firm, you are our customer.
Client - this is your customer, the entity you are preparing accounts for.
Job - this is a year-end accounts requirement for a Client.

Workflow overview

You need to setup a Client and then create the next year-end Job for that Client. If the year-end has now passed, Checkmybooks will ask you to upload the Client's accounting data. Once the accounting data is uploaded and processed, you can then start work on the Job. After you have made any Adjustments you require, you export the final trial balance for use in your accounts production system.

Adding your first Client and first Job

Add a Client - click on the button on the Clients and Jobs page.


When entering the Last Review Date, make sure that you use the date of the last accounts completed. Checkmybooks will then expect to process the accounts for the following year.


Add the Job - finish entering the Client's details then click Save and add a job.


Make sure that the details here are correct then click the Next button.


Get the data - choose which option you want to use here and click Next. Note that the options vary slightly, depending on the accounting software used by the Client.

Checkmybooks will collect and process the Client's data and will email you when it is ready for you to start work on.

Learn more

This above is just an outline of the first steps of the workflow. For more information on each stage in detail, see below: