Processing transactions retrieved from CBS

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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

Before you process CBS client data, we recommend that you first print any notes from your client using the Notes report. All notes need to be addressed and deleted before you can transfer the data to CSA.

Processing transactions

  1. Choose Utilities > Accountant's Assistant > Client Bookkeeping Solution.
  2. In Accountant's Assistant, retrieve data from an exported CBS client.
  3. Choose Edit > Process Transactions to open the Transactions window.
  4. Review the transactions. Look for missing account numbers, which automatically have a note attached to them, and address any notes from your client.

    Note: You can automatically replace all blank accounts with the Undistributed account by choosing Edit > Replace Blank Accounts.

  5. (Optional) To edit the account for any transaction, select that transaction in the Transaction window, then choose Edit > Edit Accounts. Click here for more information.
  6. After addressing notes, you can delete them by choosing Edit > Delete Notes For This Journal or Edit > Delete Notes For All Journals. You can also choose this command from the context menu by right-clicking on the note.


  • The Edit > Delete Notes For This Journal and Edit > Delete Notes For All Journals commands appear only if the Transactions window is active.
  • You cannot view or edit payroll notes in the Transactions window. To view and delete payroll notes, you must view or print the Notes Report from the File > Print Reports dialog. Click Yes when prompted to delete all notes after you have finished viewing or printing the Notes Report.

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Changing accounts

You can also change the account number for any transaction by using the Edit > Edit Accounts command.

  1. Select the appropriate transaction, then choose Edit > Edit Accounts to open the Edit Accounts dialog.
  2. In the Account column, choose the appropriate account number from the drop-down list.
  3. To continue replacing blank accounts, click the Next Blank Account button and repeat the process.
  4. When you have finished replacing accounts, click OK.

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Related topics

Exporting client data from CBS

Transferring transactions from CSA to a CBS client - special details

Effect of client's export data on the accountant's files

Reports in Accountants Assistant

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