Departments screen

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Use the Departments screen to set up payroll departments for a client. Payroll departments in Accounting CS are client-specific and represent profit centers or divisions held accountable for the management of their own revenues and expenses. Even if the client does not actually have multiple departments, you can use departments to group employees who work in different physical locations or who represent different job families.

Choose Setup > Departments.

See also: Setting up client payroll departments

Fields & buttons


  • Description. Enter a unique description for each department.
  • Inactive. You can designate a departments inactive if it not currently being used.
  • ASCII Time Clock Import ID. If your client provides time clock files in ASCII format, enter the two-digit time clock ID. This ID must match the ID that the client is using in their time clock software for this department. This field displays only if one of the client's payroll schedules is set up in the Payroll Schedules dialog to use the Import > Time Clock time entry method.

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