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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.

For licensed users of Accounting CS Workpapers

After you have completed the setup steps outlined in the Getting started with Accounting CS topic, you will be ready to begin processing workpapers in the Workpapers Dashboard. The following topics explain many of the procedures you will use as you process engagements.

Transaction entry

Entering or modifying accounting transactions

Setting up and using transaction templates

Viewing transactions for a GL account

Trial balance

Actions > Enter Trial Balance

Setting up budgets

Using rounding accounts

Posting periods

Advancing a client's posting period

Changing a client's processing frequency

Reporting

Printing procedures

Standard reports list

Report Designer, overview

Printing

Installing and using the Workpapers CS print driver

Setting up an engagement binder

Adding an engagement binder

Assigning an engagement

Working in the Workpapers Dashboard

Navigating the Workpapers Dashboard

Workpapers portlets, overview

Add Workpaper Wizard

Assigning workpapers in a new engagement

Adding signoff types to an engagement

Drag and drop documents and email messages into the engagement binder

Using the Engagement Binders Tree portlet

Right-click menu commands in the Engagement Binders Tree portlet

Using the File Exchange Documents portlet

Using the Workpapers List portlet

Disconnecting and returning workpapers

Editing PDFs in Accounting CS

Using the built-in calculator

1040 tax workflow and source document processing

The Source Document Processing service of Accounting CS is not automatically included with Software as a Service (SaaS) access; the service includes either a per-client fee or an annual renewable fee for unlimited access. For pricing details, please contact your CS Sales representative.

Best practices for Source Document Processing

1040 tax workflow, overview

Importing basic client information from UltraTax CS

Source Document Processing

Customizing the sort order of source documents in the Workpapers Dashboard

Transmitting and retrieving source documents in a 1040 tax engagement

Transferring PDF workpapers for source data entry

Using the Source Document Processing Status portlet

Audit-based workflows

Audit-based engagement workflow, overview

Account balance workflow and adjustments via the Trial Balance screen

Workpapers workflow for audit-based engagements

Workflow for audit collaboration in the field

Integration workflow for audit-based engagements between SMART Practice Aids and Accounting CS Workpapers

Roll forward workflow for SMART Practice Aids engagements that are linked in Accounting CS Workpapers

Using the Add Workpapers Wizard

Add Workpaper Wizard

Assigning workpapers in a new engagement

Adding blank Microsoft Excel and Word workpapers

Adding a PPC Checkpoint Tools workpaper

Adding an external workpaper

Adding a custom Microsoft Excel workpaper

Creating and using templates for custom Excel workpapers

Adding a scanned workpaper

Adding a workpaper placeholder

Adding workpapers from an existing binder

Integration with PPC's SMART Practice Aids

Linking engagements to PPC's SMART Practice Aids

Integration workflow for audit-based engagements between SMART Practice Aids and Accounting CS Workpapers

Roll forward workflow for SMART Practice Aids engagements that are linked in Accounting CS Workpapers

Roll forward a linked SMART Practice Aids engagement from Accounting CS Workpapers

Using Notes

Working with Notes

Using the Notes List portlet

Finalizing and rolling forward the engagement binder

Finalize Engagement Binder Wizard

Finalizing the engagement binder

Roll Forward Wizard

Rolling forward the engagement binder

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