Creating payroll checks for hourly employees

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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

  1. When the Payroll Check Entry window is displayed, choose Edit > Hourly Check Creation or choose Hourly Check Creation from the F3 or right-click context menu to automatically create a check for each employee who has at least one hourly pay item and who matches the current calculation profile.
  2. Click the Save Checks button to save the new check records, close the dialog, and return to the Payroll Check Entry window.


  • If an employee has any salary items, even if they also have hourly items, they are considered salary-only for the autocreation of checks. This means that the employee will not show up in hourly check creation, but will be available in salaried check creation.
  • The hours for these checks are based on the hours recorded in the previous check record for each employee. If no prior check record is on file for an employee, no new check record will be created.

See also: Payroll Check Entry > Hourly Check Creation dialog

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