Setting up the Chart of Accounts for a Write-Up CS or Trial Balance CS client

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Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

The Chart of Accounts is a highly customizable area of the application. It is important to take some time and care when setting up the Chart of Accounts mask in CSA to ensure that it satisfies the customer's needs as well as your own needs and preferences.

The following procedures will walk you through the process of setting up the Chart of Accounts for a Write-Up CS or Trial Balance CS client:

  1. Choose Setup > Chart of Accounts.
  2. Choose one of the options in the Create Chart of Accounts query dialog that appears.
    • If you choose to transfer the Chart of Accounts from another client, you will be directed to the Transfer dialog where you can select the client to transfer from. We have provided a number of sample clients with a Chart of Accounts already set up. For ease of setup, we recommend using one from a CSA sample client (or from one of your own existing clients), which you can easily modify to suit your client's needs.
    • If you choose to enter the Chart of Accounts from scratch, the Chart of Accounts window automatically opens and Account 999, Undistributed are automatically entered in the Chart of Accounts.
  3. You may now begin entering information into the Chart of Accounts.

You may enter account balances directly into the Chart of Accounts. However, please be advised that if you enter transactions to the same period, those Chart of Accounts balances will be replaced by the transaction balances when you post (or when posting occurs automatically, such as when you print transaction-based reports or advance the period).

If you will need to enter transactions in a period, or if you would like to see balance information in a transaction-based report, it is recommended that you enter all balance information via transactions rather than directly into the Chart of Accounts.

See also

Setting up combining accounts for a Write-Up CS or Trial Balance CS client

Location and department setup

CSA Guide to Working with Location/Department Clients (PDF)

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