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CaseWare Working Papers | How to perform a Year-End Close

Published:  06/01/2017
How to perform a Year End Close.


There are two methods of performing a Year End Close by either creating a new client file or performing a Year End Close from within the same client. If closing into the same file, it is recommended a backup be made prior to beginning the Year End Close process.

Method 1 – Performing a Year-End Close from within the file

1.  On CaseWare, select ‘Engagement’ then ‘Year End Close’.

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2. Select new file name for the new file. Do not browse to your previous year’s file.

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3. Tick the following check boxes:
  • Update prior year balance data
  • Update Case View roll forward cell
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4. Then click on 'OK'

Method 2 – Performing a Year-End Close by creating a New File

1. Open CaseWare Working Papers.
2. In the top left hand corner of the screen, select New then create a name for the new file.

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3. Select the template you would like the file to be based on and then select ‘create and import data’.

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4. Select ‘Existing File’ then click on ‘Next’.

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5. Browse to the file that you would like to roll forward to the next year.
6. Select ‘finish’. Note: Only click on finish once during this process.
7. Log into the file and the ' On file new wizard' will appear
8. On the file new wizard, tick on all the tick boxes.
9. Then Select ‘Continue

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