Comparing trial balances

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If you have administrative permissions, you can compare trial balances in separate engagements. For example, you may want to view the differences between the trial balance being used for a client’s audit with the trial balance being used for a client’s tax return.

  1. In the navigation pane, select an engagement with a trial balance that you want to compare.
  2. Click the Engagement administration Engagement administration button button.
  3. In the Engagement Administration dialog, click Trial Balance Compare and click OK.
  4. In the Trial Balance Source section, click the Lookup list button for the Client field, choose a client and click OK.
  5. Choose an engagement and click OK.
  6. Mark or clear the checkboxes for the additional compare options, as needed and click Next.

    The results screen displays any trial balance differences in the Difference column.

  7. Optional: To import the differences into the current engagement, click the Import Differences button in the ribbon. You can use this feature to ensure that changes made to the audit trial balance are picked up for the tax engagement.

Related topic: Managing trial balance data

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