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MYOB Essentials

Setup: Ability to use Jobs





5 Posts

Several of our clients have multiple rental properties and we need to dissect the various properties.  Essentials would be an ideal tool for this, but we don't seem to be able to segregate transactions - not worth the additional expense to use Account Right level of product - jobs would be ideal


"Essentials - ability to use Jobs"

Current Status: Not Now
Last Changed: July 2018

Hi everyone, 

Thank you all for your comments and votes on this very popular idea of being able to use Jobs in MYOB Essentials. We understand and acknowledge the need for this and have it as one of our top candidates for product enhancements. However, like recurring transactions, this is a significant piece of work, that we’re unable to deliver in the next 12 months.  We appreciate your patience and encourage others who would like this enhancement to show their support by voting on the idea. 


For information about the recent changes to the Idea Statuses and on our prioritisation process,  please read this article: Changes to our Idea Exchange pages.

Partner Orbus2
2 Posts

After reading all the comments, basically i think we want Live accounts to be just like AccountRight, with the same functions and features

3 Posts

It would be good if there was a feature to live accounts that would allow the user to make a daily or weekly job sheet that could be sent out with work crews. 

Idealy this set up would work best with a quoting system that makes the job sheet and then generate an invoice once the job is completed but I do think that a feature to allow a user to do this type of thing would be highly benifical especially for service industry people using te system. 

1 Post

Job tracking would definitely be an improvement in Live Accounts.

1 Post

It would be very handy to have job codes and be able to allocate expenses against an invoice.  In a consulting operation where out of pockets go straight to the customer this is a must.

Ultimate Partner Geoff_
1,721 Posts
Ultimate Partner

I must admit this would be a great enhancement. I have clients who are contractors and use the Job Codes in the other MYOB Programs and having them in live accounts would be a great selling point.

Former Staff Richard_Puffe
112 Posts
Former Staff
Hi, Thanks for your enhancement request. Richard Puffe MYOB LiveAccounts Product Manager
6 Posts

A major part of billing our consulting clients is re-billing re-imburable expenses by job.  The allocation could work in a similar way to the allocation screen on bank transactions (column next to accoutn allocation) where the expense can be flagged to be allocated to a job which could be optionally rebilled later.  Expenses rebilled, should be noted as such.  The option to upload a copy of the expense reciept (.jpg or PDF) that could be delivered with the invoice of reimburable expenses would save having to use a seperate system. Currently freshbooks is used for this, but GST is not handling very elegantly.

Super Partner Nic-acc-addons
507 Posts
Super Partner



Have you checked out the track reimbursables feature in MYOB AccountRight (instead of live accounts) and seen if it can solve your problem ?


Best of luck.


6 Posts

Hi,  thanks for taking th etime to reply.


Isuues are that MYOB accountRight is significantly more expensive than LIVE and it doesnt have the features I mentioned above or the other excellent features of (cheaper than the extra for AccountRight) in the area of expense tracking/rebilling.  A copy of the expense record needs to be able to be transferred to the client with the invoice as proof of expense.  If MYOB embraced these features of products such as Freshbooks it would be clearly the market leader for online accounting - at present it is only part of the solution and we continue to need to use both platforms.

Contributing User Cam2c
8 Posts
Contributing User

I know this has been asked for for a few years now. But is there any word on, or hope for, job numbers in LiveAccounts? Or is the push just towards AccountRight? For me they've been the missing feature since i began, but even then there was talk of adding them as a feature and plenty of requests.