End of Financial Year Process in MYOB Exo - 31 March 2021

14 March 2021


The end of the financial year is right on top of us, so here is a reminder of the End of the Year process should your financial year end on 31 March.

This document contains screenshots through to version 2020.3 and will step through processes to:

  • Roll MYOB Exo Financials
  • Roll MYOB Exo Analytics
  • Roll MYOB Exo Fixed Asset Register

Check your Version Number

If you’re not sure which version of Exo you are using, select ‘Help’ and then ‘About’.

Find MYOB Exo Version
Find MYOB Exo Version

A new screen will open up and you will be able to see your Database version.

View database version in MYOB Exo
View database version in MYOB Exo

Set up the new financial year

Complete all of the procedures that you would normally complete before an End of Period rollover and backup the database.

It is good practice to save this database backup labelled appropriately such as EOYbackup20XX where it will not be overwritten.

Open the End of Period Utility.

Before rolling the period, click Financial Year to review (and if necessary, set up) the financial periods for the next Financial year.

Review Financial Year in MYOB Exo
Review Financial Year in MYOB Exo

Click on the Next Year tab. All periods for the new financial year (12 periods April > March) should appear on this tab.

If the periods for the new financial year have not yet been defined, this tab will be empty:

Periods for new Financial Year not yet defined
Periods for new Financial Year not yet defined

If this is the case, click the Add and Save buttons to create periods for the New Year, these will be based on the previous year:

Create periods for new financial year
Create periods for new financial year

Older versions of Exo have the option to copy the current year over to the New Year which will populate the whole year in one go:

Copy the current year over to the new financial year
Copy the current year over to the new financial year

Roll the Period

You will now be back in the End of Period window. Tick all four ledgers as per a usual end of month rollover, and also tick ‘End of Financial Year’:

Roll the period in MYOB Exo
Roll the period in MYOB Exo

Important: When rolling over ledgers into April, remember to tick the check box ‘End of Financial Year’.

Click Roll Period

You may see a pop-up reminder message such as this:

You may either:

Click ‘Yes’ and continue to roll without posting transactions (you can still post them later).

  • The advantages of this approach are: Your end of year roll is not held up while subsidiary ledgers are posted. Unposted transactions in the subsidiary ledgers (Debtors, Creditors and stock) remain editable (subject to user permissions, allocation status and certain other constraints) until they are posted to GL.
  • The disadvantage of this approach is: An individual End of Year transfer transaction will be posted in the profit Brought Forward account for each batch posted into last year after the year end roll has been completed, rather than one single transaction (less clutter) representing the entire year’s profit.


Click ‘No’, complete your GL posting, and then return to the start of this process.

  • The advantages and disadvantages of this approach are the inverse of the above.
  • Note: Your individual user permissions may prevent you from posting some or all ledgers to GL if this is not normally your role.

Click ‘Yes’ to the ‘Are You Sure’ message.

The last screen you will see appear is this:

Exit out of the screen.

Analytics/Management Report Year Setup

If you use Analytics (Version 8.2 and later), you will also need to set up the new financial year in this module.

If Analytics is installed, open the module and go to Setup -> Setup Analytics Years.

Go to Setup Analytic Years and click ‘New’.

Enter in the Name, Start and End of Financial Year. If your months reflect Calendar months, make sure that ‘Calendar period’ is ticked on.

Click ‘Save’ and close the screen.

Select the Setup menu and choose Setup Analytics Months.

Select the correct Sales Year and then click ‘Load’.

This will load all the correct months.

There should be a notification that the periods are loaded successfully:

The year should now look like this:

Click ‘Save’ before closing.

If you are using the sales Budgets facility and the Run Rate feature, you will also need to set up Budgets and Day plan. You can set these up later if you wish.

Fixed Assets End of Financial Year Roll Over

The Fixed Assets module does not automatically roll when the rest of the system is rolled. This has to be done separately. The reason for this is to give you an opportunity to finalise any asset additions/sales for March, and post depreciation into the correct period. If you roll prematurely, the depreciation calculation for March will not be correct. The other important thing to remember here is you can’t post your April depreciation before you roll into the new Financial Year, so please make sure you have rolled before you do this.

When you are ready to roll your Fixed Assets Financial Year, select ‘Year End RollOver’ from the Utilities drop down menu.

Click on the ‘Run EOY’ button.

And that is all you need to do.


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