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Creating a New Client File

  1. In Caseware® Working Papers, select File | New and type a name for your client file.

  2. Select the appropriate template icon (Audit, or Review and Compilation) and click Create file. All components of the selected template are copied automatically into your new client file.

    Note: Documents marked as In Progress by a template author are not added to the new file. The template author must remove the In Progress label and increase the document's structure version before they can be included.

  3. After the copying is completed, an Engagement Profile Selector dialog prompts you to choose a profile:

    • For files based on the Audit template, select a default set of audit forms and template features for your engagement.

    • For files based on the Review and Compilation template, select whether the engagement is a Review, or a Compilation.

    Select the profile that best suits the engagement. All components of the selected template are copied automatically into the new client file.

    Once the profile is selected for audit client files, an Optimiser Checklist will automatically open, prompting the engagement team to answer a series of questions related to the engagement. Answering each question will mark the associated documents for deletion in the Optimiser Confirmation Report (AOCR). All work-programs and leadsheets will appear in Part III of the AOCR. Do not proceed with deleting these documents until materiality is completed.

  4. Once all relevant documents have been included in the engagement file, the Engagement Properties dialog will display. Select the beginning and ending dates for your client’s fiscal year and click OK.

This online help system applies to all Caseware Audit, Review and Compilation products. Not all features are available in all products.