Enter Transactions screen - Check summary memos

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Use Check summary memo transactions to create one-sided credit distributions that offset checks and payments. Accounting CS calculates the amount required to offset the printed and handwritten checks and the payments for the selected bank account, journal, and posting period and enters that amount in the Amount field.

Check summary memo transactions are beneficial on transaction-based reports, such as the General Ledger reports, to display lump sum credit distributions, instead of displaying each check and payment individually. See Enter Transactions - Check Summary Memo example.

Choose Actions > Enter Transactions and select Check summary memo from the Type drop-down list.

Note: The Enter Transactions screen must be in Journal data-entry mode (as set up in the Enter Transactions Options dialog) in order to create check summary memos. The Check summary memo type will not be available if the Enter Transactions screen is in Bank Account mode.

Tabbed pages in this screen

View detailed information about the transactions that are being offset by the check summary memo in this tabbed page. You cannot modify the transaction information in any cells, but you can delete entire rows for any checks or payments you do not want to include in the check summary memo.

Enter miscellaneous information that may be helpful when you are reviewing this check summary memo transaction. If you enter any information in this tab, the application displays an icon in the Notes Note icon column for the transaction.

This tab displays the date and time that an action was taken on the check summary memo transaction and the ID and name of the staff person who took the action.

Fields & buttons

Enter the reference number for the check summary memo.

(Required) Enter the transaction date.

Enter a description for the check summary memo.

Displays the transaction amount, which is the sum of all printed and handwritten checks and all payments for the selected bank account, journal, and posting period. The amount is read-only and the application will update it automatically if you remove rows from the Distributions grid, or if the transactions included in the check summary memo are later modified or deleted.

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