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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

Links to our most popular payroll tax processing topics are available in the Alerts and notices section on the right side of most pages.

In Accounting CS, you can set up a client's Chart of Accounts to be as simple or as complex as necessary. Each account number can be between 3 and 60 characters in length, using up to 20 segments. Account segments may include locations, departments, units, funds, projects, cost centers, activities, and so forth. Each segment may be color coded to help identify each segment of the mask.

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Client setup overview

Getting Started with Accounting CS

Setting up the Chart of Accounts mask

Before you can set up the Chart of Accounts for a client, you must first specify the Chart of Accounts mask to ensure that each account number is formatted correctly.

Using account segments

Setting up a client's Chart of Accounts mask

Chart of Accounts mask and segments examples

Setting up account groupings

Accounting CS enables you to set up account groupings to group similar accounts together to compare balances and to help in report and financial statement preparation. Within an account grouping, you can define codes, and subcodes to further refine the groupings.

Setting up account groupings

Setting up the Chart of Accounts

After the Chart of Accounts mask has been defined, you can begin adding accounts to the Chart of Accounts.

Adding accounts to a client's Chart of Accounts

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Importing Chart of Accounts data from a spreadsheet

Accounting CS enables you to save time and reduce potential data-entry errors by importing Chart of Accounts data (account number, account description, account grouping, and balance information) from a spreadsheet file.

Spreadsheet import — Chart of Accounts

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