How balances transfer from CSA to CBS

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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.

When generating transfer files to send to your CBS client, all of the following information is included in the transfer file when you select Financial Statement Information:

CBS uses the current GL period in CSA to determine the starting point from which to post CBS transactions. Before you generate financial statement information for the client, verify that the GL date in CSA is set for the last completed period. (Note that the CSA period can be before the client's current export date.)

When the CBS client imports the financial statement information, CBS posts any transactions dated after the GL date within CSA, based on the Post Date for Transactions setting on the Financial Statements tab of the Setup > Miscellaneous Information dialog in Accountant's Assistant. However, if the GL date in CSA is in a period for which the client has already exported data and you have not yet processed data for that period in CSA, the activity for that period will not be available to the client in CBS.

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Example, CBS Financial Statements setup for a new CBS client

Assumptions: The accountant has completed processing for the client's October data and has advanced the GL period in CSA to November because that is the first period for which the client will enter data in CBS.

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Example, CBS Financial Statements setup for an existing CBS client

Assumptions: The accountant needs to transfer financial statement information to the client to update some of the account groups and update the financial statement header/footer text. The client has already exported data for November. The accountant has completed processing for the client's October data and advanced the period to November but has not yet retrieved the client's export data for November.

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If the accountant used the 11/30/04 GL date setting in CSA while generating the transfer files, CBS would have assumed that November information from CSA was included with the Import from Accountant and, therefore, CBS would have posted the client's December transactions but not the November transactions.

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How the date options selected in Accountant's Assistant affect the posting of transactions in CBS

Setup > Miscellaneous Information > Financial Statements tab

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