Report AFT Payroll (for Canadian PR Direct Deposit)


This function is designed to generate the AFT (Automated File Transfer) file that will be transmitted for direct deposits. It will also create a printed AFT Register report for your records.


An entry must be in place for each GL Account/GL Entity combination for which you intend to create direct deposit files. In addition, the Employee’s Deductions tab must be filled in with his or her direct deposit information.

The Report AFT Payroll function should be run after the Print Payroll Checks function has been completed. After printing the register, you will be asked to confirm that an electronic file should be created.


See Registry Report AFT for the required registry entry for this report.

Important Fields:

Enter a unique, alphanumeric name to save and identify your customized report Range (for example, a specific GL Account and Entity (if used) combination). Ranges are defined by the contents of the ID field(s). Your default Id fields will not be saved unless you name your range and run the report.

Start Date: End Date:
Defines the date range for effective check dates and or pre-notes to be included in the file. Enter these dates in a mmddyyyy format or double-click to access the calendar to help you do so.

GL Account Id:
(Required.) The bank (cash) account on which these payroll checks are drawn. Double-click on this field to select from a list of Id's.

GL Entity Id:
If a GL Entity was specified in the Print Payroll Check function, the appropriate GL Entity Id must also be specified here.

Include Checks?
Include Void Checks?
Test File?

Check the field/fields to select which information to include on this file run. Note that direct deposit check information will only be included in the file if the Include Checks field is flagged. These fields may be checked/cleared by double-clicking on them (or by pressing the Spacebar when the focus is on them).

If the Test File box is checked

File Creation No:

A four-digit number to identify this file; once you are in production, the system will remember the previous number used and increment it by 1. If the Test box is flagged, the system will write the text TEST to the appropriate position in the file, regardless of the File Creation Number shown in this file.

Executive PR:
If you are an Executive Payroll user, you may restrict this run to by entering a ‘Y’ in this field. If your user record is not flagged as Executive Payroll, you will only be able to run this function for other non-Executive users.

Important Buttons:

image\SKIN1_Go.gif Generate the AFT File and print the register.