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Access Final Accounts Latest Updates

Release Update 2022.01

Release Update 2021.04.01

Release Update 2021.04

Release Update 2021.03.01

Release Update 2021.03

Release Update 2021.02.01

Release Update 2021.02

Release Update 2022.01

Version 2022.01 released February 2021

Key features and improvements

  • Ability to prefill a Trust & Partnership Tax Return in HandiTax Cloud using the Tax Transfer function
  • Improved E-signature logic to pre-fill signatory’s details based on report pages (also includes new SMSF auditor as signatory)

Compliance updates

  • New report: Independent Auditor’s Report for SMSF (Latest ATO version)

Minor improvements and fixes

  • Rebranding
    • Updated link for knowledge base article
    • Updated joining emails for admin and normal user
  • Deleted practices are no longer displayed under the practice dropdown
  • Display an E-Signature error if Responsible Person details aren’t complete
  • Added SMSF auditor details section in practice details screen
  • Introduced date picker for signing date & appointed date fields in responsible person section
  • Document Saving function
    • Prompt for users to save a document if users have made changes and try to exit
    • Save button has been made inactive if the accounts have been sent for E-Signature

Release Update 2021.04.01

Version 2021.04.01 released Dec 2021

Feature Updates

  • Data Hub import function is now available for QBO data connectors in Data Hub

Minor improvements and fixes

  • Resolved the access issue when original admin is signing up multiple cloud products under different tabs within same browser.
  • The user is now able to access Admin Center when the role is changed from ‘user’ to ‘admin’
    • For existing issue, the user role needs to be updated to ‘user’ then to ‘admin’ again by another admin

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Release Update 2021.04

Version 2021.04 Released 26 November 2021

Key features and improvements

  • Ability to import monthly/quarterly/yearly net movement journals from Data Hub for bookkeeping data connectors.
  • Ability to "Save" a document within reports tab.
    o New "Save" button on the generate report screen.
    o Document is auto saved when it is sent for E-sign.
    o Document is locked for editing when it has been sent for E-sign.
  • Rebranded application to “Access Final Accounts”.

Compliance updates

  • New report: Independent Auditor’s Report for Associations.
  • New report: Certificate by Members of the Committee for Associations.
  • New report: Committees Report for Associations.


Minor improvements and fixes

  • Launch of rebranded Excel-Add-in (Excel data import function).
  • Added “Release Notes” to the top right menu.
  • Introduced warning message if you exceed license count.
  • HandiLedger Migration tool now allows for depreciation journals with blank entries.
  • Added Auditors email address field in the auditor’s section of Practice Settings.
  • Fixed the current earning calculation in balance sheet for trading accounts.

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Release Update 2021.03.01

Version 2021.03.01 released 6 November 2021.


To take full advantage of updates to the Client Sync process across HandiSoft and our cloud products, you must install HandiSoft Desktop V2.00 when it’s released on Tuesday 9th November.

  • Final Accounts now checks for duplicate ABN numbers and prevents users from creating duplicates.
  • The ABN field is now synchronised across integrated applications.
  • Added ABN division field on the entity details screen.
  • Improved entity address handling.
    - Removed 3rd address line field
    - Address details are now in line with other integrated applications.

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final accounts v2021.03.01

Release Update 2021.03

Version 2021.03 released Oct 2021

Key features

  • Ability to send a set of accounts to a client for signature using PleaseSign (a third party eSignature application) 
  • Ability to prefill a Sole Trader Tax Return in HandiTax Cloud using the Tax Transfer function
  • Ability to import multiple years for a single entity using the HandiLedger Migration tool 
  • Improved the Client Sync experience with In-app revoke and reconnect options

Compliance updates

  • New report: Independent Auditor’s report for Companies
  • New report: Auditor’s Independence Declaration for Companies
  • New report: Directors Report for Companies
  • Accounting Policies updates for SPFR and simple reporting suite

Minor improvements and fixes

  • Added an Auditor details section in Practice Settings to populate the auditor’s report and independence declarations
  • Added a Video Guides menu option under Knowledge Base Articles
  • C Form tag mapping now includes Dividends
  • The Client Group Name has been extended to 50 characters
  • The ACN is now visible for associations and unspecified entity types 
  • There are now no restrictions on the amount of times you can import a HandiLedger ZIP file  

Release Update 2021.02.01

Version 2021.02.01 released August 2021

  • Resolved an issue that non-admin users are not able to select partner/manager and complete the new entity setup process.
  • Resolved an issue that standard reporting variables with practice information are not displayed correctly in the reports.
  • Resolved an issue that default flag disappears in practice users setting.
  • Updated welcome email received by the new user during onboarding process.
  • Minor UI updates to ensure terminology is consistent across Final Accounts.

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handisoft final accounts v2021 02 01

Release Update 2021.02

Version 2021.02 released 19 May 2021

  • Resolved an issue when using the Import Desktop HandiLedger File function, where entities with sub-accounts in the Revenue or Expenses account range were not imported.

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