Fiscal Calendar

 

Function

This option displays the accounting periods defined for the fiscal year within System Maintenance. Accounting periods are used throughout the General Ledger module, and are defined by the ending date that is set up for each period.

 

=> To access this task...

Select Fiscal Calendar  from the General Ledger Parameters menu.

 

GL Fiscal Calendar

Fiscal Calendar

 

About the Fields

 

To enable edits to the form select  .

 

In the Current Period field...

Display only. Displays the current accounting period.

 

In the Current Year field...

Display only. Displays the current calendar year.

 

In the Total Periods field...

Display only. Shows how many periods were set up in the Fiscal Calendar Maintenance task of the System Maintenance menu.

 

Prior Fiscal Year Closed? box...

Display only. Indicates whether the previous fiscal year has been closed.

 

Auto-adjust Feb for leap year box...

Indicates whether a period end date of February 28 will be automatically adjusted to the 29th on leap years. A period end date of February 29 is always adjusted to the 28th on non-leap years.

 

In the Period field...

Display only. Shows the number of the period.

 

In the Ends field...

Display only. Shows when the period ends as set up in the Fiscal Calendar Maintenance task of the System Maintenance menu.

 

In the Name field...

Display only. Shows the name of the period as set up in the Fiscal Calendar Maintenance task of the System Maintenance menu.

 

In the Abbr field...

Display only. Shows the abbreviated name of the period.

 

Locked boxes...

  • Mark the box to lock the period.

  • Unmark the box to unlock the period.

When running the GL Period End, this period is locked. Unlock or lock a period by changing this checkbox.

 

WARNING: Access to this field is only provided to correct errors. Great care should be taken when unlocking a period. Unlocking a period will open that period for further transactions.

 

In the Date field...

Display only. Shows the date that a period is locked.

 

When finished making entries to the fields…

  • Click Save button to save the details.

Attempting to leave unsaved changes by Close Window, the module will issue this confirmation box:

 

Save changes for this record?

 

  • Click [Yes] to save the current record and return to Parameters menu.

  • Click [No] to return to the Parameters Menu without saving the current record.

  • Click [Cancel] or the "Close Window" button to return to the current Application Parameters Screen.



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