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A Django accounting application

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The Django Accounting application.


mia-accounting is a Django accounting application. It was a re-write of my own private accounting application written in Perl for mod_perl in 2007. The revision aims to be mobile-friendly with Bootstrap, with a modern back-end framework and front-end technology like jQuery. The first revision was in Perl / Mojolicious in 2019. This is the second revision in Python / Django in 2020.

mia-accounting comes with two parts:

  • The accounting application contains the main accounting application.

  • The mia_core application contains core shared libraries that are used by the accounting application and my other applications.

You may try it in live demonstration at .

  • Username: admin
  • Password: 12345



mia-accounting requires Python 3.6 or above to work.

Install mia-accounting with pip.

pip install mia-accounting

Add these two applications in the INSTALL_APPS section of your


Make sure the locale middleware is in the MIDDLEWARE section of your, and add it if it is not added yet.


Add the accounting application in the urlpatterns of your

urlpatterns = [
  path('accounting/', decorator_include(login_required, 'accounting.urls')),

Make sure i18n and jsi18n are also in the urlpatterns of your, and add them if they are not added yet.

urlpatterns = [
  path('i18n/', include("django.conf.urls.i18n")),
  path('jsi18n/', JavaScriptCatalog.as_view(), name='javascript-catalog'),


Add the following to the very beginning of your base template base.html, before your first real HTML tag.

{% load mia_core %}
{% init_libs %}
{% block settings %}{% endblock %}

Add the CSS and JavaScripts in the <head>...</head> section of your base template base.html.

{% for css in libs.css %}
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="{% if css|is_static_url %}{% static css %}{% else %}{{ css }}{% endif %}" />
{% endfor %}
{% for js in libs.js %}
  <script src="{% if js|is_static_url %}{% static js %}{% else %}{{ js }}{% endif %}"></script>
{% endfor %}

Restart Your Web Project

Advanced Settings

The following advanced settings are available in

# Settings for the accounting application
    # The default cash acount, for ex., "0" (current assets and liabilities),
    # "1111" (cash on hand), "1113" (cash in banks) or any  
    # The shortcut cash accounts
    "CASH_SHORTCUT_ACCOUNTS": ["0", "1111"],
    # The default ledger account
    # The payable accounts to track
    "PAYABLE_ACCOUNTS": ["2141"],
    # The asset accounts to track
    "EQUIPMENT_ACCOUNTS": ["1441"],

# The local static CSS and JavaScript libraries
# The default is to use the libraries from CDN.  You may set them to use the
# local static copies of these libraries
    "jquery": {"css": [], "js": ["jquery/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"]},
    "bootstrap4": {"css": ["bootstrap4/css/bootstrap.min.css"],
                   "js": ["bootstrap4/js/bootstrap.bundle.min.js"]},
    "font-awesome-5": {"css": ["font-awesome-5/css/all.min.css"],
                       "js": []},
    "bootstrap4-datatables": {
        "css": ["datatables/css/jquery.dataTables.min.css",
        "js": ["datatables/js/jquery.dataTables.min.js",
    "jquery-ui": {"css": ["jquery-ui/jquery-ui.min.css"],
                  "js": ["jquery-ui/jquery-ui.min.js"]},
    "bootstrap4-tempusdominus": {
        "css": [("tempusdominus-bootstrap-4/css/"
        "js": ["moment/moment-with-locales.min.js",
    "decimal.js": {"css": [], "js": ["decimal/decimal.min.js"]},

# The default static stylesheets to include.  Default is none.
DEFAULT_CSS = ["css/app.css"]
# The default static JavaScript to include.  Default is none.
DEFAULT_JS = ["js/app.js"]

# The regular accounts in the summary helper.  They should be lists of tuples
# of (generic title, title format, account code).
# The following variables are available.  Variables are surrounded in brackets. 
#  month_no: The numeric month of the current date
#  month_name: The month name of the current date
#  last_month_no: The numeric previous month of the current date
#  last_month_name: The previous month name of the current date
#  last_bimonthly_from_no: The first month number of the last bimonthly period
#  last_bimonthly_from_name: The first month name of the last bimonthly period
#  last_bimonthly_to_no: The second month number of the last bimonthly period
#  last_bimonthly_to_name: The second month name of the last bimonthly period
    "debit": [
        ("Rent", "Rent for (month_name)", "6252"),
        ("Gas bill",
         "Gas bill for (last_bimonthly_from_name)-(last_bimonthly_to_name)",
    "credit": [
        ("Payroll", "Payroll for (last_month_name)", "46116"),

Bugs and Supports

The mia-accounting project is hosted on GitHub.

Address all bugs and support requests to


 Copyright (c) 2020 imacat.

 Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 You may obtain a copy of the License at

 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
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