Create a Billing Job

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Elite plan is currently in Beta for practices in the United Kingdom.

If you are an FYI Admin, or a user in a User Group that has Permissions enabled for Create Jobs (refer to Managing User Groups) you can create a Billing Job directly within FYI.

Billing Jobs are considered the "main" job and contain a series of "sub-jobs", referred to as Workflow Jobs. Refer to Workflow Jobs (Elite).

Create Job

Before creating a job, navigate to the client workspace. This prepopulates the client details when creating the job.

  1. From FYI, click the + button and select Job from the list of document types. 
    Tip: From the workspace, simply press the shortcut key J.

  2. The Create Job Drawer will display on the right-hand side.

  3. The Job Type field will default to Standard. Click the drop-down and select Billing. The drawer will update to display additional fields relevant to Workflow Jobs.

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  4. In the Drawer, select or enter the job details, or change the defaults that are displayed.

    Client - Type at least three characters of the client name to display all clients containing those characters and select the required client. The client will prepopulate if you create the job from the Clients Workspace.

    Job Type
    - Available for practices on the Elite Plan. Select from Standard, Billing, or Workflow.

    Template
    - If creating a job from a Job Template, select this value first. Templates automatically populate key Job fields, saving time and ensuring a consistent setup of your jobs. If using the Elite plan and creating Job Templates in FYI, the selected Template must be the same type as the job e.g. Billing Job. Refer to Managing Job Templates (Elite).

    Name - If creating a job from a Job Template, the Name will prepopulate and can be overwritten. Enter or update the name of the Job if required.

    State - Select the relevant Job State. Each Job holds a State, such as "Planned", "In Progress" or "On Hold". Refer to Job States.

    Cabinet - If your practice has Job Cabinet Security enabled in your Practice Settings, you can select a Cabinet to assign to the Job (if this setting is not enabled the Cabinet field will be hidden). This also allows Cabinet Security to be set on any relevant Jobs, to restrict the Job to be visible only to users with access to the Cabinet. Refer to Managing Practice Settings and Managing User Groups.

    Category - Select a Job Category from the drop-down. Refer to Managing Job Categories. The Category column can be added to the Jobs List to view and filter by active job categories. Archived Job Categories are not available to select from the Job Summary screen.

    Primary - This allows you to select one lead Job to act as your tracking Job for the client. Refer to Nominating the Primary Job.

    Budget Amount - Initially displayed as 0, this will display the total of any Workflow Jobs created under the Billing Job.

    Budget Hours - Initially displayed as 0, this will display the total estimate of hours for any Workflow Jobs created under the Billing Job.

    Start Date and Due Date - The Start Date defaults to today's date. Select the commencement and due dates for the job.

    Manager - Select the Manager assigned to the Job. By default, the Manager for the client will be selected.

    Partner - Select the Manager assigned to the Job. By default, the Partner for the client will be selected.

    Description - If you select a Template with a Description, the Description from the Template will prepopulate. Enter or update the description of the Job if required.

    Set Custom Field - Select the Custom Fields you want to add to the Job, and select the options you want to set for each Custom Field. For example, you can add Custom Fields such as Type of Service or Accountant, and set the options when creating the Job in FYI. If the Custom Fields are set to apply to Time & Disbursements and Invoices, they will inherit down to Time Entries, Disbursements and Invoices upon creation. If the Custom Field is a "User" type and applies to both the Client and the Job, the Custom Field will inherit the value selected on the Client - Custom Fields tab.

  5. Click Create.
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