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Purchasing FAQ: Accruals and Accounting (Doc ID 106583.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 19, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 10.7 to 11.5.9 [Release 10.7 to 11.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

Accruals and Accounting FAQ - Release 10.7 to 11.5.9
Frequently reported how-to questions relating to product specific programs.

Questions and Answers

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Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What is the difference between 'Accrue On Receipt' and 'Accrue at Period End'?
 Why are expense items typically accrued at period-end, and why are inventory
items always accrued on receipt?
 Which Purchasing report should be used to review period-end accruals?
 Which Purchasing report should be used to review online accruals?
 After entering receipts and running the Receipt Accruals - Period-End Process, the new journals do not appear in the General Ledger. Should the transactions automatically appear in GL after performing these steps?
 How can one tell whether each journal in the general ledger is for period- end or on receipt (online) accruals?
 Does the process of reversing journals for period-end accruals occur automatically in GL?
 In Uninvoiced Receipts Report, what is the purpose of the parameter 'Accrued Receipts'?
 Records are appearing on the Uninvoiced Receipts report for expense items which have been received but not invoiced. How can these records be removed from the report and kept from accruing each month?
 A purchase order shipment was received against, then canceled. It now appears on the Uninvoiced Receipts report and accrues each month when running the Receipt Accruals - Period-End process. Why is this happening?
 What is the difference between the Accrual Reconciliation Report and the Accrual Rebuild Reconciliation Report?
 How do transactions which have subtotals of $0.00 get removed from the Accrual Reconciliation Report?
 Several transactions appear on the Accrual Reconciliation Report which were charged to the accrual account in error. Manual journal entries have already been created in GL to correct these transactions. How do these transactions now get removed from the report?

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