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Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Closing Instructions
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** New Closing Calendar Quick Reference Guide ** (PDF Format)


The FY 2015 year-end closing schedule and deadlines are largely consistent with the prior year. Please call the Comptroller’s Department with any questions. We’d be more than happy to help!

BEN Financials Availability:

BEN Financials will be available to end users during the months of June and July for the normal operating hours, Monday through Saturday, 8AM to 8PM with the following exceptions:

Friday, June 12th, 8PM to
Monday, June 15th, 8AM
Load of FY 2016 Original Budget to BEN Financials/Warehouse
Monday, June 30th, 8PM to
Tuesday, July 1st, 12PM (estimate)
JUN-15 (12th month) closing
Wednesday, July 15th, 8PM to
Thursday, July 16th, 11AM (estimate)
Final ADJ-15 (13th month) closing

Posting Journal Entries to ADJ-15:

JUN-15 {the 12th month} will close on June 30. Only Investment services-related activities and Grants/BBR journal entries will be backposted to JUN-15. Instead, the concept of a 13th month---ADJ-15-- remains. ADJ-15 will run from July 1 to July 15. However, end users will only have direct access to ADJ-15 from July 1 to July 8.


DO’s and DON’Ts of Proper 13th Month Journal Entries posted through July 8, 2015

1. Use proper naming convention:


  • where xxxx is the user’s org, zzz is the user’s initials, mm/dd/yy is the date the batch is created and nn is the user’s sequential batch number of the day.

2. Select the period ‘ADJ-15’ from the dropdown selection {as is illustrated below for MAY-14}.

3. Enter into BEN Financials by 8PM on July 8.

4. Please call the Comptroller’s department with any questions

1. Don’t use a control total of ‘1’ on either the journal entry or batch unless you don’t want the entry to post overnight.

2. If you intend to reverse a journal entry but want to keep the original entry in FY15, mark the entry to reverse in JUL-15 not ADJ-15.


Receipt Accrual Process:

As a part of the year-end closing process, the Comptroller’s Office will run the Receipt Accrual program. This program is run annually to book an accrual entry to the general ledger to account for merchandise or services provided to the University on or before June 30, 2015, that has not yet been billed by the vendor. The program looks at each line item for all open purchase orders (POs), then compares the quantity received (input by PO Buyer) to the quantity billed (input by Accounts Payable) for each PO distribution. If the quantity received exceeds the quantity billed, the difference is multiplied by the unit price on the PO line and posted as a charge in JUN-15 to the account identified on the PO distribution. The journal (Source=COST MANAGEMENT) is then reversed in JUL-15, in anticipation of the invoice being processed in the next fiscal year. The accrual program will not include any accrual entries of less than $1,000. You still have the ability to record legitimate accrual entries below that threshold in this fiscal year by entering a manual journal entry by Wednesday, July 8. For PO receipts to be recorded as expenditures in this fiscal year, the goods/services must be received by the department and entered as a receipt in BEN Financials by Tuesday, June 30.

In order to prepare for year-end and to know what will be accrued for your school/center, you should run the 900.Uninvoiced Receipts Report (with the Minimum Extended Value parameter set to 1,000). This report allows you to review purchase order line, shipment, and distribution information for goods and services that have been receipted in BEN Financials but have not yet been billed. Details on the 900 report are available here:

Additionally, the 901.Overinvoiced Uninvoiced Receipts Report can be used to view uninvoiced receipts where the quantity already billed is greater than or equal to the quantity ordered. Uninvoiced receipts on the 901 report do not show on the 900 report and are not part of the year-end receipt accrual. The 901 report is available only in the Senior BA Reporting responsibility. Details on the 901 report are available here:

After reviewing the reports, if you need to have receipts corrected, send an e-mail to and include the:

  • Purchase Order Number
  • PO Line number
  • PO Distribution Account (only required if the line has multiple distributions)
  • PO Receipt number
  • What the Receipted Quantity should be


Salary/ Bonus Accrual Process:

Salary and/or performance bonuses earned in FY2015, but payable in FY2015 must be accrued and recorded in either the JUN-15 or ADJ-15 period, but no later than Wednesday, July 8. Both the salary and related benefit expenses should be recorded as a debit to Other Salaries expense (Object code 5141) and a credit to Accrued Payroll (Object code 2302). The fund number used should be the general unrestricted fund (000000), a special purpose fund (01xx01, 01xx02) or a center specific fund (01xx03, 01xx04). No manual accruals are to be posted to the EB Pool fund (020200).


Weekly Payroll for the Period Ending June 21, 2015:

Monday, June 15th, 5PM Supporting documents for new appointments to Personnel Records
Friday, June 19th, 5PM Additional pay forms to Payroll.
Monday, June 22nd, 3PM Time reporting data entry of positive/exception employees.
Monday, June 22nd, 3PM Payroll reallocations must be performed to be effective at FY 2015 Employee Benefit (EB) rates. Any reallocations after this date will be at the FY 2016 EB rates
Monday, June 22nd, 5PM On-line changes to the database for existing employees.

Monthly Payroll for the Period Ending June 30, 2015:

Thursday, June 18th, 5PM. Supporting documents for new appointments to Personnel Records.
Monday, June 22nd, 5PM Additional pay forms to Payroll.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 4PM Time reporting data entry for late pay, reduction in pay, and late pay approval.
Wednesday, June 24th, 5PM On-line changes to the database for existing employees.
Monday, June 22nd, 3PM Payroll reallocations must be performed to be effective at FY 2015 EB rates. Any reallocations after this date will be at the FY 2016 EB rates

Merit Increase via Penn Works:

FY 2016 salary increases can be processed on-line using Penn Works. Refer to FY 2016 Faculty/Staff Salary Increase Program Guidelines for detailed instructions (available the week of April 13)

Monday, April 20th, 12AM. Merit Increase via Penn Works opens.
Wednesday, June 10th, 11:59PM Merit Increase via Penn Works closes.

FY 2015 Payroll:

First weekly payroll for FY 2016 will be for the week ending June 28th, 2015, and payable on July 2nd, 2015.

Annual increases for weekly paid personnel will be effective for the week ending July 5th, 2015 and payable on July 10th, 2015.

Accounts Payable:

Monday, June 15th, 5PM* Final day to request Final Closing of Purchase Orders in FY 2015
Monday, June 15th, 5PM* PDA-Forms to be processed in FY 2015
Monday, June 22nd, 5PM* Purchase order invoices to be processed in FY 2015
Monday, June 22nd, 5PM* Requests to correct and reverse receipts for FY 2015
Wednesday, June 24th, 5PM.* Will Call Requests to be processed in FY 2015

* The dates listed above are the year-end processing cut-off dates for the AP Office. In order to ensure that your requests are processed before the end of the Fiscal year we are requesting you submit all forms by the dates listed. Requests submitted after these dates may still be processed before the end of the fiscal year however due to the increased volume of requests we receive during this time we cannot guarantee they will be processed.

Concur Expense Reports:

Saturday, June 27th, 5PM Final day for approved Concur Expense reports to be posted to FY 2015

Purchasing Card:

Friday, June 19th Batches that were available for reallocation from June 13- June 19 will be posted to JUN-15
Friday, June 26th Batches that were available for reallocation from June 20- June 26 will be posted to JUN-15
Friday, July 3rd Batches that were available for reallocation from June 27- July 3 will be posted to ADJ-15
Friday, July 10th Batches that were available for reallocation from July 4- July10 will be posted to JUL-15

Investment Services/GAA:

Friday, May 29th Last day to submit manual buys or liquidations of Investments to be processed in FY15

FY16 manual buys-ins or liquidations will be posted after the market value is final for ADJ-15, and will post to JUL-15 after AIF income is posted to July.
Tuesday, July 7th Last date to deliver FY15 gift and pledge documentation (must have June 30 postmark) to GAA for recording in ADJ-15

Last day to clear operating gift funds with overdrafts

Last date to record journal adjustments to gift funds
Wednesday, July 8th Posting of final TIF income distribution
Friday, July 10th Posting of final gift feeders
Monday, July 13th Final FY15 transactions posted to general ledger by GAA

Final cash/credit card journals will be completed

Posting and reconciliation of final AIF income distribution **
Tuesday, July 14th Gift and endowment overhead posts

63xxxx Unrestricted gift funds will be transferred to the designated special purpose fund by Investment Services group

No gift or endowment entries will be recorded after July 14th
August 2015 An AIF Market Value adjustment will be posted to JUN-15 in August. There will be no impact to FY16 AIF income as a result of this adjustment

Student Financial Services:

Wednesday, June 17th BRS Close
Thursday, June 18th Tuition Distribution Snapshot
Posting of Summer Prelim #2 tuition distribution
Posting of Prior terms tuition distribution
Friday, June 19th Final FY15 feed of BRS transactions to BEN Financials
Wednesday, June 24th Posting of final Spring Student Aid Distribution


Tuesday, June 30th Final JUN-15 import and posting of all feeders, except Gifts
Wednesday, July 1st First day to transmit ADJ feeders for FY15 activity
Tuesday, July 7th Last day to transmit ADJ feeders for FY15 activity

Cashiers Office:

Monday, June 29th, 3PM On-line deposit summary sheets to Cashier’s Office for processing in JUN-15
Tuesday, June 30th, 3PM On-line deposit summary sheets and bank activity to Cashier’s Office for processing in ADJ-15

BEN Assets:

Thursday, June 18th Report any in-process equipment that has been placed in service to the PMG
Monday, June 29th, 12PM All funding certifications need to be submitted to the Treasurer’s office in order to be processed into FY15. No capital funding entries will be recorded in the ADJ period.
Tuesday, June 30th Last day to enter FY15 asset retirements and retirement reversals in BEN Assets


Friday, June 12th Requests for fund sweeps and mapping changes with an effective date of July 1st should be sent to Gifts and Investment Services
Friday, June 12th Suspense account reconciliation and clean up completed – (this should include SUSP org and suspense object codes 94XX and 95XX) for suspense items recorded prior to June 12th.
Tuesday, June 30th, 8PM Last day to process all JUN-15 manual journal entries directly to the JUN-15 period.
Tuesday, July 7th Record all final Health System inter-fund transactions
Wednesday, July 8th Internal allocations, distributions and cost sharing between schools and centers posted (except UPHS interfund)
Wednesday, July 8th Final inventory adjustment and support due to Comptroller’s office

Final trade receivable adjustments

Deadline to correct receipt accrual journal entries

Deadline to post FY15 Salary/Bonus Accruals

Grant and contract overhead and revenue recognition and indirect cost will be posted
Wednesday, July 8th, 8PM Last day to process all ADJ-15 manual journal entries directly to the ADJ-15 period.
Monday, July 13th Substantiation of all asset and liability balances due to Comptroller’s office SME
Wednesday, July 15th Final closing reports to Senior Business Officer
Thursday, July 16th Final school/center closing entries recorded by Senior Business Officer and provided to Comptroller’s office to post
Friday, July 17th Signed school/center internal representation letter provided to Comptroller’s office no earlier than Friday, July 10th, but no later than Friday, July 17th

BEN Financials Closing:

Tuesday, June 30th, 8PM BEN Financials closed for JUN-15 processing
Wednesday, July 8th, 8PM BEN Financials closed for ADJ-15 processing (except for Gift and Investment related activity)
Wednesday, July 15th, 8PM BEN Financials closed for all ADJ-15 activity

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