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The Ultimate Guide to Odoo 17 Employee Expenses

The Ultimate Guide to Odoo 17 Employee Expenses


Odoo 17, the latest iteration of the well-known open-source business management software, has made major changes to the employee expense management tools in its accounting module. 

This upgrade is intended to improve productivity and accuracy for businesses of all sizes by providing a streamlined and automated way to track and manage employee expenses. Odoo 17’s improved integration of accounting and employee spending processes is a remarkable feature. 

This innovation guarantees that expense data is synchronized seamlessly, allowing for precise and automated reflection in accounting reports. Businesses may keep their financial records correct and up to date by decreasing the possibility of errors. 

Employee Expenses in Odoo Accounting

The Odoo 17 Accounting module, like the previous Odoo ERP version, improves expense classification and reporting possibilities. The option to customize expense categories and subcategories makes it easier to categorize and analyze diverse charges. 

Also, the reporting options have been improved, allowing organizations to access analytical expense reports and visualizations that effectively demonstrate spending trends. 

This allows businesses to make informed decisions about cost reduction and resource allocation. Improvements to Odoo 17’s accounting module for employee expense management include greater integration, streamlined procedures, and improved reporting features. 

These changes allow businesses to efficiently control and analyze employee expenditure, resulting in more accurate financial reporting and better resource allocation and decision-making. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Employee Expenses in Odoo 17


Initiating Expense Recording

Employees can quickly report expenses incurred on behalf of the business with the Odoo Accounting module. Go to the Vendors menu and choose Employee Expenses. This window displays a dashboard with all of the employee expenses saved in your Accounting database, as shown below.



The list view of employee expenses displays important information such as employee, expense report, company, activities, total amount, status, and payment status. After scanning expense reports with the scan option, reports can be submitted, and new reports can be made using the ‘New’ button. 

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Creating Expense Reports

When generating a new report, users can enter a title in the ‘Expense Report Summary’ section, and the Employee name will be auto-populated. Details regarding the paid account requirements, Manager approval, and company information can all be supplied.

Adding Expense Lines

Expenses can be entered one at a time under the Expense tab by using the "Add a Line" button. Users can enter information such as description, category, total cost, employee information, payment account, and more from the displayed pop-up box, as seen in the image below.



Submission and Approval

When you click the "Submit To Manager" button in the expense configuration form, the expense lines are submitted for approval. Managers can study the report and decide whether to accept, return to the draft, or reject it. Accepted expenses can be reflected in the next payslip.



After sending the expense request to the manager, the manager can either approve it or reject it by clicking the ‘Approve’ or ‘Refuse’ buttons. 


The ‘Expenses’ smart button displays the specifics of the expenses that the employee has added to his employee expense request. After authorizing the expense request, the user can use the 'Post Journal Entries' button to record the information as a journal entry in their accounting database. 


Selecting the "Report in Next Payslip" button adds the payment to the next payslip, ensuring that employee costs are seamlessly integrated with payroll. 

By following the above steps, businesses can effectively use Odoo 17’s increased employee expense management tools to promote accurate financial reporting and efficient processes within the Odoo ERP software.



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