General Accounting

As of June 30, the General Ledger should accurately reflect the financial results of your business activity for the fiscal year. To achieve that accuracy, the fund managers are responsible for preparing reports showing the value of inventory and the amount of accruals and deferrals of income and expense that must be recorded in the General Ledger.

To assist you in the closing process for fiscal year 2019-2020, we have attached the following information:

  1. Summary of Due Dates

    June 7th

    [ TO MAIL IN ] -- Inventory Count Notification Form

    July 3rd (10:00 AM)

    [ TO MAIL IN ] -- Form A   Physical Inventory

    [ TO MAIL IN ] -- Form B  Publication Inventory

    [ TO MAIL IN ] -- Form D  Work in Process Inventory

    July 9th (10:00 AM)

    ** July 5th (5:00 PM)
    for Sponsored
    Research Funds

    [ TO MAIL IN ] -- Form C  Materials Included in Physical Inventory but not Recorded as Expense

                           -- Form E  Accrued Expense   **For Sponsored Research funds see additional instructions below  

                           -- Form F  Deferred Expense

    [ TO MAIL IN ] -- Form G  Accrued Income

    [ TO MAIL IN ] -- Form H  Deferred Income

  2. Guidelines for Reporting Finished Inventory
  3. Guidelines for Reporting Work-in-Process Inventory
  4. Guidelines for Reporting Income and Expenditure Accruals and Deferrals
  5. List of Funds:

All of the above reports should be completed and submitted for processing by the noted deadline dates for the June PRELIMINARY ledger. Departmental transactions and adjustments will not be processed after the preliminary cutoff. The exception to this will be any individual transaction or adjustment exceeding the campus materiality limit of $25,000.

Departments will be able to submit forms via the web. All forms should be submitted electronically, especially Forms E and F, Accrued and Deferred Expenses. When forms are sent via the web, the preparer will be prompted to send them to an approver in their department. The approver will then be responsible for submitting the final report for processing, within the stated deadlines.

** To accrue expenses for sponsored research funds, please submit Form E on-line. In addition, please complete the journal justification and submit with supporting documents to ORA EFM Operations by the stated deadline. For any specific questions, please contact your respective EFM Accountant.

If you are unable to submit forms for non EFM funds electronically, please mail/messenger them to General Accounting, Wilshire Center 5th Floor, MC 143348, to the attention of the appropriate accountant, as indicated below. (For example, large inventory reports).

Due to the automation of the re-appropriation process, ledger balances in the unexpended balance and revenue account area must be zero at fiscal year end. Campus fund managers are expected to allocate all activity in these accounts for the prelim deadline.

These responsibilities are in addition to those stated in our letter dated April 11, 2019, Subject: Fiscal Close Procedures for BruinBuy users. If you have any questions about this material or are unable to open any of the attachments, please contact the accountants listed below:

Agency Funds Susan Ngo 46980
Endowment Funds Susan Ngo 46980
State Appropriations Susan Ngo 46980
General Funds David Chinniah or Amira Wahba 48259 & 40740
Local Government Paula Dion or Franchesca Kim 40373 & 40165
Federal Government Paula Dion or Franchesca Kim 40373 & 40165
Private Gifts Justin Smith 46727
General Campus and Health Science Funds within Range 60000-69999 Jennifer Chhoeung or Christine Ng 61644 & 49868
Auxiliary Enterprises Christine Ng 49868
Reserves Christine Ng 49868
Grants and Contracts Paula Dion or Franchesca Kim 40373 & 40165

Reminder: With the implementation of Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS 115) entitled Communicating Internal Control Related Matters Identified in an Audit , departments need to retain documentation, electronic or hard copy, providing proof of internal controls and their operation. Without substantiation that key controls are in operation, the auditors could identify this lack of documentation as a control deficiency and note it on their report to the Chancellor and the Regents. For your reference, SAS 112 Key Controls Documentation Sample Template is still available in the Other Accounting Guidelines on the General Accounting website.