Working with Accounting Periods (WACP)

Purpose: Use the Accounting Periods function to define your fiscal calendar. Specifically, use this function to:

• add or maintain accounting periods and their descriptions

• assign accounting periods to a year

• indicate the start date and end date of the period

Transactions post to the accounting period in which they occur, even if your accounting department has not closed the previous accounting period.

In this chapter:

Work with Accounting Periods Screen

Create/Change/Display Accounting Period Screen

- Changing Accounting Periods

- Displaying Accounting Periods

Work with Accounting Periods Screen

How to display this screen: Select Work with Accounting Periods from a menu or enter WACP in the Fast Path field at the top of any menu.

Field

Description

Year

Year when the accounting period occurs.

Numeric, 2 positions (YY); optional.

Period

A 2-position code that represents the accounting period.

Alphanumeric, 30 positions; optional.

Desc (Description)

The description of the accounting period.

Alphanumeric, 3 positions; optional

Start

The date when the accounting period begins.

Numeric, 6 positions (in user date format); optional.

End

The date when the accounting period ends.

Numeric, 6 positions (in user date format); optional.

Note: The options on this screen function somewhat differently from other screens. See the table below for details.

Screen Option

Procedure

Create an accounting period

Select Create to advance to the Create/Change/Display Accounting Period Screen in create mode.

Change accounting period information

Select Change from the Action column on the left to advance to the Create/Change/Display Accounting Period Screen in change mode.

Delete an accounting period

Select Delete from the Action column on the left to delete an accounting period.

Display an accounting period

Select Display from the Action column on the left to advance to the Create/Change/Display Accounting Period Screen in display mode.

Create/Change/Display Accounting Period Screen

Purpose: Use this screen to create, change, or display an accounting period.

How to display this screen: Select Create at the Work with Accounting Periods Screen, or select Change or Display from the Action column on the left. See Changing Accounting Periods and Displaying Accounting Periods for information on available options in change and display modes.

Field

Description

Year

The year when the accounting period occurs.

Numeric, 2 positions (YY).

Create mode: required.

Change mode: display-only.

Period

A 2-position code that represents the accounting period.

Numeric, 2 positions.

Create mode: required.

Change mode: display-only.

Description

The description of the accounting period (e.g., JAN, FEB, Q1, Q2).

Alphanumeric, 3 positions; required.

Start date

The date the accounting period begins.

Numeric, 6 positions (in user date format); required.

End date

The date the accounting period ends.

Numeric, 6 positions (in user date format); required.

Changing Accounting Periods

To change: Select Change for an accounting period from the Action column on the left at the Work with Accounting Periods Screen to advance to the Create/Change/Display Accounting Period screen in change mode. You cannot change the year or period fields.

Displaying Accounting Periods

To display: Select Display for an accounting period from the Action column on the left at the Work with Accounting Periods Screen to advance to the Create/Change/Display Accounting Period screen in display mode. You cannot update any information.

WACP OROMS 17.0 2018 OTN