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CHAPTER 1. JOURNAL ENTRIES


JOURNAL ENTRY
PURPOSE: To make additional journal entries to the General Ledger other than through the subledgers.
INTRODUCTION: Entering manual journal entries for reclassification, payroll, and miscellaneous, etc.
transactions.
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PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Find Journals form.
Journals -> Enter
2. Double click on Enter or click on Open button.
3. Find Journal Screen should open.

1. To enter new journals, click on New Journal button


2. New Journals form should open.

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1. In the Journals window, enter a unique Journal name for


the entry. If you do not enter a journal name, General
Ledger automatically assigns a name using the following
format: Source Journal ID Date.
2. (Optional) Enter a Description for the journal entry.
General Ledger uses this as the default description for each
journal entry line. You can change the journal entry
description as necessary.
3.

Select a ledger for your journal

4. Enter a Category to describe the purpose of your journal


entry, such as accrual, payments, or receipts. All lines in a
journal entry share the same journal category
5. Enter the Period for the journal entry. If you entered a
period at the batch level, you must use the same period for
each journal entry in the batch. If you did not enter a
period at the batch level, choose any Open or Future
Enterable period for your journal entry. Note that you can
only post journals in Open periods.
6. Accept or change the default Effective Date for the journal
entry
7. Balance Type is a display - only field. It displays Actual
when you are entering actual journals and Budget when
you are entering budget journals.
8. If you are entering a intracompany journal that includes
multiple balancing segment values where the total debits
and credits for each balancing segment value do not net to
zero, you can specify the clearing company to balance the
journal
9. Enter a Control Total if you want to verify the total debits
for the journal lines against the journal control
total(Optional).
10. Enter a reversal Period and Method. You can then generate
a reversing journal entry for that period. You can also
reverse a journal entry without assigning a reversal period.
Reversal Method can be either:
Switch Dr/Cr: General Ledger creates your reversing journal
by switching the debit and credit amounts of the original
journal entry. This method is often used when reversing
accruals.
Change Sign: General Ledger creates your reversing journal
by changing the sign of your original journal amounts from

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positive to negative. This reversal method is often used when


reversing journals to correct data entry mistakes
11. Accept the default Currency or change the journal currency
to an entered currency or statistical journal
12. Select the Lines tab and enter the journal lines.
1. (Optional) Select the Other Information tab to enter
optional reference information about the journal entry.
1. Enter a Reference description to further identify
the journal entry on general ledger and journal
entry reports.
2. Enter a Journal Reference Date. The primary
function of this field is to satisfy Libro Giornale
Requirements in Italy, but it can be used for any
other date information that you want to store at
the journal header level.
If you are using Reporting Currencies (Journal
or Subledger Level) and you enter the Reference
Date in the journal in your source ledger, it is
also transferred to the journals of the reporting
currencies.
If the profile option Enter Journals: Validate
Reference Date is set to Yes, the date you enter
is validated to ensure the date falls into an open
or future enterable period.
If the profile option GL Consolidation:Preserve
Journal Batching is set to Yes for the parent
ledger,the consolidation process transfers the
reference date information from the subsidiary
ledger to the parent ledger.
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ENTERING THE JOURNAL LINES:


1. Enter a Line number for each journal line to control the
sequence in which the journal entry lines appear online
and in reports. After you enter the first journal entry line
number, General Ledger automatically increments the
numbers for the following lines. You can change the line
numbers as necessary.
2. Enter an Account for the journal line
3. Enter the Debit or Credit amount for the designated
account. Note: If needed, you can enter debits and credits
as negative amounts.
4. Description will default in from the header information.
You can change if required.
5. Use down arrow to start new line. The line number should
be created automatically for you. You can change it if
required. Repeat above steps until completed with the
journal entry.
6. Save your work.
7. Post the journal.
Modifying a Journal Entry
PURPOSE: To provide instructions for modifying a journal entry.
INTRODUCTION: If the journal entry has not posted, account numbers can be changed, amounts changed,
and lines added or deleted.
ORACLE SCREEN
PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Find Journals Screen.
Journals -> Enter
2. Double click on Enter or click on Open button.
3. Find Journal Screen should open.

1. Find the journal entry which you want to modify by


entering the search criteria into the appropriate area.
2. Click on the Find button.
3. Enter Journals Screen will appear with all journals meeting
criteria listed.
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1. Select the Journal you want to modify by using arrow keys


or clicking on the journal entry line.
2. Double click on the line or click on the Review Journal
button on the bottom of the form.
3. The Journals Screen (journal entry detail screen) will be
displayed.

1. Make your changes to the journal entry.


2. Save the changes.
Navigate: File -> Save or
Save button on the tool bar.

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Delete Journal Entry


PURPOSE: To provide instructions for deleting a journal entry.
INTRODUCTION: If the journal entry has not posted, the journal entry can be deleted if entered in error. The
Delete Records feature will delete the journal or batch. This is a quick and effective way of permanently
removing journals. Be sure to save the changes when prompted.
ORACLE SCREEN
PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Find Journals Screen.
Journals -> Enter
2. Double click on Enter or click on Open button.
3. Find Journal Screen should open.

1. Find the journal entry which you want to delete by entering


the search criteria into the appropriate area.
2. Click on the Find button.
3. Enter Journals Screen will appear with all journals meeting
criteria listed.
All journals which have not been posted can be deleted.

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Select Delete from the Edit menu.

1. You will be asked whether you want to delete only the


journal or the whole batch.
2. Click on the appropriate response.
3. When this is completed, select Save from the Action menu
or the Save button on the Toolbar.
4. The dialogue line on the Toolbar will then display
confirming message that the transaction has been saved.
5. This completes the process.
If you requery on the Find Journal screen, the deleted journal
entry will not appear for selection or be available for selection
on the post screen.
Post Journal Entry
PURPOSE: To provide instructions for posting a journal entry.
INTRODUCTION: Once journal batches and/or entries have been reviewed and approved, the entry(s) can
be selected for posting from the Post Journals form. Review the Post Status and Period Status of the entry to
determine that it is available for posting. In addition, you can post a journal by choosing the Post Button form
the More Actions window when reviewing a journal online.
Journals can only be posted to open periods. When you post to an earlier open period, actual balances roll
forward through the latest open period. If you post a journal entry into a prior year, General Ledger adjusts
your retained earnings balance for the effect on your income and expense accounts. Suggestion: Run a Trial
Balance Report whenever you post to a previous fiscal year to ensure that your Retained Earnings account is
properly reconciled. The Posting process creates a Posting Execution Report, which should be reviewed to
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You can automate your posting process by scheduling the Automatic Posting program to periodically select
and post batches.
ORACLE SCREEN
PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Find Journals Screen.
Journals -> Post
2. Double click on Enter or click on Open button.
3. Find Journal Batches Screen should open.

1. Find the journal entry which you want to post by entering


the search criteria into the appropriate area.
2. Click on the Find button.
3. Post Journals Screen will appear with all journals meeting
criteria listed.

1. A list of journals/batches will display.


2. Select the journal(s)/batch(es) to be posted.
3. Click on the check box on the left hand side to mark the
journal(s)/batch(es). The designated row will become
highlighted.
4. Click on the Post button.

1. Click on the OK button when the concurrent ID number


displays. Make note of process number for future use.
2. The system then returns to Find Journal Batches form.

Review Posting Execution Report


The Posting process creates a Posting Validation Report

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which should be reviewed to determine whether any errors
occurred. If any journal/batch could not be posted, the
report tells you if posting discovered errors in the journal
header or the journal lines. All errors must be fixed before
the journal/batch containing the error journal can be
resubmitted for posting.
Further details on the posting status can be obtained by
reviewing the journal/batch in either the Post Journals or
Enter Journals forms. If a journal/batch could not be posted,
the error status will be displayed.
Print and File Posted Journal Lines Report
Once a batch has been posted, print the Journal Lines Report
for the posted batch and attach it to unposted Journal Lines
Report printed earlier (see detailed journal entry processes).
The journal batch should then be filed by year/month and
alphabetically by batch name, to facilitate future inquiry and
audit.

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CHAPTER 2. REVERSING JOURNALS


DEFINING REVERSING JOURNALS
PURPOSE: To provide instructions for defining reversing journals.
INTRODUCTION:. Use reversing journal entries to reverse accruals, estimates, errors or temporary
adjustments and reclassifications at the time the original journal is entered. Existing journals can also be
reversed to correct errors.
Assign a reversal period to a journal entry if you want to generate a reversing entry from the Enter Journals
window. You can enter a reversal period at any time, even after the journal is posted. However, you cannot
reverse batches and journals that you have already reversed. You can also reverse a journal or batch from the
Enter Journals window, even if you have not assigned a reversal period and effective date.
ORACLE SCREEN

PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Find Journals Screen.
Journals -> Enter
2. Double click on Enter or click on Open button.
3. Find Journals Screen should open.

1. Find the journal entry which you want to reverse by


entering the search criteria into the appropriate area.
2. Click on the Find button.
3. Enter Journals Screen will appear with all journals meeting
criteria listed.
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Select the Journal you want to reverse by clicking on it or using
the arrow keys.

1. The journal entry detail screen will be displayed.


2. In the Reverse region, select a period from the Period list of
values for the reversing entry.
3. In the Reverse region, select a reversal method from the
Method drop-down list.
Switch Dr/Cr: General Ledger creates your reversing journal by
switching the debit and credit amounts of the original journal
entry. This method is often used when reversing accruals.
Change Sign: General Ledger creates your reversing journal by
changing the sign of your original journal amounts from
positive to negative. This reversal method is often used when
reversing journals to correct data entry mistakes.
Once you enter the effective date, reversing period, and reversal
method, the journal entry is marked for reversal .
Click on the Reverse Button.
A confirmation message box appears and click on the Yes
button.
A concurrent request gets submitted and note down the
concurrent request id.

After the concurrent program completes , the journal entry will


have a status of Reversed.

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Query in the journal entry screen to find the Unposted reversal


journal entry.
Review the reversal journal entry and post it.

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CHAPTER 3. ALLOCATION JOURNALS


DEFINING ALLOCATION JOURNALS
PURPOSE: To provide instructions for defining allocation journals.
INTRODUCTION: Use allocation journals, or mass allocations, to define a single formula to allocate
revenues and expenses across a group of cost centers, departments, divisions, and so on. Mass allocation
journals use the following formula in the allocation:
Allocation Amount = Cost Pool x (Usage Factor / Total Usage)
The different types of allocation available are:

net allocations, where you want to run allocations several times in the same period;
step-down allocations, where you want to allocate a pool of costs that is based on allocated costs;
rate-based allocations, where you want to use current, historical or estimated rates to allocate costs;
usage-based allocations, where you want to allocate expenses based on statistical usage such as
headcount, units sold, square footage, etc.; or
standard costing, where you want to allocate costs based on standard costs of a statistical unit.
ORACLE SCREEN
PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Find Journals Screen.
Journals -> Define -> Allocation
2. Double click on Enter or click on Open button.
3. Find Journals Screen should open

1.
2.
3.
4.

Enter a unique name for the allocation:


Select balance type: Actual.
Enter description of allocation:
Click on Formulas button

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1. Enter the Name, Category, and Description of the
MassAllocation formula. Categories help you group journal
entries in a convenient manner for reporting and analysis.
2. Enter the Currency for the MassAllocation journal entry.
You can choose a ledger currency, or an entered or STAT
currency.

An example allocation:

3. Choose your Foreign Currency Allocation method to


determine how you want entered currency balances
converted.
If you choose Converted Amount, General Ledger
allocates the full balance for the account for both the
entered and converted amounts for foreign currency
allocations.
If you choose Calculated Amount, enter a Conversion
Type, except for the User rate type. General Ledger uses
the entered conversion method, conversion type, and
journal effective date to determine the rate to use to
convert the generated MassAllocation journal.
4. Enter the formula lines. All MassAllocation formulas use
the following equation to determine allocation amounts:
COST POOL * (USAGE FACTOR / TOTAL USAGE)
General Ledger uses the following format to represent the
equation. Each factor in this equation relates to a separate
formula line. A * B / C You can enter any combination of
fixed amounts and accounts in formula lines A, B, or C.
Enter the account for the A, B, or C line of your formula.
Enter accounts with parent segment values to create a
formula that references accounts with the corresponding
child segment values. Optionally, enter a ledger, ledger set,
or balance-level reporting currency in the Ledger segment
or a balancing segment value in the balancing segment for
the accounts for lines A, B, or C. By leaving these segments
blank, you can use the MassAllocation formula for different
ledger sets, ledgers, or balancing segment values by
indicating them at generation time. When you enter an
account, General Ledger ensures that segment values are
valid and enabled. For the ledger segment value, you can
define formulas with ledgers or ledgers sets that have the
same chart of accounts as your current responsibility's data
access set.
5. Assign a segment Type for each account segment. The
combination of parent/child segment values and types tells

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General Ledger which related accounts are affected or used
by that portion of the formula. You can assign one the
following segment types to each segment:
Looping (L): Assign this type to a ledger set segment value.
The allocation program runs each formula once for each
ledger in the ledger set. You can only loop on ledger set
segment values. Assign this type to a parent segment value
to include each child value assigned to the parent value in
the formula. The allocation program runs each formula once
for each corresponding child segment value. You can loop
only on parent values
Summing (S): Assign this type to a ledger set segment value
to sum the account balances of all the ledgers in the ledger
set. You can only sum on ledger set segment values
Assign this type to a parent segment value to sum the
account balances of all the child segment values assigned to
a parent. For example, if you enter a parent that has five
child values, the allocation program adds the account
balances of the five child accounts and uses the sum in each
MassAllocation formula. You can sum only on parent
values
Constant (C): Assign this type to a single ledger segment
value. You can only use this segment type for a single
ledger for the ledger segmentAssign this type to a child
segment value to use the detail account balance associated
with the child.
You can use this type with a parent segment value only if
there is a summary account associated with the parent.
Note: To use summary accounts in a mass allocation
formula, all segments in the formula must be assigned a
segment type of Constant.
6. Enter a Ledger Currency to determine which ledger should
be used to retrieve balances. If you specified a single ledger
or balance-level reporting currency in the account's ledger
segment, the ledger currency automatically defaults to the
ledger currency or the balance-level reporting currency and
cannot be changed. If you specified a ledger set, the ledger
currency can be the currency of a ledger or an associated
balance-level reporting currency based on the ledger set. If
you left the ledger segment blank, you may specify any
currency. The following table summarizes this:
Ledger Segment

Ledger Summary

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Single Ledger or Balance- Defaults to the currency of the
Level Reporting Currency ledger currency or balance-level
reporting currency and cannot
be changed.
Ledger Set
Can be a currency of a ledger or
an
associated
balance-level
reporting currency within the
ledger set.
Blank
Can be any currency.
The ledger currency for formula lines that use the Encumbrance
balance type should be the ledger currency of the specified
ledger set or ledger.
7. Enter a Currency Type of Entered, Statistical, or Total. If the
balance type of the formula line is Encumbrance, you can
only select the Total currency type since only total balances
is supported for encumbrance balances.
8. Choose an Entered Currency. If the specified currency type
is Statistical, the entered currency default is the statistical
currency and cannot be changed. If the specified currency
type is Total, the entered currency field is disabled. If the
specified currency type is Entered, the entered currency can
be any currency. The Ledger Currency, combined with
Currency Type and Entered Currency fields, determines
what type of currency account balance is retrieved for your
formula. The following table shows the currency account
balance types for each combination of the ledger currency,
currency type, and entered currency.
Ledge
r
Curre
ncy
Ledge
r
Curre
ncy

Balanc
e

Curren
cy
Type

Ent
ere
d
Cur
ren
cy
Entered An
y

Type of Account Balance


Retrieved

Statistic
al

ST
AT

Total

N/
A

Statistical balance of the ledger


referenced
from
the
ledger
currency.
Total balance of the ledger
currency for the ledger referenced
from the ledger currency.
Entered balance of the entered
currency for the reporting urrency

Entered An
y

Entered Balance of the entered


currency for the ledger referenced
from the ledger currency.

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Level
Repor
ting
Curre
ncy
Any
Entered An
(when
y
ledger
segme
nt is
left
blank)

Statistic
al

ST
AT

Total

N/
A

referenced
Currency

from

the

ledger

Entered balance of the entered


currency for the ledger referenced
from
the
ledger
currency.
The ledger currency of the ledger
or of the ledgers in a ledger set
indicated at generation time must
be the same as the specified ledger
currency to have a MassAllocation
journal generated. The ledger
cannot be a balance-level reporting
currency.
Statistical balance of the ledger
referenced
from
the
ledger
currency.
The ledger currency of the ledger
or of the ledgers in a ledger set
indicated at generation time must
be the same as the specified ledger
currency to have a MassAllocation
journal generated. The ledger
cannot be a balance-level reporting
currency.
Total balance of the ledger
currency or balance-level reporting
currency from the ledger or
balance level reporting currency
referenced
from
the
ledger
currency.
The ledger currency of the ledger,
the ledgers in a ledger set, or the
balance-level reporting currency
indicated at generation time must
be the same as the specified ledger
currency to have a MassAllocation
journal generated.

9. Enter the Amount Type you want to use:


o Period-to-Date
o Quarter-to-Date
o Year-to-Date
o Project-to-Date
10. Enter the Relative Period for the account balance you want
to use:
o Current Period

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o Previous Period
o Year Ago, Same Period
11. Enter the account Balance Type to use for the formula line.
If you enter the Budget balance type, you must also enter a
Budget name. If you enter the Encumbrance balance type,
you must also enter an Encumbrance Type.
12. Once you have entered your A, B, and C formula lines, enter
the Target and Offset accounts
13. Save your work.

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GENERATING ALLOCATION JOURNALS


PURPOSE: To provide instructions to generate allocation journals.
INTRODUCTION: Generate MassAllocations to create unposted journal batches based on your validated
MassAllocation formulas. The generated journal batch contains one entry for each allocation formula in the
batch.
Use MassAllocation journals to reverse existing balances, post new allocation amounts, or generate journals
that increment the existing balances to match the current allocation amount.
You can generate MassAllocation journal batches for any range of open or future enterable periods. General
Ledger creates one unposted journal batch for each period in the range. If there is a closed period in the range
of periods you specify, General Ledger generates a batch that cannot be posted until you open the period.
Prerequisite
Define MassAllocation formulas.

Set the profile option, GL: Number of formulas, to validate for each MassAllocation batch if you are using
average daily balance ledgers
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PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Generate MassAllocation Journals form.
Journals -> Generate -> Allocation
2. Double click on Allocation or click on Open button.
3. Generate MassAllocation Journals form should open.

1. Navigate to the Generate MassAllocation Journals window.


2. Enter a Ledger Set or Ledger. If you have a default ledger
assigned for your data access set, it is automatically
defaulted. If the MassAllocation formula does not have any
unspecified ledger segment values in the formula, the
ledger or ledger set value you enter is ignored. This entry is
only applicable when the ledger segment value is left
unspecified in the MassAllocation formula
3. Enter a Balancing Segment Value. If the MassAllocation
formula does not have any unspecified balancing segment
values in the formula, the balancing segment value you
enter is ignored. This entry is only applicable when the
balancing segment value is left unspecified in the
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4. (Optional) If you have average balance processing enabled
and your ledger is a consolidation ledger, select a Usage.
Select Standard Balances to create MassAllocation journals
that update standard balances only. Select Average Balances
to create MassAllocation journals that update average
balances only
5. Specify the Allocation Method for the MassAllocation
batches you are generating. Choose Full to reverse previous
allocation batches or to post new allocation amounts.
Choose Incremental to generate journals that increment the
existing balances to match the current allocation amount
6. (Optional) If you have average balance processing enabled,
choose Submission Details from the poplist to enter values
for the MassAllocation journals you want to generate.
Choose the Last Run Details tab to see the values that you
used the last time you generated the MassAllocation
journals
7. Enter the Batch Name for each validated MassAllocation
formula batch you want to generate.
8. Enter the Period for which you want to generate
MassAllocation journals
9. Enter a Journal Effective Date. General Ledger
automatically enters the nearest day of the chosen period.
You can enter any date within the specified period for a
standard ledger. If you have average balance processing
enabled, you can enter any valid business day, unless your
ledger is a consolidation ledger. In this case, General Ledger
automatically enters the first day of the period and you
cannot change the value
10. Enter a Calculation Effective Date. General Ledger
automatically enters the nearest day of the period. You can
change this to any day in any open, closed, future enterable,
or permanently closed period. If you do not have average
balancing processing enabled, the calculation effective date
is ignored
11. (Optional) Schedule your Allocation or MassAllocation
batch.
12. Choose Generate to submit a concurrent process that creates
an unposted journal batch for the period you specify.
13. Review the MassAllocations Execution Report General

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Ledger names your MassAllocation journal batches as
follows: MA: <Request ID><MassAllocation Batch
Name><Period>. The following is an example of a
MassAllocation journal batch name: MA: 47566 Rent Budget
Allocation JAN 08
14. Review and change the generated MassAllocation journal
batches using the Enter Journals window. General Ledger
names your MassAllocation journal batches as follows: MB:
<Request ID> <MassAllocation Batch Name> <Period>; for
example, MA: 47566 Rent Budget Allocation JAN-08. The
Conversion region in the header of the Enter Journals
window displays the conversion information for your
MassAllocation journal. The table below details how your
generated MassAllocation journals are displayed.
Currency MassAllocations
Currenc Type
Rate
y
Ledger
User
1
currenc
y
Entered Convers The daily rate
currenc ion rate between the
y
specifie entered
d
transaction
currency and the
ledger currency
for the journal
effective date and
conversion rate
type.
STAT
User
1

Description
No conversion
required.
The conversion
rate used to
calculate the
accounted amount
is the daily rate
between the
entered
transaction
currency and the
ledger currency.
No conversion
required.

15. Post the MassAllocation journal batches using the Post


Journals window.

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CHAPTER 4. RECURRING JOURNALS


DEFINING A RECURRING JOURNAL
PURPOSE: To provide instructions for defining recurring journals.
INTRODUCTION: Define recurring journal formulas for transactions that you repeat every accounting period,
such as accruals, depreciation charges, and allocations. Your formulas can be simple or complex. Each formula
can use fixed amounts and/or account balances, including standard, end-of-day, or average balances, actual
or budget amounts, statistics, and period-to-date or year-to-date balances from the current period, prior
period, or same period last year. You can quickly create new recurring formulas by copying and modifying
existing formulas.
You can define single ledger or multiple ledger recurring journal formula batches. For the multiple ledger
batch type, you can create a recurring journal formula batch that contains recurring journal entries for
different ledgers.
You can define recurring journal formulas for your ledger currencies, entered currencies, and statistical
currency.
You can use recurring journals to create three types of journal entries:

Skeleton Journal Entries: Skeleton entries affect the same accounts each period, but have different posting
amounts. After you generate skeleton journal entries, you can edit the unposted journal batch using the
Enter Journals form and enter the journal line amounts.
Skeleton journal entries are useful with statistical information whenever you want to record journals for
actual transactions based on statistical amounts, such as headcount, units sold, inflation rates, or other
growth factors. For example, if you want to enter headcount for each cost center every period, you can
define a skeleton entry with your headcount accounts. After you generate the skeleton entries, enter the
actual headcount amounts before posting the batch.

Standard Recurring Journal Entries: Standard recurring journal entries use the same accounts and amounts
each period.

Recurring Journal Formula Entries: Formula entries use formulas to calculate journal amounts that vary
from period to period.

Creating Recurring Journal Formula Batches


To define a recurring journal formula entry, you must create a recurring journal formula batch. Your batch can
contain a single recurring journal entry definition, or you can group related recurring journals into the same
batch.
You can create two types of recurring journal formula batches as follows:
Single Ledger Recurring Journal Formula Batch: Single ledger batches affect only one ledger in the batch.
Multiple Ledger Recurring Journal Formula Batch: Multiple ledger batches can affect multiple ledgers in
the batch. You can define recurring journal formulas across ledgers.
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You can create recurring journal formula batches that include ledgers that have the same chart of accounts,
calendar, and period type as the data access set of your current responsibility. When you generate the
recurring journal formula batches, you must have read or read and write access to the ledger and balancing
segment value or management segment value to generate recurring journals.
If you use reporting currencies (journal or subledger level), you can create recurring journal formula batches
for single reporting currencies or multiple reporting currencies.
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1. Navigate to Define Recurring Journal Formula form.
Journals -> Define -> Recurring
2. Double click on Recurring or click on Open button
3. Define Recurring Journal Formula form should open.

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1. Enter a Name and optional Description for the recurring
journal batch.
2. Choose a Recurring Batch Type. Note: You can only choose
the single ledger batch type for budget formulas.
3. If you chose a single ledger recurring batch type, enter the
name of the ledger. For a multiple ledger batch type, the
Ledger field is disabled.
4. If you want to copy entries from an existing recurring journal
batch to your new batch, choose AutoCopy Batch.
5. Create recurring journal entries for the batch. If you copied
entries, modify them, if necessary.
6. (Optional) Select the Enable Security checkbox to apply
Definition Access Set security to your recurring journal
definition. Definition Access Sets are an optional security
feature that allows you to control access to your General
Ledger definitions.
7. Enter a range of Effective Dates that includes only those
periods for which you want the recurring journal entry to be
used. Attention: Recurring journal entries will only be
created when you choose to generate them for a date that
falls within the Effective Dates range.
8. Click on Lines button to enter the account you want General
Ledger to update when you generate your recurring journals,
as well as the formula to use.

ENTER A RECURRING ENTRY LINE


1. Enter a Line number to set the order of your recurring
journal entry lines. You can indicate an automatic offsetting
line for your recurring journal entry by entering the line
number 9999. Recommend that you use, at a minimum,
increments of 10.
2. Enter the Account you want General Ledger to update when
you generate and post your recurring journals.
3. Enter an optional Line Description for the recurring entry
line.
4. Enter a Formula for the line.
5. Enter the remaining lines for the recurring journal entry.
Remember that you can use line number 9999 as the
automatic offsetting line for each recurring journal entry.
To enter an automatic offsetting line:
You can enter a recurring journal entry line and have
General Ledger calculate and insert the balancing amount for
the recurring journal entry automatically. This is useful for
allocation-type entries.
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line.
Enter an Account for the line but do not enter a formula.
General Ledger will automatically calculate the amount
for this journal entry line when you generate your
recurring journal.
6. Save your work.

ENTER A SKELETON JOURNAL ENTRY


1. Enter a Line number to set the order of your recurring
journal entry lines.
2. Enter the Account you want General Ledger to update when
you generate and post your recurring journals. Do not enter a
formula.
3. Enter the remaining lines and accounts for the recurring
journal entry.
4. Save your work.
To enter amounts for a skeleton entry:
1. Generate the recurring journal batch that contains your
skeleton entry.
2. Edit the unposted journal batch using the Enter Journals
window, and enter the journal line amounts.
3. Save the revised journals.
4. Post the batch.

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GENERATING RECURRING JOURNALS


PURPOSE: To provide instructions to generate recurring journals.

INTRODUCTION: . You must generate recurring journals to create unposted journal entries from the
recurring journal formulas you defined. After generating the formulas, you can review or edit the
recurring journal batches before posting them.
Prerequisite
Define your recurring journal entry formulas.

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PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Generate Recurring Journals form.
Journals -> Generate -> Recurring
2. Double click on Recurring or click on Open button.
3. Generate Recurring Entries form should open.

1. Select the Recurring Batches you want to generate.


2. Enter the accounting Period for which you want to create an
unposted journal batch. The default is the first open
accounting period following the one for which you last
generated recurring journals. LOV available.
3. (Optional) Choose the Recurring Journal button to review
the batch definition. You can generate your recurring journal
batch from this window
4. Click on Generate button.
5. General Ledger submits a concurrent process to create
unposted journal batches based on the selected recurring
journal formula batches. Note the Request ID assigned to the
concurrent process.
6. General Ledger names the resulting journal batch as follows:
<Recurring Batch Name>: <Date> <Time>. For example,
RENT: 15-JAN-08 16:36.
7. If you generated skeleton journal entries, use the Enter
Journals window to complete the journal information.
8. Post the generated recurring journal batches to update
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CHAPTER 5. REPORTS
STANDARD REPORT SUBMISSION
PURPOSE: To provide instructions for submitting standard reports.
INTRODUCTION: General Ledger gives you a complete set of standard reports such as journal reports,
general ledgers, account analyses and trial balances. You can also request standard listings to review key nonfinancial information, including your chart of accounts, row sets, column sets and content sets, reporting
hierarchies, consolidation definitions, recurring journal formulas, and more. All of the information in these
reports and listings is also available online.
You can combine standard reports, listings and programs into a request set to submit them as a group. In
addition, if the Financial Statement Generator program is assigned to your responsibility, you can include FSG
reports in standard request sets.
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1. Navigate to the Submit Request form
Reports -> Request -> Standard
2. Double click on Standard or click on Open button.
3. Submit a New Request form should open.

1. Select Single Request or Request Set option.


2. Click on OK button.
3. Submit Request should open.

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1. Select the report to run at the Request Name option. LOV is
available to find the report.
2. Entert the appropriate parameters for the report you wish to
run. LOV is available for the majority of parameter options.
3. Click on Completion Options button to review or change
printer, number of copies, forward options, and save options.
4. Submit the report by clicking on the Submit Request button.

Review the status of your request. You can get to the Requests
for in three ways:
When you submit the request the form should appear.
From any screen, under the Help Menu option, click on
View My Requests option.
From the Navigator screen, Other -> Requests.
1. The Find Request form should open.
2. Enter parameters if you wish to select specific requests or
click on the Find button if you want to review all request.
3. The Request form should open.
You can review all of your requests at the same time, or you can
review only certain requests, based on the Request ID, phase or
status you specify. General Ledger provides detailed
information about your request, including request time, start
time, report options, priority, status and much more.
1. This is the Request (the Concurrent Manager Screen) form.
It can be refreshed to view the current status. Click on the
Refresh Data button to update the current requests.
2. The status of the request(s) is displayed and updated when
the screen is refreshed or redisplayed.
3. When the job is completed, the output (report) can be viewed
by clicking on the View Output button.
4. The log produced by the request (useful if errors are
encountered), can be seen by clicking on the View Log
button.
FSG FINANCIAL STATEMENT GENERATOR
PURPOSE: To provide instructions how to create and run FSGs.

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INTRODUCTION: Financial Statement Generator (FSG) is a powerful report building tool for Oracle General
Ledger.
With FSG, you can:
Generate financial reports, such as income statements and balance sheets, based upon data in
your general ledger across a ledger set or a ledger.
Generate presentation quality financial reports with XML Publisher so that you can have more
control with report formatting options, including changing font characteristics, inserting
graphical images or logos, and adding color.
Define segment value security rules to restrict financial information contained in FSG report
output generated by specific users and responsibilities.
Enable definition access set security to allow specific reports or report objects to only be used,
viewed, or modified by certain users.
Define your reports with reusable report objects, making it easy to create new reports from the
components of reports you've already defined. You can also define your reports to be reusable
for different ledgers or ledger sets by specifying the ledger or ledger set at report generation time
as opposed to in the report definition.
Define your reports with reusable report objects, making it easy to create new reports from the
components of reports you've already defined.
Design custom financial reports to meet specific business needs.
Print as many reports as you need, simultaneously.
Print the same report for multiple companies, cost centers, departments, or any other segment of
your account structure, in the same report request.
Schedule reports to run automatically.
Produce ad hoc reports whenever you need them.
Print reports to tab-delimited files for easy import into client-based spreadsheet programs.
In addition, you can use the Report Wizard feature of GL Desktop Integrator to design and submit your
financial reports, as well as view the results, directly from a spreadsheet.
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Steps to create a FSG report:
1. Navigate to the Row Set form.
Reports -> Define -> RowSet
2. Double click on RowSet or click on Open button.
3. Row Set form should open.

1. Enter in the Name of the row set. Do not use the ampersand
(&) symbol in your Row Set name.
2. Enter in the Description of the row set.
3. (Optional) Select the Enable Security checkbox to apply
Definition Access Set security to your row set definition.

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Definition Access Sets are an optional security feature that
allows you to control access to your General Ledger
definitions. For example, you can prevent certain users from
viewing, making changes, or using your row set. If you do
not enable security, all users will be able to use, view, and
modify your row set.
4. Click on the Define Rows button.

1. Allocate a Line Number for this row. (Suggestion: Leave


space so that you can add additional lines in between those
you create now. ie: 10,20,30, etc.).
2. Enter a Line Item (this is what will appear on the report for
this row, ie: REVENUE).
3. Tab through Format Options and enter information where
you wish.
4. Optionally enter the Advanced and Display Options fields.
5. Click on the Account Assignments button if a detail line.
Otherwise, use down arrow key to begin a new line if
header only.

1. Select a mathematical Sign ( + or - ) to tell FSG whether to


cumulatively add or subtract the balances for each account
in the specified account range. To use this feature, each
segment in the range must be defined with a display type of
T (Total).
2. (Optional) Enter the same ledger segment value for the Low
and High ledger segment range. If you do not enter a ledger
or ledger set, FSG uses the ledger or ledger set you specify
at run time
3. Enter the range of values of the accounts to include. Note:
To specify just one account rather than a range, enter the
same account as the Low and High. If you leave an account
segment blank, FSG will process all values for that segment.
4. Enter a Display type for each account segment.
Note: You must use a display type of T (Total) for each segment
if you assign: A ledger/ledger set or accounts to a column.
Note: FSG does not support expanding across a ledger set
within a single column. If you want to report on a ledger set
across columns, you must explicitly specify the ledger or
reporting currency to report on in each column. Note: FSG does
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column. If you want to report on a ledger set across columns,
you must explicitly specify the ledger or reporting currency to
report on in each column.
5. Check the Summary checkbox if you want to report only
summary balances for the accounts in the specified range.
6. Select an Activity type (Dr, Cr or Net) to specify the types of
balances to use for the accounts in each account range. For
example, enter Dr or Cr if you want to define a cash flow
report or a statement of changes in financial position. For
these types of reports, you may need separate rows or
columns for debit and credit amounts.
7. Click on Action Save from the pull down menu or the Save
button on the toolbar.
8. When you want a calculated line, you have to click on the
Calculations button.

1. Navigate to the Column Set form.


Reports -> Define -> ColumnSet
2. Double click on ColumnSet or click on Open button.
3. Column Set form should open.

1.
2.
3.
4.

Enter in the Name of the column set.


Enter in the Description of the column set.
(Optional) Enter an Override Segment.
(Optional) Select the Enable Security checkbox to apply
Definition Access Set security to your column set definition.
Definition Access Sets are an optional security feature that
enables you to control access to your General Ledger
definitions. For example, you can prevent certain users from
viewing, making changes, or using your column set. If you
do not enable security, all users will be able to use, view,
and modify your column
5. Click on the Define Columns button.

1. Enter a Position for this column to appear on the page.


2. Enter a Sequence number if required to be used in the
calculations.
3. Enter a Format Mask.

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4. Enter a Factor if required (LOV).
5. Enter an Amount Type (LOV).
6. Enter the Currency (LOV).
7. Enter a Offset (period) if required for this column (eg 1
means 1 period before the period the report is being fun
for).
8. Enter any Advanced or Display Options as required.
9. You may also enter calculations or accounts assigned to
columns, if required.
9. When complete, click on Action Save from the pull down
menu or the Save button on the toolbar.

1. To create your report and to assign it the row set and


column set, Navigate to the Report form.
Reports -> Define -> Report
2. Double click on Report or click on Open button.
3. Define Financial Report form should open.

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1. Enter in the Name of the report.
2. Enter in the Title of the report. The report title is what FSG
will print at the top of the report.
3. Enter in the Description of the report.
4. Enter the Row Set to use for the report. (LOV)
5. Enter the Column Set to use for the report. (LOV)
6. (Optional) Enter the Content Set, Row Order, and/or
Display Set to use for the report.
7. (Optional) Enter Segment Override values for the account
segments you want to override. When you enter a segment
override value, FSG produces a report for the specific value
you specify. For example, assume you have a report
definition which produces a combined assets report for four
companies. If you modify the report definition to add a
segment override for company 02, then FSG will print an
assets report for company 02 only. Note: If a segment you
override is subsequently disabled, the Segment Override
definition becomes invalid and you must redefine your
report.
8. (Optional) Enter a default Currency for the report. FSG
uses this currency only for those rows and columns to
which you did not assign a currency when you defined row
and column sets.
9. (Optional) Select a Rounding Option to use for calculations
in the report (LOV).
Calculate Then Round: FSG performs calculations before
any rounding.
Round Then Calculate: FSG rounds values before they
are used in calculations.
10. (Optional) Select a Level of Detail for the report. There are
three options, which correspond to the levels of detail you
can assign to rows and columns. If you specify a level of
detail for your report, FSG will only print those rows and
columns with matching levels of detail. Note: If you do not
enter a level of detail for a report, the system will assume
the level of detail is Financial Analyst.
11. Enter an Output Option for your report:
Text: Produces a report in standard text form (no tabdelimited columns). If you download the report to a
spreadsheet, you must manually parse the report
columns. The default is Text.
Tab-Delimited: Produces a report whose columns are
delimited by tabs, making it easier to import the report
into a spreadsheet.
Spreadsheet: Produces a report designed specifically for
downloading to GL Desktop Integrator.
10. Save your work, click on Action Save from the pull down
menu or the Save button on the toolbar.

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12. Choose Run Report if you wish to run report at this time. A
dialogue box will display telling you that the transaction is
complete. Click OK.

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FINANCIAL (FSG) REPORT SUBMISSION


PURPOSE: To provide instructions for submitting financial (FSG) reports.
INTRODUCTION:. To generate FSG reports you must request that FSG run them. You can request an
individual report, all or part of a report set, or several report sets. If you request an individual report, you can
either run a predefined report or request that FSG run an ad hoc report. For ad hoc reports, you select report
objects and other report parameters during the report submission process.
When you request a predefined report, you can either run the report with the parameters you saved in the
report definition, or you can change the parameters at runtime. However, if you change the parameters at
runtime, FSG will not save them in the stored report definition. You can also re-use FSG reports and
components so that you can run them for different ledgers, ledger sets, or reporting currencies that share the
same chart of accounts by specifying the ledger parameter at run time. The ledger value you specify fills in as
the ledger parameter should this not be specified in the report definition.
You can request reports from the Run Financial Reports window or through standard request submission
(Submit Requests window). The advantage of requesting reports through standard request submission is that
you can schedule the reports to run automatically. You can also combine FSG reports with standard reports,
listings, and programs. The disadvantage is that you cannot run report sets through standard request
submission.
To publish FSG reports using XML Publisher, you must run the FSG program to generate your FSG report in
XML output and then run XML Publisher to apply the layout and formatting of a report template to your FSG
report. You can do this from the Run Financial Reports window or from the Submit Requests window. You
can also generate the XML output and publish your FSG report's XML output through the Submit Requests
window from a single submission request. After your FSG report has been published the first time, you can
republish your FSG report using a different report template to acquire a different look for the same financial
report without having to run the FSG program again to create the XML output.
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1. Navigate to the Submit Request form
Reports -> Request -> Financial
2. Double click on Financial or click on Open button.
3. Run Financial Reports form should open.
Note: You can also choose the Run Report button from the
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3.
4.
5.
6.

Choose Individual Reports from the list.


Enter the Report name. (LOV)
Enter your report parameters.
Click on the Submit button.
Click on OK button.
Submit Request should open.

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CHAPTER 6. SUBLEDGER JOURNAL IMPORT


PURPOSE: To provide instructions on how to import journals into the General Ledger.
INTRODUCTION: Use Journal Import to integrate information from other applications such as payroll,
accounts receivable, accounts payable and fixed assets with your General Ledger application. For each
accounting period, you can import accounting data from these feeder systems, then review, update and post
the journal entries.
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1. Navigate to the Import Journals form
Journals -> Import -> Run
2. Double click on Run or click on Open button.
3. Import Journals form should open.

1. Enter the Source from which you want Journal Import to


create journal entries (LOV)
2. Select Ledger from the LOV
3. You can import data for the same or different sources in
parallel by specifying a unique Group ID for each request.
General Ledger imports data with the journal entry source
and group ID combination you specify. If you do not specify
a group ID, General Ledger imports data from the specified
journal entry source with no corresponding group ID.
4. Define the Journal Import Run Options.
5. select an option for Import Descriptive Flexfields .
6. Enter a Date Range to have General Ledger import only
journals with accounting dates in that range. If you do not
specify a date range, General Ledger imports all journals
data.
7. Click Import to submit a concurrent process to import
journals. General Ledger names the resulting batch as
follows: <REFERENCE1> <Source> <Request ID>: <Actual
Flag> <Group ID>; for example, 587-C Payables 18944: A
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1. Review the Journal Import Execution Report to determine
the number of errors in the import data, and how to correct
any Journal Import errors.
2. If you have only a few Journal Import errors, correct the
errors from the Correct Journal Import Data widow, then
rerun Journal Import on the corrected data.
3. If the number of Journal Import errors is high, delete all of
the import data for your journal entry source and group ID.
Correct the errors then repopulate the GL_INTERFACE
table before rerunning Journal Import.
4. Post the journal.

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CHAPTER 7. SEGMENT VALUES


MAINTAINING ACCOUNTING FLEXFIELD SEGMENT VALUES
PURPOSE: To provide instructions on how to add/change/disable segment values of the accounting
flexfield.
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PROCEDURAL STEPS
1. Navigate to the Find Key Flexfield Segment form
Setup -> Financials -> Flexfields -> Key -> Values
2. Double click on Values or click on Open button.
3. Find Key Flexfield Segment form should open.

1. Enter Application = Oracle General Ledger or use LOV to


select that option.
2. Use LOV to default in the Title.
3. Use LOV to default in the Structure.
4. Use LOV to select the segment (company, account,
department, or product line) which you want to maintain.
5. Enter in Value of segment if applicable.
6. Click on Find to bring up all values or selected values.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

To edit or disable a value, click on the value.


Edit or disable value.
To add a value, click on value line.
Click on Add button on toolbar (Green Plus box).
Enter data.
Save your work, click on Action Save from the pull down
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CHAPTER 8. GL PERIOD OPEN/CLOSE


OPEN/CLOSE/REOPEN GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTING PERIODS
PURPOSE: To provide instructions on opening, closing, and reopening General Ledger accounting periods.
INTRODUCTION: Open and close accounting periods to control journal entry and journal posting, as well as
compute period- and year-end actual and budget account balances for reporting.
Accounting periods can have one of the following statuses:
Open: Journal entry and posting allowed.
Closed: Journal entry and posting not allowed until accounting period is reopened. Reporting
and inquiry allowed.
Permanently Closed: Journal entry and posting not allowed. You cannot change this period
status. Reporting and inquiry allowed.
Never Opened: Journal entry and posting are not allowed. General Ledger assigns this status to
any period preceding the first period ever opened in your calendar, or to any period that has
been defined, but is not yet future-enterable. You cannot change this period status.
Future-Entry: Journal entry is allowed, but posting is not. Your period is not yet open, but falls
within the range of future-enterable periods you designated in the Set of Books window. You
cannot change this period status without using the concurrent process to open the period.
You can open new accounting periods, close accounting periods, and reopen closed accounting periods.
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OPEN GENERAL LEDGER PERIOD:
1. Navigate to the Open and Close Periods form.
Setup -> Open/Close
2. Double click on Open/Close or click on Open button.
3. The Find Periods window appears

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1. Choose a Ledger from the list of values.
2. Choose the Period Status of the periods you want to find.
Any is the default to indicate any period status.
3. (Optional) Specify a Period, Fiscal Years, or Period Number
to find specific periods for the ledger. If you leave these
fields blank, all periods are retrieved.
4. Select Find.

1. General Ledger displays the Latest Open accounting period.


Note that while a period may be the most recently opened
accounting period, this period may have a current status of
closed.
2. Click on Open Period.
Suggestion: Although you can have several open
accounting periods, to maximize the efficiency of the
General Ledger posting process, as well as to minimize the
possibility of user error, limit the number of accounting
periods that are open at one time.
Note: If you open the first period of a new fiscal year,
General Ledger automatically updates the Retained
Earnings account.
3. A window with fields , ledger and Target Period will
appear.
4. Give the value for the Target Period and click open.
5. Decision form will appear to continue the open period
process.

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1. Click on the Yes if you wish to continue the process. If you


want to terminate the process, click on No. General Ledger
calculates the ending account balances for the current
period, and launches a concurrent process to open the next
period. The current period remains Open.
2. If you selected Yes, a note box will appear with your
concurrent ID assigned. If No selected, you will be returned
to the Open and Close Periods form.

1. Click on OK and the next period will be opened after the


concurrent process is completed.

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CLOSE GENERAL LEDGER PERIOD:
1. Navigate to the Open and Close Periods form.
Setup -> Open/Close
2. Double click on Open/Close or click on Open button.
3. The Find Periods window appears.

1. Choose a Ledger from the list of values.


2. Choose the Period Status of the periods you want to find.
Any is the default to indicate any period status.
3. (Optional) Specify a Period, Fiscal Years, or Period Number
to find specific periods for the ledger. If you leave these
fields blank, all periods are retrieved.
4. Select Find.
1. General Ledger displays all accounting periods defined for
the calendar
2. Select the open period that you want to close by clicking on
the Period or arrowing to the appropriate Period.
3. Enter a new Status for the period using the LOV.
Enter Closed to prevent entering or posting journals to
that period. You can reopen a closed period at any time.
Enter Permanently Closed to prevent entering or
posting journals to that period. You cannot reopen a
permanently closed period.
4. Save your work, click on Action Save from the pull down
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REOPEN GENERAL LEDGER PERIOD:
1. Navigate to the Open and Close Periods form.
Setup -> Open/Close
2. Double click on Open/Close or click on Open button.
3. The Find Periods window appears

1. Choose a Ledger from the list of values.


2. Choose the Period Status of the periods you want to find.
Any is the default to indicate any period status.
3. (Optional) Specify a Period, Fiscal Years, or Period Number
to find specific periods for the ledger. If you leave these
fields blank, all periods are retrieved.
4. Select Find.
1. General Ledger displays all accounting periods defined for
the calendar.
2. Select the closed period that you want to reopen by clicking
on the Period or arrowing to the appropriate Period.
General Ledger displays all accounting periods defined for
the calendar
3. Enter a Open for Status for the period using the LOV. You
can reopen any closed period that is not permanently
closed.
4. Save your work, click on Action Save from the pull down
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CHAPTER 9. CLOSE PROCEDURES


GENERAL LEDGER MONTH-END CLOSE PROCEDURE
PURPOSE: To provide instructions for closing the month-end General Ledger accounting period.
INTRODUCTION: General Ledger should be the last to close, after all feeder systems have transmitted their
final entries for the accounting month. However, you will go ahead and open the period for the next month
while leaving the current month open.
PRE-CLOSE STEPS:
1. Reverse any accrual type journal entries from the previous period, and post reversals. Each journal entry
can be flagged to reverse, and if so flagged, the user can specify the period in which it should be
reversed. Typically, the reversal is done one period after it is initially posted.
2. Enter final manual journal entries, such as accruals and adjustments and post.
3. Run Journal Import to load journal entries from feeder systems. Review these transactions using on-line
journal inquiry and then post.
4. Generate journal entries for any Recurring journals. Review these transactions using on-line journal
inquiry and then post.
5. Generate journal entries for any Allocation journals. Review these transactions using on-line journal
inquiry and then post.
6. Verify that feeder systems have been closed and all transactions have been imported into Oracle General
Ledger.
7. Review any desired balances using the online account/summary inquiries. Also run any standard
General Ledger reports or FSGs. A list of inquiries and reports to run include:

Journal Inquiry of Journal Listings such as the Journal Entry Report


Account Inquiry or Account Analysis Report.
Trial Balances Detail or Summary
Pre-Close FSGs Balance Sheet and Income Statement

FINAL CLOSING STEPS:


1. Navigate to the Journals Post form, verify that there are no more journal entries to post for the period you
are about to close. If there are journal entries remaining to be posted, you must post them before closing.
2. Close the accounting period in Oracle General Ledger. Select the status Close. You may reopen the
period if needed to do any adjustments that might be found during the reconciliation process. Period
should be closed prior to reconciling to assure that no more illegal entries can be passed through
without knowledge.
3. Run desired General Ledger month-end reports.
4. Balance General Ledger to each feeder system using GL reports and feeder system reports. If any error(s)
are detected, and additional GL entries need to be posted, Open the period again, process the entries,
then Close.