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REMINDER! July Month-End Close Deadline: Validated campus journal entries and data collect batches (journal imports) should be received by Accounting Services by close of business (5 p.m.) on Wednesday, July 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! FY2019 is officially closed.

NEW! P-Card Transactions: P-Card transactions approved on Friday, June 21 have not posted in a journal.  These will be posted before July month end.

NEW! Budget Loads: The Trust Roll, F&A Carry Forward and F&A Formula Allocation budget loads are now posted to budget period 2020 Commitment Control FAST Budget Ledger, as mentioned in the May 22, 2019, Plans for the FY2020 Budget Load memo. Please refer to this memo for other budget information.

NEW! June/July Billing for Airgas: June cylinder rental charges were not received in time for the July billing, so both June and July billings for Airgas will be available in August.

NEW! Historical Corrections, New TIM Admin Class:  The next TIM Administrator class will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.  For more information on the class and details on the historical corrections process, see the July 17 memo.

NEW! GSHIP 2019 Reminders: A reminder to business staff of the 2019-20 enrollment process has begun and that he fall waiver deadline is September 10, 2019.  To ensure students receive their GSHP BCBS policy ID prior to August 1, the department must enroll their RA/TA’s into GSHIP with ample time to receive their cards. For more information, see the July 23 memo.

REMINDER! Travel Allowances for July 2019 – June 2021: As of July 1, the State of North Carolina has increased subsistence by 4.6% and will remain in effect for years 2019-2021.  For updates on the new rates, see the July 8 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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