Month End/Year End Closing
Month End Close
Month end close is performed to finalize a snap shot of transactional activity for a period. Most processes run at month end are also run on a daily and/or weekly basis. For month end, these processes are performed for the last time for a particular month to ensure that all transactions are posted and reflected on reports. The month is officially closed when all of the month end processes are complete (including posting.)
Year End Close
Recording revenues and expenditures in the correct fiscal year is critical to the accuracy of fiscal year end reports and financial statements. However, accurate reports and statements must be balanced with the necessity to close the fiscal year and open the new fiscal year as quickly as possible.
For more detailed information regarding the FY 2013 year end close, click here; year_end_fy13_memo.pdf