Effect of Microsoft Office Accounting data on accountant's files

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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.

Accountant's Assistant is provided with the CBS Master License.

The following tables show how importing data from Microsoft Office Accounting will affect the information already present in the accountant's files.

Client Information Exported Effect on Accountant's Files
Transactions All checks, deposits, journal entries, invoices, bills, payments, and transfers are held in Accountant's Assistant for processing. When you explicitly request the transfer by choosing Tasks > Transfer to CSA, transactions are transferred to CSA and append to any existing transactions.
GL Chart of Accounts New accounts are added to the CSA Chart of Accounts. If the client changed or deleted any accounts, you will need to change or delete them manually in CSA. (Be sure to print a copy of the Chart of Accounts Diagnostics Report from File > Print Reports prior to transferring the data.)
Vendors All vendors will transfer from Microsoft Office Accounting to Accountant's Assistant. New vendors will be added to the CSA Vendors window. If your client deleted any vendors, you will need to delete them manually from the CSA Vendors window. (Be sure to print a copy of the Vendor Diagnostics Report from File > Print Reports prior to transferring the data.)
Payroll data

The Payroll Compliance module must first be enabled for the client in CSA.

All employee information will transfer from Microsoft Office Accounting to Accountant's Assistant. New employees are added to the CSA Employees window. If the client has deleted any employees, you will need to delete them manually from the CSA Employees window. (Be sure to print a copy of the Employee Diagnostics Report from File > Print Reports in Accountant's Assistant prior to transferring the data to CSA.)

See also: Microsoft Office Accounting data import - overview

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