Pay a bill by check
Make a bill payment by check then print it, save it for later, or export the check information. If you select to pay multiple bills, they'll all use the same check style.
Find the bills and create the payment
- Go to Accounts, then click Purchases.
- Click the Awaiting Payment tab.
- Select the bills you want to pay.
Click Make Payment.
- Click Pay by Check.
Enter the payment details.
Print the check, save it for later, or export the check data.
Pay by Check fields explained
This section provides guidance and tips on the Pay by Check fields.
- Bank Account
You can change the bank account for the payment to another in your base currency.
- Check Numbering
You can update the numbering that the check starts with.
- Check Style
You can change the style applied to the check.
This number shows how many bills are begin paid.
- 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.
If you add or change the address of your payee, this will also update the contact's postal address.
You can change this date to a date in the future or past.
Add, edit, or delete a memo to display on the check.
You can change the amount to less than the bill amount.
Print, Save, and Export fields explained
This section provides guidance and tips on the Print, Save, and Export fields.
- Export Check CSV
If you export the check information to a CSV file, you can then import it into VersaCheck to print.
- Save & Print PDF
You can save the payment and generate a PDF to print. Before you print the check:
Change the page scaling to none so the check fits the preprinted check voucher exactly.
Do a test print onto blank US-letter paper if this is your first time printing this check style, or you have changed the print alignment. You may need to change the print alignment.
Use compatible check stock.
Save the check payment in the following situations:
- If you want to print the check from Xero later.
- If you want to use your own check book or other check printing software.