Information on Journals Not Posted at Period End

With the May 2021 BFS upgrade, journal preparers will no longer receive the warning message “You are restricted from adding journals for this accounting period” when creating a journal after the period end cut-off date. The journals can be created and approved after the period cut-off date (and before the period is closed), and no warning will be issued. However, the journal cannot be posted using the journal lines, and will also not post to the general ledger via the nightly system batch process.

Journals that were created/approved after the cut-off but have not posted can be viewed in the UC GL WorkCenter page in BFS, see instructions below on to access this page.

Unposted journals for a previous period can be copied with a future date and submitted for approval. Please make sure to delete all outstanding journals in previous periods.

If you have any questions, please email bfs@berkeley.edu.