Transferring transactions from CSA to a CBS client

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Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

Note: This feature is available only for CSA version 2004.4.1 or higher and CBS version 2004.4.0 or higher

When generating transfer files to send to your CBS client, you can choose to transfer transactions that have been entered directly into CSA as well as CBS transactions that have been retrieved into CSA and subsequently modified in CSA.

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If you intend to send transactions back to a CBS Financial Statements client to correct the distributions for transactions with missing accounts, you must make the final account corrections in CSA (not in Accountant's Assistant) because only transactions modified in CSA are available for transfer back to CBS.

If you were to replace the blank account numbers with correct distribution accounts during processing in Accountant's Assistant, an "adjustment" transaction would not be available to send from CSA to your client for correcting the CBS financial statements.

  1. In CSA, set the GL period to match the period of the export data to be retrieved from the client.
  2. Open Accountant's Assistant and choose Tasks > Retrieve.
  3. Choose Tasks > Process Transactions and then choose Edit > Replace Blank Accounts to replace all blank account numbers with the Undistributed account (as specified in the CheckWriter tab of the Setup > Miscellaneous Information dialog in Accountant's Assistant).
  4. After printing reports and addressing any notes, transfer the updated transactions to CSA.
  5. In CSA, open the Transactions window and make the final corrections to account numbers for the client's latest transactions.
  6. While still in the GL period for which you just retrieved transactions, open Accountant's Assistant once again and generate a transfer disk that includes Financial Statements Information. See the Select Transactions to Generate dialog for additional details.
  7. When your client imports this transfer disk into CBS, the client's balances will be updated to reflect the account distribution changes that you made in CSA, ensuring the accuracy of the interim financial statements prepared within CBS.

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