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    Fiscal Period Closure

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    To perform fiscal period closure, you must have the following role:
    • Fiscal Period Manager
    To close a fiscal period and move to the next fiscal period, you must run the following jobs:
    • Ledger rollover – Copy the ledgers from the closing fiscal period to the next fiscal period (see Rolling Over Ledgers)
    • PO line rollover – Copy PO lines from the closing fiscal period to the next fiscal period (see Rolling Over PO Lines)
    • Resource sharing requests rollover - Copy resource sharing transactions from the closing fiscal period to the next fiscal period (see Rolling Over Resource Sharing Requests)
    The following order types are rolled over during fiscal period closure:
    • Subscription orders
    • Standing orders
    • PO lines not fully invoiced or not fully paid by the end of the fiscal period
    • Resource sharing requests that have not yet been received
    Some parameters in the ledger can affect whether the ledger can be encumbered or handle expenditures outside of its fiscal period. See Adding a Ledger.

    Watch the videos in the Fiscal Period Closure training kit.

    Rolling Over Ledgers

    To perform a ledger rollover, you must have the following role:
    • Fiscal Period Manager
    This is the first step in the fiscal period closure process.
    As part of the fiscal period closure, the Ledger Manager runs a manual job that copies the ledger of the current fiscal period with all the summary details and allocated funds to the new fiscal period, if required. No changes to the ledger or allocations are made during this process. If the next fiscal period does not exist, Alma creates a new one, which you can then edit (see Configuring Fund and Ledger Fiscal Periods).
    If you want to change either the name or code of the ledger, ensure that you roll over the ledgers in draft.
    Rolling over ledgers is performed on the Rollover Ledgers page (Acquisitions > Advanced Tools > Rollover Ledgers).
    Rollover Ledgers Page
    The Rollover Ledgers page displays the following information for each rollover job:
    • Job ID number
    • Status
    • User that added the job
    • Time the job started
    • Time the job ended
    • Number of ledgers rolled over in the job (Number finished)
    • Number of failed rollovers in the job
    To perform a ledger rollover:
    1. On the Rollover Ledgers page (Acquisitions > Advanced Tools > Rollover Ledgers), select Add Job. The Add Job dialog box appears.
      Add Ledger Rollover Job Dialog Box
    2. Enter the job information as required. A description of the fields is provided in the following table:
      Rollover Ledgers Job Fields
      Field Description
      Create allocation Select whether you want to copy the allocated funds with their allocations to the new ledger for the new fiscal period. The options are:
      • Allocation Balance - The allocated funds are copied with their allocations to the new ledger for the new fiscal period.
      • None - No allocations are created for the new fiscal period.
      • Cash Balance - The cash balance of the ledger fund populates the allocation balance in the new fiscal period.
      • Both - The cash balance of the ledger fund and the allocated balance are both added to the allocation balance for the new fiscal period.

      If Allocation Balance or Both options are selected, the FPC factor (%) displays. Enter a value representing the increase/decrease percentage of the new allocated funds when copied from the original ledger. The FPC factor (%) is multiplied by the original allocation sum to determine the allocation amount. If Both is selected and the FPC factor is populated, the factor will be applied only to the allocation balance of the current fiscal period, not the cash balance.

      The Create allocation field does not appear if you select Delete in the Action field.
      Ledger Select whether you want to copy all the ledgers or a specific ledger from the drop-down list. Only ledgers that exist in the displayed fiscal period appear.
      Note that if you select All, all ledgers in the fiscal period are rolled over, including inactive or draft ledgers. See the Create Status field, below.
      Action Select an action:
      • Copy – Copy the ledger(s) to the new fiscal period. If the fiscal period does not exist, a new one is created.
      • Delete – Delete the ledger(s) from the new fiscal period. If the ledger does not exist, the job completes successfully. If the ledger exists, the job checks for any transactions (other than allocations). If a transaction (encumbrance or expenditure) is found, the job completes with the error Ledger <ledgerid> cannot be deleted – ledger has transactions on it.
      FPC factor (%) The increase/decrease percentage of the new allocated funds when they are copied from the source ledger. If no percentage is entered, the value defaults to 0%.
      This field appears only if you select Yes in the Create allocation field and Copy in the Action field.
      Create Status Set the status of the selected ledger(s) in the new fiscal period. Select from:
      • Draft – The new ledgers and all of their funds—including both Summary and Allocated funds—are created with the status Draft (which is operatively the same as Inactive; see information on ledger statuses).
      • Active – The new ledgers and all of their funds are created with the status Active.
      • This field does not appear if you select Delete in the Action field.
      • If you selected all ledgers in the Ledger field, all rolled over ledgers will be set to the value you select here in the new fiscal period.
      • All rolled over funds are changed to the status of the ledger, regardless of the original status of the funds.
      Copy from year The year from which to copy the ledger. Select from the current or previous fiscal period.
      Copy Notes When selected, all notes are copied to the new fiscal year.
      Copy Attachments When selected, the contents of the attachment tab are copied to the new fiscal year.
      When the new fiscal year is created, the contents of the Description field under the Summary tab is automatically copied.
    3. Select Add to roll over the ledgers. Select Add and Close to roll over the ledgers and close the dialog box. Alma runs the rollover job. The job is added to the Rollover Ledgers page and runs immediately.
    Select View in the row actions list to view details of the job. See Rollover Ledgers Job Report.
    Select Events in the row actions list to view the job events. See Viewing Job Events.

    Rolling Over PO Lines

    To perform a PO line rollover, you must have the following role:
    • Fiscal Period Manager
    This is the second step in the fiscal period closure process.
    You must run a job to copy the encumbered PO lines to the new fiscal period. During the rollover process, you can select whether you want to increase or decrease the amount of the encumbered PO line.
    Before performing a PO line rollover, you must first perform all ledger rollovers. See Rolling Over Ledgers.
    Ensure that the ensuing fiscal period exists and that the relevant funds and ledgers are active before performing a PO line rollover.
    PO line rollover is performed on all active, continuous PO lines and on active, one-time PO lines that still have an encumbrance. PO lines are updated according to the order currency. The exchange rate is recalculated according to the most recent currency rate of exchange, taken from the Exchange Rate Table.
    Rolling over PO lines is performed on the Rollover PO Lines page (Acquisitions > Advanced Tools > Rollover PO Lines).
    Rollover PO Lines Page
    The Rollover PO Lines page displays the following information for each rollover job:
    • Job ID number
    • Status
    • User that added the job
    • Time the job started
    • Time the job ended
    • Number of PO lines rolled over in the job (Number finished)
    • Number of failed rollovers in the job
    To perform a PO line rollover:
    1. On the Rollover PO Lines page, (Acquisitions > Advanced Tools > Rollover PO Lines),select Add Job. The Add Job dialog box appears.
      Add Rollover PO Lines Job Dialog Box
    2. Enter the job information as required. A description of the fields is provided in the following table.
      Rollover PO Lines Job Fields
      Field Description
      New encumbrance calculation The way to calculate the encumbrances in the new fiscal period. When working with continuous PO lines, you can base this calculation on:
      • Encumbrance – Adds all the encumbrances and moves them to the new fiscal period (plus or minus the FPC factor %). Alma then runs the dis-encumbrance on the entire expenditure.
      • Expenditure – Calculation is based on the sum of all expenditures related to the fiscal period (plus or minus the FPC factor). The encumbrance is relative for each fund. If this option is selected and the PO line does not have expenditures, calculation is instead based on encumbrance.
      Calculation for one-time PO lines is always based on Encumbrance, but the FPC factor % is not calculated.
      FPC factor (%) The increase/decrease percentage of the encumbrance when the PO lines are copied to the new fiscal period. If no percentage is entered, the value defaults to 0%.
      After the rollover job runs, the PO line fund’s local and foreign currency update according to this value.
      From year The year from which to copy the PO line. Select from the current or previous fiscal period.
      Libraries
      A library or libraries for which the PO line rollover is to take effect. If you do not select a value in this field, rollover is performed for the entire institution.
      The Include sub-unit check boxes in the dialog box are non-functional.
      PO Line You can select a single PO line. If you do not, all PO lines are rolled over.
      Check over encumbrance Whether to ensure that checking over-encumbrance rules of the fund/ledger are performed. Clear this option if you do not want over-encumbrance rules to be checked (such as for institutions whose funds do not have money because the ledger rollover runs without allocation).
      Report mode It is recommended that you select this to simulate a PO line rollover in test mode before generating a real PO line rollover. This option generates a report identifying any errors that need to be resolved. The rollover is simulated but no changes are made to the repository.
      Continuous Order Only
      Standing Order Only
      One-Time Order Only
      If none of these options are selected, or if all of them are selected, then encumbrances for all PO lines types are rolled over. Otherwise, only the selected type/types are rolled over.
    3. Select Add to roll over the PO lines. Select Add and Close to roll over the PO lines and close the dialog box. Alma runs the rollover job. The job is added to the Rollover PO Lines page and runs immediately.
    Select View in the row actions list to view details of the job. See Rollover PO Lines Job Report.
    Select Events or Report in the row actions list to view the list of job events. See Viewing Job Events.

    Rolling Over Resource Sharing Requests

    To perform a ledger rollover, you must have the following role:
    • Fiscal Period Manager
    This is the third step in the fiscal period closure process.
    You must run a job to copy the encumbered resource sharing requests to the new fiscal period. Only resource sharing requests associated with a fund may be encumbered; see Borrowing Requests Associated with Funds.
    Before performing a resource sharing request rollover, you must first perform all ledger rollovers. See Rolling Over Ledgers.
    Ensure that the ensuing fiscal period exists and that the relevant funds and ledgers are active before performing a resource sharing request rollover.
    Resource sharing request rollover is performed on all active resource sharing requests that still have an encumbrance.
    Rolling over resource sharing requests is performed on the Rollover Resource Sharing Requests page (Acquisitions > Advanced Tools > Rollover Resource Sharing Requests).
    Rollover Resource Sharing Requests List
    The Rollover Resource Sharing Requests page displays the following information for each rollover job:
    • Job ID number
    • Status
    • User that added the job
    • Time the job started
    • Time the job ended
    • Number of requests rolled over in the job (Number finished)
    • Number of failed rollovers in the job
    To perform a PO line rollover:
    1. On the Rollover Resource Sharing Requests page, (Acquisitions > Advanced Tools > Rollover Resource Sharing Requests),select Add Job. The Add Job dialog box appears.
      Rollover Resource Sharing Requests
    2. Enter the job information as required. A description of the fields is provided in the following table.
      Rollover Resource Sharing Requests Job Fields
      Field Description
      New encumbrance calculation The way to calculate the encumbrances in the new fiscal period. Currently, the only option is Encumbrance, which adds all the encumbrances and moves them to the new fiscal period.
      From year The year from which to roll over the resource sharing requests. Select from the current or previous fiscal period.
      Libraries A library or libraries for which the resource sharing request rollover is to take effect. If you do not select a value in this field, rollover is performed for the entire institution.
      Check over encumbrance Whether to ensure that checking over-encumbrance rules of the fund/ledger are performed. Clear this option if you do not want over-encumbrance rules to be checked (such as for institutions whose funds do not have money because the ledger rollover runs without allocation).
      Report mode It is recommended that you select this to simulate a resource sharing requests rollover in test mode before generating a real resource sharing requests rollover. This option generates a report identifying any errors that need to be resolved. The rollover is simulated but no changes are made to the repository.
    3. Select Add to roll over the resource sharing requests. Select Add and Close to roll over the resource sharing requests and close the dialog box. Alma runs the rollover job. The job is added to the Rollover Resource Sharing Requests page and runs immediately.
    Select View in the row actions list to view details of the job. See Rollover PO Lines Job Report.
    Select Events or Report in the row actions list to view the list of job events. See Viewing Job Events.