what is the best practice for closing periods in GL when:
a) you have 48 open open periods
b) 22000 unposted journals (Some mass allocation, some imported from spreadsheets) varying from early as 2002.
c) no evidence that close process for Create Balance Sheet and/or Income state closing was run.
e) calendar year = fiscal calendar
I did test closing a period (jan-13) and except for a warning message of unposted journals, no issues. I am concerned that if we close the periods out of sync, it will affect closing balances and I am not sure if we have to run the Create Process (point c) concurrent reports again
sure will the closing of past periods affect your current balances, as they require
posting the open journals. And if doing so, changes are made to the balances
and balances on balance accounts of previous years are impacting opening
balance in the following year.
Apart from your situation closing oldest periods is always best practice, if one
financial year is finished, you should first close your subledgers - as a general
approach first the SCM modules (if you use some of them), then the financials
subledgers (FA, AP, AR) - and finally the GL.
As a good starting point take a look at MOS Document
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