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Invoicing in QuickBooks Online with the time tracked in Financial Cents
Invoicing in QuickBooks Online with the time tracked in Financial Cents

How to create invoices in Financial Cents with QuickBooks Online

Shahram Zarshenas avatar
Written by Shahram Zarshenas
Updated over a week ago

To seamlessly create invoices for your clients using Financial Cents, you can automatically sync your time entries from Financial Cents with QuickBooks Online.

When the time entries are sync’d from Financial Cents to QBO they will automatically be displayed in QBO while creating invoices as seen below.

***Once integrated all your time logs will automatically be synced so you never have to manually push your time into QBO.

It is also a 2-way integration. Which means:

  • If you log or edit a time entry in Financial Cents, it will update in QBO

  • If you log or edit a time entry in QBO, it will update in Financial Cents

This ensures the time entries are are always up to date in both systems and that your invoices are accurate!

Below are the steps to sync your time entries between Financial Cents and QBO.

1) Add Clients

First, you will need to add your clients by integrating with QBO which can be done by clicking the “+ Integration” button on the “Integrations” tab.


Next, you will need to link your employees in QBO to Financial Cents so QBO can identify who on your staff is tracking specific time logs.

***If you are a solo firm you will still need to link your FC account with your own employee record in QBO.

3) Upload Past Time Logs

Lastly, you will need to manually push all your past time logs into QBO by clicking "Upload past time logs."

***You will only have to do this one time because all time entries will automatically sync between QBO and Financial Cents after the integration is completed.

Once completed, you will be able to seamlessly create invoices with your time tracked in Financial Cents.

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FAQs

  • Does FC connect with QB Desktop for invoicing?

    • No, FC does not connect with QB Desktop, it connects with QB Online. However, you can manually export your time tracking information from FC and import it into QB Desktop.

  • What if I am trying to import my clients from QB Desktop into FC? How do I do this?

    • You can export your clients into a CSV file from QB Desktop and import it into FC. This article explains how to do this.

  • Does your program support flat fee invoicing?

    • You can record your flats fees in FC to track your effective hourly rate, but you can’t actually invoice from our system. All the invoicing is done in QB Online.

  • Can I track which time I have billed or invoiced in FC?

    • Since the invoicing happens inside of QBO outside of FC, we do not have a way to track the work in progress (or WIP).


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