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Author's profile photo Anthony Santoro

Clarifying the AD Accruals and Reversals Journal Entry Type

Ordinarily, when rolling out and documenting new product features, you’ll typically create some sort of a “foreseeable issues” list and address these issues to ensure as seamless a rollout as possible, particularly if the new features mean that users have a new way to do things and need to learn how that new way benefits them.


And sometimes you need to go back after the fact and clarify. Recently, we’ve become aware of just such a need to clarify important information based on external and internal customer feedback related to accruals postings in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


Here’s the basic overview: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1802 introduced journal entry type AD, a new accruals posting journal entry type. 1802 also marked the announcement that the Enter Accrual/Deferral Journal Entry (FBS1) and Reverse Accrual/Deferral Journal Entry (F.81) apps were no longer supported and would be deleted with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1808.


Well, we’re coming up on the release of CE1808, and it’s become clear to us that we need to do a better job of making this new method more widely known.


So here’s how it works:



So there you have it. And as always, if you have any further questions or need further clarification about accruals and deferrals, please let us know and we’ll see how we can help.


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      Author's profile photo Swaminathan Jambunathan
      Swaminathan Jambunathan

      Hello Anthony,

      Just to let know that the video link is not directly taking to the required place. Instead only a page opens. Could you please guide how to select and play this video.




      Author's profile photo Swaminathan Jambunathan
      Swaminathan Jambunathan


      Probably I am missing out something.

      BR / Swami

      Author's profile photo Henrike Groetecke
      Henrike Groetecke


      Please access the video using the following link:

      Link to video

      Author's profile photo Mynyna Chau
      Mynyna Chau

      Hi Henrike,

      I processed your moderation alert and tried to update the video link with no success. Let's wait for Anthony to get back and update it.

      Best regards,

      Mynyna (SAP Community moderator)

      Author's profile photo Joshua Grant
      Joshua Grant

      Hi Anthony,

      Is it possible to specify the reversal date in the 'upload general journal entry' template? Using F.81 (or other) you could have the job run in SAP to reverse the journal entry. This would reduce the process from two steps to one.

      The process as performed in the Youtube video is almost a step backwards from an efficiency standpoint.