Kansas Department of Administration

07-a-006 - Schedule of Accounting Events Relative to Fiscal Year Closing (April 9, 2007) (Revises 06-A-009)

Posted on 10/21/2021 at 12:49 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

INFORMATIONAL CIRCULAR NO. 07-A-006 (Revises 06-A-009)
DATE: April 9, 2007
SUBJECT: Closing of Fiscal Year 2007 and Opening of Fiscal Year 2008
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
A & R CONTACT: Annette Witt (785) 296-8083 (annette.witt@da.ks.gov)
Central Accounting Services Section
Steve Banning (785) 296-7059 (steve.banning@da.ks.gov)
Payroll Services Section
Lucinda Anstaett (785) 296-4151 (lucinda@treasurer.state.ks.us)
Office of the State Treasurer
APPROVAL:
SUMMARY: Schedule of Accounting Events Relative to Fiscal Year Closing

This Informational Circular provides the scheduled dates for closing fiscal year 2007 and beginning fiscal year 2008.  Additional information concerning fiscal year end closing and DA-118 List of Outstanding Obligations instructions is contained in the Division of Accounts and Reports Policy and Procedure Manual filing nos. 14,002 and 14,003.  The Policy and Procedure Manual is located at http://da.ks.gov/ar/ppm/ppm01001.htm.  Other web resources available for fiscal year end processing information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ar/yearend/default.htm.

K.S.A. 75-3002 establishes the state fiscal year as commencing on the first day of July in each year and closing on the thirtieth day of June of the succeeding year.  To allow state agencies time to process as much old year business as possible, the old year records normally remain open through the second Monday of July (PPM No. 14,002).  However, for the fiscal year 2007 closing the cutoff date will be Wednesday, July 11, 2007, to allow two additional processing days.  Between July 1 and July 11, the Statewide Accounting and Reporting System (STARS) will process old and new fiscal year business concurrently.

The workload both at your agency and the Division of Accounts and Reports is greatly increased during the fiscal year end closing period.  We ask that you use the following reminders and guidelines to help facilitate the fiscal year end processing.

SPECIAL ITEMS

  • State Treasurer cash management fees for June 2007 will probably not be billed to agencies in time for payment in FY2007 business; agencies must encumber for payment if this obligation is not paid in FY2007.
  • Budget Worksheet data from STARS will be electronically submitted to the Division of the Budget by August 10th for loading into the Budget Management System.
  • The dates provided on this document that relate to fiscal year closing and opening activities will be revised, as necessary, by the Division of Accounts and Reports. Any revisions to payroll encumbrance or other processing dates will be issued as a SHARP message to subscribers of the SHARP listserve.  After issuance, SHARP messages are also posted on the SHARP Customer Service Website at http://www.da.ks.gov/SHARP/documents/message.htm. Revisions to STARS processing dates will be posted on the STARS News screen and notice of revisions to SOKI3+ processing dates will be sent via email to all users.

SYSTEM AVAILABILITY

  • Normal hours of availability of STARS is 7AM to 5PM Monday through Friday; 24 hours on holidays and Saturdays, unless a special STARS cycle is requested; Sundays from 1PM through Monday, unless otherwise noted on the STARS News screen.
  • SHARP is available from 7AM to 6PM Monday through Friday and 1PM to 6PM Saturday and Sunday.  The cutoff for receiving SHARP interface files is 5PM.
  • SOKI3+ system is available 24 hours a day except for a maintenance period between 6PM and 7PM daily.

GENERAL ITEMS

  • FY2007 documents receive a higher processing priority than FY2008 documents during the concurrent processing period.
  • There is a two or three day period beginning the third Thursday in July during which daily transactions may not be processed.
  • Transactions characterized as emergency payments requiring immediate attention during this time should be batched separately and sent to the attention of Jo Ann Remp, Division of Accounts and Reports, Central Accounting Services Section, 900 SW Jackson, Room 351-S, Topeka, Kansas.
  • State agencies should review the May monthly reports and process the necessary corrections through the SOKI3+ journal voucher system before June 30.
  • Transaction year 2007 and 2008 documents must be batched separately.

STARS ITEMS

  • During the concurrent processing period, STARS batch sheets for FY2007 transaction year should have a batch date of “06/30/07,” an effective date of “06/30/07” and BFY of 2007.
  • During the concurrent processing period, STARS edits FY2008 transactions charged to “expenditure only” type accounts against fund level receipts (both FY2007 and FY2008).  FY2007 transactions edit only against FY2007 receipts.
  • The available cash in prior fiscal year “receipt and expenditure” type budget units will not be available to fund FY2008 expenditures until FY2007 is closed and balances carried forward.
  • In order to check balances in STARS during concurrent processing, agencies need to remember to make the appropriate selection for “prior month” (PM).
  • If your agency would like to receive reports for June business after July 1, you must ensure that a prior month (PM) report request record is entered into STARS.

SOKI3+ ITEMS

  • During the concurrent processing period, both FY2007 and FY2008 documents may be processed in the SOKI3+ system; FY2008 interfund vouchers require a BFY of 2008 for both the receipt and expenditure transactions and FY2007 interfund vouchers process as normal.  FY2008 JV documents must use a BFY of 2008 throughout.  The operator must choose the appropriate BFY when initiating a JV or receipt voucher during concurrent processing.
  • Beginning July 13th through year-end closing, agencies should not release any SOKI3+ transactions with a BFY of 2007.  Only transactions with a BFY of 2008 will be processed during this period.
  • On July 21st, after year-end processing is complete, all fiscal year 2008 SOKI3+ transactions, including encumbered expenditures can be processed and released for upload to STARS.
  • All SOKI3+ transactions not uploaded to STARS on July 12th in the final FY2007 upload will be FY2008 business; any SOKI3+ interfund receipt transactions will need to have BFY 2008 and any SOKI3+ unencumbered interfund expenditure transactions will require an encumbrance number and appropriate transaction code changes.

 

The scheduled dates for closing FY2007 and beginning FY2008 are as follows:

 

DATE                      ITEM

 

April 18       Letter sent advising agencies to prepare Real Estate Encumbrance Renewals (affected agencies only).

May 15        Letter sent requesting agencies to review outstanding encumbrances.

June 1         Agencies may begin entering on-line DA-118 transactions.

June 1         Annual review of housing, food service and other employee maintenance rates

            (DA-171).

June 15        Fiscal year 2008 valid funds tape and valid PCA tape sent to State Treasurer.

June 15        Preliminary fiscal year 2008 Central Chart of Accounts is available to agencies on the Accounts and Reports website http://da.ks.gov/ar/genacct/CoA/Default.htm.

June 22        Informational Circular to all agencies regarding fiscal year rate changes in payroll deductions and contributions.

June 22        Regents establish Payroll Clearing Fund indexes in STARS for FY2008.

June 25        Accounts and Reports, Payroll Services will insert a new row in the SHARP department budget tables effective dated June 17, 2007 which reflect a budget end date of June 16, 2008 and fiscal year of 2008.  Agencies should refrain from entering any rows with an effective-date greater than or equal to June 17, 2007 until after the FY2008 insert has been completed.

June 25        Last payroll off-cycle for fiscal year 2007.  Review any outstanding checks and process paycheck reversals prior to June 25, 2007.  Any checks issued in this off-cycle will be dated June 29, 2007 and charged to fiscal year 2007. Any supplementals or paycheck reversal/adjustment transactions entered after this date will be charged to fiscal year 2008.

June 26        Process payroll accounting transactions created for true EFT reversals and cancelled checks and encumbrances from the June 25 off-cycle.  Process payroll encumbrances for Friday, June 29 on-cycle pay date (last FY2007 on-cycle).

June 27        First payroll off-cycle for FY 2008.  Checks will be dated July 5.

June 28        Process payroll accounting transactions created for true EFT reversals and cancelled checks from the June 28 off-cycle with check date of July 2.

June 29        Liquidate payroll encumbrances for the Monday, June 25 off-cycle check date of June 29, and the on-cycle pay date of June 29.

July 1          Special STARS cycle for FY2008 appropriation transactions to be processed.

July 2          FY2008 transactions accepted for processing; beginning of concurrent processing period for final fiscal year 2007 transactions.

July 2          On-line entry of STARS expenditures against BFY2008 appropriated and limited funds.

July 2          SOKI3+ system allows FY2008 transactions beginning at 8:00 A.M.

July 2          Liquidate encumbrances for the June 27th off-cycle with check date of July 2.

July 2          State Treasurer cash management fees for June 2007 will probably not be billed to agencies in time for payment in FY2007 business; agencies must encumber for payment of this obligation if not paid in FY2007.

July 3          Process payroll accounting transactions created for true EFT reversals and cancelled checks from the July 2 off-cycle with check date of July 5.

July 3          Process payroll encumbrances for the July 2nd off-cycle.

July 5          Final FY2007 credit card receipts and credit card clearing fund fees and charges (via Paymentech, American Express and Discover Card) are processed by the State Treasurer.  All Paymentech, American Express and Discover Card transactions to this date are credited to FY2007.  All Paymentech, American Express and Discover Card transactions after this date are credited to FY2008.

July 6          DA-35 electronic files (prior period funding Payroll adjustments) must be received by 5:00 P.M.

July 6          Updates to payroll position pool definitions for FY2008 must be entered into SHARP by 6:00 P.M. in order to be reflected in the charges for the on-cycle paychecks dated July 13, 2007 (first on-cycle paychecks charged to FY2008).  Updates should be entered with an effective date of June 18, 2007.

July 11         SOKI3+ receipt documents for FY2007 must be entered by 3:00 P.M for final fiscal year 2007 receipt transactions.

July 11         Electronic transmission of FY2007 expenditure and encumbrance datasets to BDAS must occur by noon.  Supporting batched documents must be received in the Central Accounting Services Section by 5:00 P.M.

 

July 11         Central Accounting Services Section accepts final expenditure and DA-118 encumbrance batches by data set from agencies for FY2007 until 5:00 P.M.  No firm encumbrances are allowed for State General Fund.

July 11         Agencies entering STARS payment vouchers on-line (not dataset) must have final documents for fiscal year 2007 entered by 5:00 P.M.

July 11         SOKI3+ journal voucher and interfund voucher documents for FY2007 must be entered by 11:59 P.M.

July 12         Agencies entering payment vouchers on-line (not dataset) in STARS with a June effective date must have paper documents into the Central Accounting Services Section by 12:00 noon to avoid transactions being deleted from STARS.  Vouchers processed under delegated audit authority should be released by the agency by 12:00 noon.

July 12         SOKI3+ closed to agency users 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  (JV, IFV and Order Modules)

July 12         SOKI3+ open for FY2008 receipts.

 

July 12         Final FY2007 SOKI3+ upload to STARS.

July 12         SOKI3+ open for all FY2008 transactions at 3:30 P.M.

July 13         Agencies may enter DA-118's on-line (not dataset) until 5:00 P.M.  No firm encumbrances are allowed for State General Fund.

July 16         Agencies entering DA-118's on-line (not dataset) must have paper documents delivered to the Central Accounting Services Section by 12:00 noon to avoid transactions being deleted from STARS.

 

July 17         Final processing of June 2007 transactions expected; end of the concurrent processing period (STARS will be open to Central Accounting Services staff only).

July 18         Begin year end closing cycles and processing for monthly and annual reports and statements, processing of closing and opening entries and preparation of opening and closing transaction reports. (STARS available to Central Accounting Services staff only between closing cycles).

July 23         June 2007 monthly STARS reports expected to be mailed to agencies.

July 23         Resume processing of July 2007 (FY2008) transactions.  STARS re-opens.

July 25         FY2007 closing reports and FY2008 opening reports expected to be mailed to agencies.

August 31    Forms DA-82, Certification of Inventory and DA-87, Annual Capital Asset Reporting and updates to the Master List of Real Property are due in Accounts and Reports.

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