Can I add a Customer Job column to the Pay Bills screen?

When I'm in the "Pay Bills" screen, I would like to add a "Customer Job" column so we can see which job that billing is referring too. When we have the same subtrade on several jobs and we want to pay one specific job billing, we have to "Go To Bill" to see what project that billing is for.  This costs us a lot of time.

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Hi kburton,

Welcome to the QuickBooks Desktop community. Thanks for explaining a little bit about your situation and what you're looking for. Being able to keep track of various jobs is helpful for managing your books and your business. What you've suggested is a great idea! There isn't currently a way to add columns or otherwise customize the Pay Bills window, but I encourage you to submit feedback to our development team about it. You can do so by going to the Help menu and Send Feedback Online. The Product Suggestion option is perfect in this case.

In the meantime, there may be other things you can do to help you distinguish transactions in that screen. For instance, maybe considering different formats for the bill reference numbers could be of use. As an example, maybe job A can have dash 1 in its bill numbers and job B can have dash 2 in the number. You can even add letters to a reference number. I'm confident you can work out a system for you.

In case you haven't seen it, here's an article about tracking job costs in QuickBooks Desktop that may be of use to you: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1764679

I hope that helps. I'm here if you have more questions!

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