A major part of the year-end closing activities involves the generation of special closing-related financial transactions. Once again, the special year-end documents will be made available in the TP environment to accommodate the year-end closing activities.
Financial transactions that need to be processed after the normal June
30 month end face certain limitations and conditions (due to year-end
closing) that are discussed in this article. The year-end closing documents
will be used to process transactions during a specified period within
July and the corresponding General Ledger Entries will be posted to either
period 12 or period 13 of fiscal year (FY) 20092010, depending on
the date of approval.
Approvals of Current TP Financial Documents
The normal processing of financial documents consists of three stages: initiation, routing/approval, and final approval. A document’s corresponding ledger entries are not reflected on the general ledger or standard reports until the final approval is completed. The only way to identify unapproved financial documents is through the TP Document Search function.
Many financial documents that are initiated but not approved prior to June 30 will automatically be disapproved. To ensure that financial documents intended for the current fiscal year (2009–10) have final approval before June 30, it is important for you to identify these unapproved financial documents and to contact persons in the routing chain. [Note: Certain types of financial documents (Auxiliary Vouchers, Cash Receipt, Non-check Disbursement, PCDO, and Disbursement Vouchers) are not disapproved at year end, but upon final approval will post to whichever fiscal year is current.]
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Checking For Documents That Have Not Yet Been Approved
When the specific document number is known, perform a Document Search and open the document. Click on the "Route" button to bring up the Document Routing Log.
At the Document Routing Log, the following information is available:
- who has been notified that a document is awaiting his/her action (double-click
on the ID, under "Person," to see more information about the
- when the user was notified
- who actually took some sort of action
- when he/she took action
- the status (what kind of action has been taken, if any)
- if the user who took action was part of a workgroup
Once you have gathered the information you need from the screen, click on the "OK" button to return to the document.
When specific document numbers are not known, you may want to see a listing of all of the documents that you have initiated which have not yet been approved. This can be helpful near the end of a month as well as at the end of the fiscal year, when you need to make sure that certain entries are posted within a specific accounting period.
To do this, you will need to click on the "Search for Documents" button, tab to the "Initiator" field, and enter your user ID.
Tab to the "Status" field and enter the specific status you wish to view. A list of all documents that have been initiated by you, with the status specified, will then be provided.
The status of a document will be one of the following:
||Status of Disbursement
Vouchers that have been extracted to PDP for check/ACH disbursement
||Document in process,
but not yet approved by initiator
been ad hoc routed by initiator for approval
||Document is pending
been ad hoc routed by organization for approval
||Document is pending
fiscal officers approval
been ad hoc routed by fiscal officer for approval
||Document-specific status (appearing on Cash Receipts and Disbursement Vouchers) when document is awaiting central or campus-level approval (such as Accounts Payable or the Bursar's Office).
||Document is pending
special conditions approval
been ad hoc routed by special conditions approver
||Document is waiting
approval from Contract and Grant Administration
||The Cash Receipt document has been validated by the Bursar and will change to "A" once the Bursar Deposit is closed
To see all documents that have not yet been approved, enter the following sequence in the "Status" field:
- Press the F2 key, then the ! sign (above the number 1; you do not have to hold the shift key down) then type the letter A;
- Next press the F2 key, then the ! sign, then type C;
- And finally press the F2 key, then the ! sign, and type E.
- The entry should look like this: !A!C!E (with the exclamation point in white with a colored background – this signifies that the character ! is being used as a wild card meaning “do not include”).
This will return all documents that do not have a status of A, C, or E. In other words, you will see a list of all documents that you initiated that do not fall into the "Approved," "Canceled" or "Extracted" (in the case of the Disbursement Voucher) categories.
To see the details of any of the documents in the list, you can double-click on the document number to open the document. To see the routing log, click on the “Route” button on the document. This will help you determine what actions need to be taken to move your document to "Approved" status.
Disapproval of Outstanding Documents
Many financial documents that were initiated prior to June 30 and are not approved as of the night of June 30 will be automatically disapproved.
NOTE! The only exceptions to this automatic disapproval
process will be unapproved Auxiliary Voucher, Cash
Receipt, Non-Check Disbursement, PCDO (Procurement
Card Document), and Disbursement Voucher documents.
These financial documents will not be automatically disapproved.
If approved after June 30, they will book to FY 201011. Please note
that if a Disbursement Voucher should be posted to fiscal year 2009-2010,
the document must be fully approved by Tuesday, June 29 before 5:00 PM.
Salary transfers are not financial documents and these
are not automatically disapproved at year-end.
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Year-End (YE) Documents
Year-End closing documents are used to book a transaction to the prior
fiscal year (FY09-10) after June 30 to final closing. These documents
are clones of the existing corresponding documents, with the exception
that when users select them, they will see a warning message confirming
that they are using a year-end document, and asking if they want to continue.
The year-end documents will be included in the Financial Document and
Labor Document groups on the Enter TP Documents menu.
The year-end closing documents include the following:
|Distribution of Income/Expense
|General Error Correction
|Transfer of Funds
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Generation of the Ledger Entries
The fiscal period on the associated ledger entries for these documents will be updated with the following periods based on the date the document was approved:
|Between June 30 and First Closing
|After First Closing to Final Closing
Availability of YE Documents
- The YE documents will be made available on July 1.
- The YE documents become unavailable after final closing, and all unapproved
year-end documents will be automatically disapproved at this time.
- Like the financial documents, the year-end closing documents will
be available to any TP user.
Routing for the YE documents is different from the normal financial documents.
Routing is based on the organization of the accounts used within each
document. Specific routing entries will need to be generated for these
document types at the organization level. Organizations can initiate
a Review Hierarchy Document (via the COA Maintenance group) to set up
appropriate routing for YE documents.
YE document approval needs to be set up at the organizational level, and each specific document type has to be entered. These documents are no longer part of the document type of "All."
Any year-end document that is unapproved after the Final closing will be automatically disapproved and routed back to the initiator.
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