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Please share with the ConnectCarolina Finance users in your school/division. Updates are sent on an as-needed basis.

Top Issues

NEW!  July Month-End Close:  Central offices have officially closed for the month of July.  This includes the transmission and reconciliation of all July transactions, and state approval to close the month.  KK data has been snapshotted, but reports will not be produced until after the go live with the Sourcing Actuals from the GL Update this weekend. (See the note on Changes Coming to the Financial Reports in InfoPorte below for more information.)

NEW! 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.) Friday, 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).

It is critical that journal imports with state funds are submitted on or before this date. Valid entries received past deadline, including valid entries pending departmental approval or with error status, will be deleted from the system.

Month-end close deadlines are continually updated on the Accounting Services webpage. Bookmark this page to see the latest info in between updates.

NEW! F&A Formula Allocation. The F&A Formula Allocation report is being updated to include 2018 data. The report will be posted as soon as the data is validated. This is being worked as a priority.

REMINDER! Changes Coming to the Financial Reports in InfoPorte.  As a reminder, we are making changes to the financial report in InfoPorte on Monday, August 13.  Making these report changes requires a complete outage of InfoPorte. We try to schedule outages when most people aren’t using the system. In this case it will be this weekend, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. You won’t be able to access InfoPorte reports during this time.

For more information about the changes that are coming, go to CCinfo.unc.edu/SingleSource.

REMINDER!  Coming Soon: Improved Purchasing Card Program: Procurement Services is excited to announce the redeployment of the Purchasing Card (P-Card) program. Starting August 16, the University’s P-Card community will benefit from an improved purchasing card program with more flexibility and an upgraded reconciliation tool that will offer greater functionality and efficiency to campus users.  P-Card users will receive an email with detailed information about the new system and training opportunities. For more information, see the July 30 memo.

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 http://finance.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/298/2016/09/joinbusinessmgr.pdf.

Questions

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 help.unc.edu (select ConnectCarolina > ConnectCarolina Finance > the appropriate area of concern).

Suggestions for content can be emailed to financecomm@unc.edu.

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