Edit an individual check created in Xero

Edit the number, memo, address, payee, or style you applied to a check created in Xero for a purchase, refund or expense claim.

  1. Go to Accounts, then Checks.
  2. Open the check you want to edit.

    Image showing the Check register and the payee name to click on to edit the check.

  3. Edit the details.

    Image of the check edit window.

  4. Option Description
    Check #

    You can change the number to the next available number, or a check number you deleted.

    You cannot reuse a check number on an uncleared, reconciled, or voided check from the same bank account. Check numbers are unique across bank accounts.

    Pay to

    You can change the payee. Both names appear on the check - the original payee displays as a reference so you know who the payment is to.

    Checks that have been issued to a payee name different from the contact name are denoted with an asterisk (*) on the Check Register.

    MemoAdd, edit, or delete a memo to display on the check.
    AddressIf you add or change the address of your payee, this will also update the contact's postal address.
    Check StyleYou can change the style applied to the check.
  5. Click Save.