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Open Items in the closed period

Hello Everyone. I'm new to SAP. I have an issue that's been bugging me, if you could help, I would appreciate so much.

It's about the accruals G/L and Vendor accounts.

Let's say I have a minus balance on salary accruals g/l, which is due to the fact that the gross salary was posted on g/l but the payment was not done in the period. So the g/l was not cleared and now I have open items in the closed period and the balance is not zero.

Also, I have open items on vendors too as, let's say, the amount paid, but not cleared.

Opening that period and performing postings are not the option.

What can I do to post or at least clear the items in the closed period? Maybe Clear the documents with document date in the open period? Would that leave open items open? Or will they be cleared?

Also, if you suggest me something, please in a few words explain the internal audit perspective.

Thanks a lot in advance.

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  • Aug 03, 2017 at 09:07 AM


    Items are not open in a specific period; they are just open up to the date they are cleared.

    You can clear them whenever you want with a posting date in an open period.



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    Aug 03, 2017 at 06:49 PM

    Thanks Eli for the reply. I guess you are right, I am just a little concerned about the internal audit perspective as I know my organisation has one of the most strict auditors I have ever seen. That's what I'm thinking about. I guess, from financial accounting perspective, I can clear whenever I want, because the accrual must "meet" the actual, but is it correct from the governance point of view? I mean, should the salary g/l have a negative or positive balance after the specific period is closed and no further postings are allowed?

    Thanks again.

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