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Opening an existing period

To open an existing period

  1. Open the client’s Client Accounting > Trial Balance tab (called the Workpapers tab if you are licensed for Workpapers) tab.

  2. In the Select Period table, select the period to be opened.

  3. For AE/AO Ledgers and Essentials Cashbook ledgers, you can skip this step - go to Step 4.

Before you open the period, check if GST Collected and GST Paid have been selected for the period:
  1. Click Define GST accounts on the Tasks bar.

  2. The Define GST Accounts dialog opens.
  3. From the dropdown, select the account where amounts will be recorded for:

    • GST  Collected

    • GST Paid.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Double-click on the selected period.

  6. or
    Select the period and click Open period on the Tasks bar.
    The Prepare Trial Balance (Workpapers) table opens in a new window. See About the Prepare Trial Balance (Workpapers) table for information about how to use this table.
  7. Click OK.

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Adding a new period

Rolling over into a new period from a completed period

Deleting a period

Preparing workpapers

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