Here is how the integration works in a snapshot:


Squirrel Street's direct integration with QuickBooks works by assigning Squirrel Street receipts into the appropriate QuickBooks account code, then exporting directly into your QuickBooks account.


QuickBooks integration consists of the following steps:

1. The first time you start the integration, it's best to have some documents already in the Receipts section of your Squirrel Street account.
2. While logged into Squirrel Street, click on this link to go to the Integrations page. Or go to Receipts > Export all > Accounting Exports.

3. Here's what the Integrations page looks like if you have no integrations:

4. If no connection/integration exists, select the correct Squirrel Street account and accounting software from the two drop down menus and click on "Add integration".
Follow the setup prompts carefully.


5. After authenticating in Quickbooks, you will be redirected to Squirrel Street, where you'll see the export options available to you.
6. Choose the correct posting method. See this Export Settings help note for more information: - these settings can be modified at a later stage.

7. Once the connection is successful, Squirrel Street will import your most current Chart of Accounts (this is automatic and may take a while depending on the size; it will refresh upon each export attempt).  
8. Go back to Receipts, and assign QuickBooks account codes to the receipts you've prepared earlier. You should now find your QuickBooks Chart of Accounts list in the Assign Category drop down menu!  If you have many receipts to categorise, you may want to categorise them in bulk.  Instructions can be found here.
9. From the integrations page (in this link) you may click on 'Export now' to test the connection.
10. Login to QuickBooks  and locate the transactions.


- Only receipts with a 'QBO -' category added will be picked up by the export and added to your QuickBooks  account.

- In the receipts page, you'll see the 'Exported' category added to receipts that have been successfully exported.

- If you have receipts that have a QuickBooks category added to them, but you don't want them to be picked up by the export process, add the 'Do not export' category to those receipts, and the export process will skip those. 
- If you aren't sure about which export schedule to pick, we recommend leaving it on the Manual setting. Don't worry, you can change these settings at any point in future by using the Export Settings menu.


  • We have a built-in migration process running in the backend when you link your accounts
  • All previously exported receipts will have an exported category added to them. This is to help differentiate between newly added receipts which haven't been exported using the new integration, and receipts previously exported into QuickBooks Online but don't carry a 'QBO - ' category on them
  • We have saved your old rules to file. Please drop us a line on if you want us to transfer these rules to your new 'QBO - ' categories, or if you'd like a copy of the rules for yourself.