Overview of Tasks to Close Accounting Periods
Business Central does not force you to close periods, however, there are many period-end (month-end) activities that you can do. This topic provides an overview of optional processes and activities for closing periods.
Specify system-wide and user-specific posting periods.
This specifies the dates between which you allow posting. Depending on your business, you may want to allow posting at the start of the period, or toward the end. Learn more at Specify Posting Periods.
Make all necessary general ledger (G/L) adjustments.
Update and post recurring journals.
Run financial reports as follows:
- Open the Financial Reports page, then choose the Print action.
Sales and receivables
- Post all sales orders, invoices, credit memos, and return orders.
- Post all cash receipt journals.
- Update and post recurring journals related to sales and receivables.
- Reconcile accounts receivable to the general ledger.
- Run the Delete Invoiced Sales Orders batch job.
Purchases and payables
- Post all purchase orders, invoices, credit memos, and return orders.
- Post all payment journals.
- Update and post recurring journals related to purchases and payables.
- Run the Aged Accounts Payable report and reconcile accounts payable to the general ledger.
- Run the Delete Invoiced Purchase Orders batch job.
- Post all maintenance costs that have been posted through the fixed asset journals or invoices.
- Post adjustments.
- Post appreciation.
- Post depreciation.
- Update and post the recurring fixed asset journal.
- Process intercompany transactions.
Calculate and process VAT
- Complete VAT statements.