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NEW! July Month-End Close: Central offices have officially closed for the month of July.  This includes the transmission and reconciliation of all March transactions, and state approval to close the month.

REMINDER! August Month-End Close Deadline: Validated campus journal entries and data collect batches (journal imports) should be received by Accounting Services by close of business on  (5 p.m.) Thursday, August 31. Please remember that accounting will not receive the journal entries until the journal has been budget checked valid and has passed through all required approvals (including OSR, if necessary).

For details on month-end close procedures, see the Accounting Services webpage.  Bookmark this page to see the latest info in between updates.

NEW! PI Dashboard Coming Soon: Based on feedback from Principal Investigators across campus, a new PI Dashboard has been developed and is projected to rollout in September. The dashboard provides a “snapshot” of grant funding and expenses, including salary projections, at both the award level and the project level.  For more information, see the August 14 memo.

NEW!  Changes to the Waiver of Competition Form.  Form 708.1.2f Customer Request for a Brand/Vendor Specific Waiver of Competition has been revised to eliminate some of the signatures needed, as well as retitled to Form 1232.1.1f Customer Request for a Brand/Vendor Specific Waiver of Competition to correspond with the proper policy.  See the August 22 memo for more details.

REMINDER! Subscribing to Business Managers listserv: Finance and accounting personnel who would like to subscribe to the business managers listserv can do so by following the instructions at


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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