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This Finance and Accounting Update email is for Business Managers, MOU Leads, ConnectCarolina Finance Liaisons, Finance Council, Finance TIPs, Finance Campus Working Groups and Finance Division staff.  Please share with the ConnectCarolina Finance users in your school/division.

Top Issues

  • NEW! October Month-End Close: Central offices have officially closed the month of October.  This includes the transmission and reconciliation of all October transactions, and state approval to close the month.
  • NEW!  ConnectCarolina System Outages Saturday, Nov. 21:  There are two outages impacting ConnectCarolina on Saturday, Nov. 21.
    • Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4-11 a.m.: Maintenance outage affecting the Student Administration component of ConnectCarolina and the ePAR hire form for HR/Payroll as well as some services related to Onyen, PID and Guest ID.
    • Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon: Maintenance outage affecting WebTravel, P-Card, UAS, VISP, CBM and Bill Presentation, and some HR-related functionality.

    For full details, see the ConnectCarolina Information system status page. If you have questions, contact the ITS Help Desk at 919-962-4357 (HELP) or submit a ticket at

  • NEW! Clarification for Nov. 23 Lockouts:  The M05 Payroll lockout will end at Noon on Nov. 23 and the Commitment Accounting (CA) lockout will take place from 12:30-3 p.m.  As a reminder, during a CA lockout, no new ePARs can be originated or approved, and the link to the ePAR Home Page will be unavailable for both Finance and HR users.
  • REMINDER! November Month-End Close Deadline:  Validated campus journal entries and data collect batches (journal imports) should be received by Accounting Services by close of business Monday, Nov. 30. It is critical that journal imports with state funds are submitted on or before this date.

Important Reminders and Resources

  • Finance Central Links: As of Nov. 4, all links on Finance Central were removed except the UNC-Account Request, Finan$eer, and ePrint. Most of these linked tools have moved into ConnectCarolina, and the links for the systems that are staying, such as Web Travel, are now available from ConnectCarolina.  For more information, go to the legacy systems page on the website.
  • Current Issues List:  Check out the frequently updated list of Current Issues Being Worked.  This list, in the Issues/Fixes section of, contains current system issues raised via help tickets and/or testing.  For most of these, investigations into the causes and fixes are still taking place, but it can be used as a resource for users to know that the project team is aware of and working on specific system issues.
  • Reporting Requests In The Works: Check out the online tool that shows what reports campus have requested.  The list of campus-facing requested reports can now be found on this page. To find the list, go to > Reporting > In The Works.


Users should utilize the Business Systems Help Desk when they are unsure who to contact for issue resolution.  This is the fastest way to obtain assistance and allows the project team to be able to track issues to determine the scale of the impact to all users.

Users can reach the Business Systems Help Desk at 919-962-HELP or via a remedy ticket submitted online at (select ConnectCarolina > ConnectCarolina Finance > the appropriate area of concern).
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