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NEW! December 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 Monday, December 23 (note the earlier time is due to the holiday break). 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!  November Month-End Close: Central offices have officially closed for the month of November.  This includes the transmission and reconciliation of all November transactions, and state approval to close the month.

NEW! Campus Deposit Deadlines for Calendar Year End: Due to the long winter holiday break, deadlines related to December 2019 month-end processing of cash, checks and electronic payments submitted through the Cashier’s Office are being adjusted.  Please note that all cash/check deposits submitted in ConnectCarolina in December 2019 must be received by

9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 to be considered a December 2019 deposit.  It is unlikely that deposits placed in campus mail late in the week ending Friday, December 20 will be processed as a December deposit.  All credit cards and electronic deposits made prior to Thursday, December 19 will be processed as normal.  See the December 9 memo for further details on transactions.

REMINDER! Opting Out of Paper W-2s: More than 8,500 employees have taken advantage of paperless W-2 forms as part of an effort to provide a more secure and sustainable distribution process.  You can still opt out of receiving a paper W-2, see the October 16 memo for details.

REMINDER! GSHIP December Notice – Important Deadlines: Students who are graduating, withdrawing, or no longer working for the University should have their GSHIP coverage terminated in ConnectCarolina before Tuesday, December 17.  New RA or TA hires should submit their paperwork by 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 4. For more information, see the November 25 memo.

REMINDER! 2020 Payroll Schedules: The 2020 payroll schedules are now available on Payroll’s website.  Dates in the Outlook HR/Payroll Deadlines calendar will be updated soon. Please note: Payroll Schedules are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please refer to the online schedules or the Outlook HR/Payroll Deadlines calendar.

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


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