Clemson University’s business organization extends across a network of personnel from colleges and administrative divisions to the institutional financial area. The Fiscal Year Closing schedule is established to communicate and assist in planning processes for current fiscal year-end closing. The objective of the year-end closing process is to record all receipts/revenues and disbursements/expenditures in the proper fiscal year. An accurate fiscal year end cutoff is important for all funds, not merely state appropriated funds. Various audits, reports and financial statements require that even Sponsored Projects, Capital Projects and the University’s related organizations accurately report their transactions as of the University’s June 30 fiscal year end. Unless specifically noted, this Fiscal Year Closing Schedule applies to, not only Clemson University, but also to the Clemson University Foundation and the Clemson University Research Foundation.
Last day to receive goods or services for payment to be made against the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget.
Last day to deposit Foundation program revenues for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Noon. Last day for deposit of University gifts and revenues received during Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Post 7/15/14 payroll.
Last day for deposit of Foundation gifts for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. Gifts must be dated and postmarked no later than June 30, 2014.
Last day to enter and approve annual and sick leave taken through June 30, 2014.
Last day to enter invoices for goods and services provided by University departments no later than June 30, 2014.
Last day to enter account numbers and approvals for departmental credit card purchases made by June 30, 2014.
Last day (prior to 4:30 pm) to enter and approve all vouchers for goods and services received by June 30, 2014.
Last day (prior to 4:30 pm) to enter journal entries and final approval of corrections for transactions in Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
July 16Noon. All June errors must be cleared. Facilities and Administrative costs posted for June.
July 17 thru July 24
Central accounting staff prepares final University-level fiscal year end entries and closes FY 14. Journal entry panels available in “View” mode.
In lieu of specific date deadlines for submitting requisitions, Procurement Services has provided basic guidelines for year-end planning.
All goods and services received by June 30, 2014 will be charged to FY 2013-14. Goods and services received after June 30, 2014 will be charged to FY 2014-15. Please account for delivery times in planning.
Please plan to submit requisitions as early as possible.
Please allow three weeks from the time a finished scope of work and requisition is submitted to a Contract Officer until it is advertised.
Depending on the complexity of the bid, the entire process from advertisement to award/ intent to award will vary from two to six weeks. A simple bid for a purchase of <$100K, may be completed (from advertised to awarded) in two to three weeks. A purchase of >$100K will automatically require an additional two weeks for processing the Intent to Award period. RFP’s will depend on the availability of the evaluation team to evaluate and award the contract.
All cash receipts for Clemson University gifts and revenues to be posted in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 must be received and receipted in the Cash and Treasury Services Department by Noon, July 1, 2014. Receipts received after the deadline will be posted to Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
All cash receipts for Clemson University Foundation program revenues must be received in the Foundation Office at 155 Old Greenville Hwy by 4:30 pm on Monday, June 30th.
All cash receipts for Clemson University Research Foundation non sponsored research revenues must be received at P.O. Box 946, Clemson, SC, 29634, by 4:30 pm on Monday, June 30th.
All invoices for goods and services provided by University departments prior to June 30, 2014 must be entered no later than July 11th. All invoices entered from July 1 thru July 11 will be posted to Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Please hold all "new year" invoices until after July 11th. After July 11th, all invoices will be posted to Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Departments are encouraged to process all disbursement documents promptly in accordance with the closing guidelines. All disbursement items which are to be charged to the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget must receive final approval and budget check by 4:30 pm on Monday, July 14th. These disbursements must be for goods or services received through June 30, 2014.
Invoices for goods and services received through June 30, 2014 must be charged to Fiscal Year 2013-2014. All vouchers for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, including purchase orders, direct purchase and travel vouchers must be entered and receive final approval by 4:30 pm on Monday, July 14, 2014.
VISA Departmental Purchasing Card
All June procurement card transactions must be classified and approved as of 4:30 pm on Friday, July 11th for overnight posting to the general ledger. Any corrections or budget amendments necessary to correct procurement card posting errors must be approved by 4:30 pm on Monday, July 14th. Budget check errors resulting from corrections must be cleared by noon on Wednesday, July 16th.
No new fiscal year (July) procurement card transactions will be available for classification and approval until Thursday, July 17th.
JOURNAL ENTRIES AND CORRECTIONS
All journal entries and correction transactions for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 must be entered by 4:30 pm on Monday July 14, 2014. Budget check errors resulting from corrections must be cleared by noon on Wednesday, July 16th.
Annual and sick leave taken through the period ending June 30, 2014 must be approved and posted to the leave system by Friday, July 11, 2014.
Human Resources has detailed instructions involving fiscal year end payroll processing. These instructions may be found at the following link:
YEAR-END ACCOUNTING GUIDELINES
The following accounting guidelines should be followed during the fiscal year-end process.
Receipts deposited prior to the end of the fiscal year that are advance payments for delivery of goods and performance of services in the next fiscal year are reported as deferred revenues in the current fiscal year.
Examples: orientation fees, continuing education fees, 4-H camp fees and football season tickets.
Credits to deferred revenue accounts 24xx will be reversed in July and August of FY 2014-2015 by Accounting Services & Related Organizations staffs.
When revenues are collected for goods or services that straddle the fiscal year-end, revenues are recorded in the fiscal year in which the services are predominantly provided.
Registration fees received in May for a continuing education course to be held in July. Amounts should be deposited to deferred revenue account 2406.
Advance sales for football tickets received in April, May and June. Since football season occurs entirely in the “new” fiscal year, amounts received should be deposited to deferred revenue account 2426.
Disbursements made prior to the end of the fiscal year that are advance payment for delivery of goods and the performance of services in the next fiscal year are reported as prepaid expenses in the current fiscal year.
Examples: rent, insurance, subscriptions, airline tickets, maintenance agreements, and conference registrations.
Debits to prepaid expense accounts 13xx will be reversed in July and August of FY 2014-2015 by Accounting Services & Related Organizations staffs.
Guidelines to assist you in making a decision on whether an expense is prepaid follow:
Payment for services (contract and agreements) exceeding more than one year.
Payment of a five-year maintenance agreement. Annual contractual payments for services which straddle the fiscal year-end and the charge is incurred during the last two months of the fiscal year, May and June, and the total charge is greater than $25,000, the charge should be prorated between fiscal years.
An annual maintenance agreement is due May 1, 2014 for $36,000.
The charge should be prorated 2/12 maintenance agreement expense $6,000 and 10/12 prepaid expense $30,000.
Individual payments regardless of the amount, except annual contractual payments, for services paid in advance for the next fiscal year should be recorded as a prepaid expense.
A registration fee is paid and an airline ticket is purchased in June for a conference in July.
A good or service which is consumed during the current fiscal year (even though it is for a program which will generate revenues in the next fiscal year), and the charge cannot be refunded, should not be considered as a prepaid expense.
Printing and postage expenses incurred in June for a continuing education meeting to be presented in July should be considered current fiscal year 2013-2014 expenses.
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