Use your existing ledger with Workpapers
If you're not quite ready to move your data online, you can still use the Client Accounting Workpapers module with your existing AE MAS, Accounts and AO Classic General Ledger software.
With this option, your workflow will be pretty much the same. The only difference is that you'll be using our workpaper tools and templates to prepare the accounts.
Basically, you'll only need to use your MAS, Accounts or AO Classic software to create new ledgers and produce financial reports. Workpapers will do the rest.
Why use this approach?
We all do things a little differently, so it can be hard to review work or continue where someone else has left off. Our workpaper templates give you more consistency and organisation in your practice.
Client Accounting Workpapers allows you to access all your supporting documents, working papers and journals in one location.
If your client is a reporting entity or needs specialist management reports, you'll still be able to produce these reports using your AE Reporter or AO Classic general ledger reporting module.
All you need to do is link your general ledger to Client Accounting.
Because you're not changing where your data lives, you don't need to perform any additional setup.
How does it work?
Once you've configured your MAS, Accounts or AO Classic general ledger to Client Accounting, your balances will appear in the Workpapers/Trial Balance view. From here, add any journals, prepare working papers and attach documents to support your account balances.
When you're ready to print a financial statement, post your movements back to your existing MAS, Accounts or AO Classic General Ledger.
You can then launch your client's MAS, Accounts or AO Classic general ledger from within Client Accounting and use your ledger's reporting tool to produce a report as normal.