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Balance carryforward - documentation

This program is used to carry forward the balances of the general ledger or another ledger to the new fiscal year.

The program can be run multiple times.

Generally, the balance is carried forward as follows:

  • Balance sheet accounts are transferred with all additional account assignments.
  • P&L accounts are carried forward to the retained earnings account. (ob53 defined)
  • Retained earnings account(s) have to be maintained for the P&L accounts in which all P&L account are totaled

Related content

Related Documents:

Behaviour of Retained Earnings GL Account in relation to the Balance Carry Forward

Understanding the logic of Retained Earnings account with Example

Related Notes:

SAP Note 176067 Balance carryforward: Not equal to prev year closing balance

SAP Note 402917 Balance carryforward is not correct

SAP Note 1581126  FI-SL: Carryfwd GVTR does not run as expected (analysis)


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