Chart of Accounts [Setup menu]

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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.

Payroll CS or Payroll Compliance module

Use the Chart of Accounts dialog to add a new general ledger account, to change the type or description of a general ledger account, or to delete an account. The client’s Chart of Accounts information is stored in numeric order, by GL account number.

To set up or update your client’s general ledger accounts, choose Chart of Accounts from the Setup menu.

See also: Change Chart of Accounts Mask dialog

For a Write-Up CS or Trial Balance CS client

When opening this dialog in Adjusting Journal Entry mode from UltraTax CS or GoSystem Tax RS during the process of two-way integration, the Tax Code field also appears.

See also: Opening CSA from UltraTax CS or GoSystem Tax RS for fast updates of client data via journal entries.

Fields & buttons

Displays the list of general ledger accounts in the client’s Chart of Accounts.

The Chart of Accounts information is stored by the application in numeric order by general ledger account number.

Displays the current account mask that defines the account structure for this client’s Chart of Accounts. The mask may include up to 60 alphanumeric characters (including an optional decimal and any optional separators).

For a non-GL, non-Trial Balance client, you can define the mask by choosing the Change Chart of Accounts Mask F3 command from the Setup > Chart of Accounts dialog.

Note that only certain characters may be used in the mask definition, and special rules apply.

Click here for special information and mask examples

Enter any account number that is consistent with the client’s overall Chart of Accounts. You may enter a maximum of 11 characters, which can include a decimal and up to 3 digits to the right of the decimal.

The Chart of Accounts information is stored by the application in numeric order by general ledger account number.

Enter one of the following letter codes to indicate the type of general ledger account, or select it from the drop-down list:

A Asset

L Liability, Equity

R Revenue

E Expense

For a new account: Enter a name or description for this general ledger account, using up to 50 characters.

For an existing account: Displays the account name assigned to the account highlighted in the list. To change the description, click the Edit button.

For a Write-Up CS or Trial Balance CS client only

This field is visible only when CSA is opened from UltraTax CS or from GoSystem Tax RS via the Utilities > CSA Adjusting Journal Entries command.

The tax code number is used in the data-exchange interface from CSA to UltraTax CS or from CSA to GoSystem Tax RS to associate the balances from specific general ledger accounts for tax reporting. It allows UltraTax CS or GoSystem Tax RS to carry the general ledger balances to the proper lines on the appropriate tax forms.

See also: Integrating data from CSA with UltraTax CS

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