SAP Closing Tasks List

Browsing through the SAP discussions, I read a comment where a user summarized all tasks required for SAP Closings. I thought it is interesting to have them on hand.

These are the activities that have to be performed when doing Period End Closing:

1 Execute Report for Inter Company Activity & Journal Entries
2 Open posting period for next yr (T.Code: OB52)
3 Run Business Area’s Assignment report. (T.Code: F.50)
4 Review list of recurring journal entries (T.Code: FBD3)
5 Execute Recurring Entries for A/R, A/P, G/L (T. Code: F.14)
6 Process Parked A/R, A/P, G/L accounting documents (T.Code: FBV0)
7 Final Cutoff for the Maintenance of Fixed Asset- Add Transfer and Retire (T.Code: ABUMN)
8 Run Depreciation in Test Run and post (T.Code: AFAB)
9 Verify Display Log for Depreciation Test Run (T.Code: AFBP)
10 Capitalize AUC Assets if needed (T.Code: AIAB, AIBU)
11 Enter Payroll Data to SAP (T.Code: CAT2)
12 Verify Depreciation Balances with GL balances ( T.Code: ABST2)
13 Post Depreciation (T.Code: AFAB)
14 Execute Asset History Report, and retire assets if needed (T.Code: S_ALR_87011963, ABAVN)
15 Adjust specific depreciation areas if necessary (T.Code: ABCO)
16 Reconcile AM sub ledger with GL (T.Code: ABST2)
17 Check Bank Data (T.Code: S_P99_41000212)
18 Review AR Open Items (T.Code: FBL5N)
19 Review AP Open Items (FBL1N)
20 Execute Pending Invoices(T.Code: MRBP)
21 Clear Open Item for GRIR, freight (T.Code: F.13)
22 Reconciliation of Financial Documents and transactional figures (F.03)
23 Open new CO Posting Period: (T.Code: OKP1)
24 Compare current (cost estimates) with last current price (Moving Avg) ( T.Code: OKBH)
25 Update current cost price to material master price field (T.Code: CK11N, CK24)
26 Process Freight charges, Match SD freight to actual (T.Code: V-31)
27 Review Internal Order Postings(T.Code: OKSA) .
28 Settle All Orders (T.Code: KO88)
29 Verify All Post Goods Issue have been Invoiced (Billing Due List) (T.Code: VF04)
30 Review SD Billing Doc from prior month that have not yet been released to accounting (T.Code : F.2D)
31 Reconciliation of MM movements in Transit Intra-SAP to Non SAP
32 Reconcile PI Inventory with SAP (T.Code: MI07)
33 Perform Manual Adjustment if needed (T.Code: F-02, FB50)
34 Verify balance of the GR/IR account ( T.Code: MB5S)
35 Post Accruals and Deferrals (T.Code: FBS1)
36 Clearing of Cancelled Documents (T.Code: F-03, F-32, F-44)
37 Check Profitability Segment Adjustment (T.Code: KISR)
38 Aging Report-Reconcile GL balances with sub ledger balances AP ( T.code: FBL1N, FBL5N, FBL3N)
39 Check the check run numbers (T.Code: FCH1, FCHI)
40 Bank reconciliation Data (T.Code: FF67 & FEBA)
41 Enter Tax Journal Entry (T.Code: FB41)
42 Reconcile GL balances with sub ledger balances AR/MM/AP ( T.Code: F.03)
43 Display Balance Sheet Adjustments (T.Code: F.5F)
44 Post Balance Sheet Adjustments (T.Code: F.5E)
45 Post Foreign Currency Valuation (foreign exchange) (T.Code: F.05)
46 Check generic cost centers for posting with wrong accounts
47 Correct wrong postings on generic cost centers
48 Check Validation dates for Cost Centers, Cost Elements, CO area (T.Code: GGB0)
49 Check COGI–for both month end and year end
50 Doubtful receivables (T.Code : F104)
51 Verify In-transit Inventory
52 Reconcile PA to G/L (T.Code: KE5U)
53 Post Cost Center Assessments and Distributions (T.Code: KSU5 & KSV5)
54 Run CO-FI Reconciliation to balance (T.Code: KALC)
55 Run BW reports P&L and Balance Sheet
56 Maintain CO yr variant (T.Code: KCRQ)
57 Fiscal Yr Balance carry forward AP/AR/AM (T.Code: F.07,
58 Fiscal Yr Balance carry forward CO (T.Code: CXS1)
59 Fiscal Yr balance carry forward FI ( T.Code: F.16)
60 Fiscal Yr balance carry forward PCA (T.Code: 2KES)
61 Set Document number ranges – FI – new year (T.Code: OBH2, OBA7)
62 Set Document number ranges AP/AR – new year (OBA7)
63 Generate Financial statement Reports ( T.Code:OB58) OR (T.Code: FSE2)
64 Change Fiscal Year For Assets (T.Code: AJRW)
65 Year end Closing– Asset Accounting–final for year end (T.Code: AJAB)
66 Close CO Posting Period : (T.Code: OKP1)
67 Close Prior A/R Posting Period ( T.Code: OB52)
68 Close Prior A/P Posting Period (T.Code: OB52)
69 Close Prior MM Posting Period (T.Code: OMSY)
70 Reverse accruals and deferrals for the new month (T.Code: F.81)
71 Reconciliation of Financial Documents from old fiscal year and new fiscal year ( T.Code: FNSL)
72 Load Balances, Budget Data for Cost centers, sales
73 Update Retained Earning Account , balance carry fwd (T.Code: F.16)

If you want to perform Month End Activities then follow the below minimum activities:

1 – Foreign currency valuation
2 – Posting recurring entries
3 – Accrual and deferral entries
4 – Automatic clearing (GR/IR open item mostly)
5 – Maintain exchange rates
6 – Post depreciation for the month
7 – Withholding tax payments
8 – Run and check reports for Tax and other statutory requirements
9 -Close periods – FI as well as logistics.

The source of these steps is a Chandra’s comment in this external link.

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