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REMINDER! September 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, September 28. 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! Employee Direct Deposit Form Submissions.  The University requires all employees to be paid by direct deposit as mandated by University Policy 1106, Direct Payroll Deposit. Changes in direct deposit authorization should be submitted to Payroll Services by the employee in person in the Payroll Services office.  This change is being made due to heightened security concerns surrounding this process.  For more information, see the September 17 memo.

NEW! Opting Out of Paper W-2s for Calendar Year 2018.  Employees can now opt-out of receiving paper W-2 forms beginning with the current 2018 calendar year.  For more information, see the September 26 memo.

NEW!  CarolinaConnect User Conference.  The registration for the October 18 conference was overwhelming and the CarolinaConnect User conference has now sold all tickets. Most sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on after the conference.

REMINDER! Requests for Interdepartmental Fees and Charges for 2019-2020.  In accordance with the Campus Interdepartmental Fees & Charges (IF&C) policies and procedures, requests for new interdepartmental fees, revisions to existing interdepartmental fees, and the elimination of such fees that will go into effect during the Fiscal Year 2019-20 must be submitted to the IF&C Committee no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.  For more information, see the August 31 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


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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