22 Financial Reports

This chapter contains these topics:

22.1 Objectives

  • To produce financial reports

  • To understand the data on the reports

  • To identify which reports your organization needs

22.2 Overview

In most businesses, the accounting department or controller's office is required to produce certain financial reports on a regular basis. Typically, these reports are produced at the end of a period or fiscal year.

Working with financial reports consists of:

  • Printing simple financial reports

  • Defining and printing consolidated financial reports

  • Printing monthly spreadsheets

  • Printing analysis reports

  • Forecasting G/L cash flow

22.2.1 What Are the Features of Financial Reports?

The following describes the features of financial reports.

Feature Description
Standard reports You can use any of nine standard templates provided with the JD Edwards World software. A report template contains a fixed format for your data, and predefines such items as the number of columns, their order, and headings.
Custom reports You can create your own version using any report template. A single report version can contain amounts for individual companies or consolidated totals for several companies.

You can design additional, customized financial reports using FASTR.

Detail and summary information on your reports You can print different levels of summarization on financial reports by specifying a level of detail. You can select a fiscal period and year with a processing option, or you can use the default fiscal period defined on Set Financial Report Date.

Through AAIs, you assign the account ranges and subtotals to be used for the reports.

Security You can secure all other users from running, copying, deleting, or changing a report. Or, you can allow them to run or copy a report, but prevent them from deleting or changing it. You can set report security separately for each version of a report.

22.2.2 What Are the Sources for Financial Report Information?

Financial reports combine information from the Business Unit Master (F0006) and Account Master (F0901) in a logical join table (F1011). When you specify the data and sequence for a report, the system retrieves information from the Financial Reporting and Account Balances tables.