2018 Fiscal Year End Deadlines

May 31st, 2018

Loyola Community,

Loyola’s Fiscal Year-end of June 30, 2018 is rapidly approaching! Please review the important year-end deadlines below.

Why is the Fiscal Year-end so important?

The University is required to prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The financial statements provide an overview of the financial position of LUC as of June 30th, therefore it is critical that all revenues and expenses that relate to the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) are captured.

Year-End Information Presentation

The Financial Services Division held information sessions to review year-end deadlines and processes. Additional information along with examples of the processes and deadlines noted below are contained in the presentation. Please review them at your earliest convenience. The presentations can be found at: http://blogs.luc.edu/finance/2018/04/30/year-end-information-sessions/.

Fiscal Year-End Expenses

 Departments should ensure that all invoices for goods received or services rendered during FY18 are reflected in the FY18 financials.

Accounts Payable

  • Check Requisitions and Expense Reimbursements for activity related to May 2018 and prior must be received electronically by Accounts Payable (AP) (accounts-payables@luc.edu) by no later than Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. for all expenditures including operating, gift/grant accounting unit requests.
  • Check Requisitions and Expense Reimbursements for June activity must be received by AP (accounts-payables@luc.edu) by Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5pm for all expenditures including operating, gift/grant accounting unit requests. Any requests received after Friday June 29, 2018 will be paid in FY2019.

Expense Accruals

  • Every effort should be made to notify Accounts Payable in a timely manner regarding FY18 invoices received after June 30th so that all expenses are appropriately accrued for.
  •  Expenses incurred prior to June 30th must be accrued and charged to your FY 2018 budget even if you have not received an invoice by the dates above.
  • If you DO NOT have an FY18 invoice to submit a check requisition by July 3rd, 2018, submit an expense accrual form to General Accounting (accounting@luc.edu) to set up an expense accrual, documentation to support the accrual will be needed. Use the “Year End Accrual Form/Expense Accrual” found under the General Accounting Forms: https://www.luc.edu/finance/forms.shtml#d.en.103630

Purchasing: Purchase Orders

  • Invoices received by departments for items ordered using a purchase order should be sent immediately to Accounts Payable for payment processing.
  • Purchase orders that have not been paid, but have a receipt processed against the order in the Lawson system (“received, not invoiced”) by June 30th will be accrued as an expense in FY 2018.
  • Please make sure that all items that have been physically received are also recorded as “received” in the purchasing system by June 30th.
  • Purchase orders must be physically received on Dock 8 by 4:30pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 for the Health Sciences Campus. Lakeside and Water Tower campus items received by a department must be substantiated with the signed PO to purchasing by no later than June 30, 2018.
  • There will be no exceptions made for items in transit or back ordered even if the order has been placed prior to June 30th, therefore, please plan accordingly and place all orders as soon as possible.

Procurement Card

  • Procard transactions must be posted to PNC Active Pay by no later than Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to be applied to the FY18 budget as this is the end of the June billing cycle. The “posted” date is not the transaction date, so please plan on making all FY18 transactions as soon as possible.
  •  Please use account code 1810 (Prepaid expenses) in active Pay for any purchases on your procard that relate to FY19 services/expenses. (Examples include: Airfare, hotel deposits, conference registrations, etc.)

Payroll Adjustments

  • General Accounting Payroll Adjustments: To transfer salary expenses between Operating or Endowment Accounting Units (excluding Gift or Grant AU’s), please submit a completed Salary Transfer Request Form to General Accounting (send to cfraczkowski@luc.edu) by no later than Wednesday, June 20, 2018. No salary corrections will be processed for FY18 after this date.
  • Sponsored Program Accounting Payroll Adjustments

For Salary transfers involving Gift, Grant, or 103XXX/104XXX AU’s, please refer to Sponsored Program Accounting’s Year-End deadlines here:

https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/sponsoredprogramaccounting/pdfs/SPA%20Year%20End%20Deadlines_2018.pdf

Petty Cash

  • Departments with Petty Cash accounts must reconcile their accounts prior to year-end so that FY18 expenditures are recognized. A reminder from General Accounting will be sent out the week of June 11th.

Cash Management

Repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s

  • Repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s that need to be processed in Fiscal Year 2018, must be sent electronically to the Treasurer’s Office at Cashmgmt@luc.edu by Thursday June 28, 2018 at 12pm. These transactions will be processed on June 28th and clear Loyola’s bank account on June 29, 2018.
    • Any repetitive EFT’s/ACH’s that come in after 12 pm on June 28, 2018 will be processed on June 29th and clear Loyola’s bank account on July 2, 2018 and these transactions will be recorded in Fiscal Year 2019.

Non-Repetitive Wire Transfers

  • Non-Repetitive Wire Transfers that need to be processed in Fiscal Year 2018, must be sent in with all supporting documentation to the Treasurer’s Office at Cashmgmt@luc.edu by Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 12pm.  If any documentation is missing or has incomplete banking information, it will not be processed and it will be returned to you for additional information and will then be processed in Fiscal Year 2019.

Fiscal Year-End Revenue

  • Revenue Deferral: Revenue received/deposited prior to June 30th for programs being held in FY2019 must be deferred to the new fiscal year.
  • Revenue Receivable: Any revenues not received by June 30th that relate to services provided by the University in Fiscal Year 2018 should have a revenue receivable set up.

Credit Card Deposits

  • Credit Card transactions should be deposited with the Bursar’s office as soon as possible for any activity that relates to May and June. Please do NOT combine May and June deposits together.
    • Credit card refunds should be sent to General Accounting to accounting@luc.edu with the supporting documentation showing the initial charge to the credit card and then the refund processed.
    •  Please check your Accounting Units as soon as possible to verify that all your credit card revenue has been posted. If you believe there are deposits that have not been recorded, please reach out to Michael Steele msteele2@luc.edu immediately. Credit card activity for FY18 needs to be deposited in June, otherwise you may forfeit that revenue. If you do not make a credit card deposit, your AU will NOT reflect the revenue.
  • All University deposits for FY18 should be taken to the Bursar’s office by no later than June 29th, 2018 by 12pm to ensure they are recorded for FY18. If you are unable to deliver FY18 deposits to the bursar by this date, you must set up a receivable for that revenue.
  •  Contact Maria Araque at maraque@luc.edu or Megan Basso at mfriedberg@luc.edu by no later than Thursday, July 5th, 2018 if you have questions on setting up a revenue deferral or receivable.
  •  Year-End Revenue Deferral/Receivable forms and instructions can be found under the General Accounting Forms under “Year End Accrual Form” https://www.luc.edu/finance/forms.shtml#d.en.103630

Year-end Gift Revenue

  • Any checks received by June 30th should be forwarded to Gift Processing immediately so they can be entered in Advance and accrued as gift revenue for FY18.

If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please contact the appropriate department.

The entire Financial Services team appreciates your efforts and we look forward to a successful and efficient year-end close!

The Financial Services Division

 

Year End Information Sessions

April 30th, 2018

On April 26th and April 30th, 2018 the Financial Services Division held information sessions for University employees at the HSD and WTC to review year-end deadlines and processes. If you were unable to attend, please review the PDF of the presentations provided below to familiarize yourself with these key year-end highlights.

HSD Presentation

WTC Presentation

IRS Releases 2018 Form W-4

March 5th, 2018

IRS Releases 2018 Form W-4. The IRS has issued the 2018 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, which is available on the APA website. The certificate the employee completes has not changed, but the instructions and worksheets have been updated to reflect changes in tax law.

IRS Launches New Calculator for ‘Paycheck Checkup.’ Employees are encouraged to use the new withholding calculator to determine whether they need to revise their federal income tax withholdings. If a revision is necessary, you may submit a revised W-4 to Human Resources.

 

 

2017 W-2’s

January 31st, 2018

Paper W-2’s

  1. W-2 statements were mailed on Wednesday, January 31st to employees who did not opt-in for the electronic version of the W-2 or who are no longer active employees.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery via the USPS.
  2.  We will not be processing any W-2 reprints until Monday, February 12th.
  3. If you do not receive your W-2 by February 12th, you may fill out, sign, and email back a completed W-2 request form, which is available on our webpage.  Once we have the form, we will work on processing a W-2 reprint within 5-7 business days.

Electronic W-2 Option

  1. Electronic W-2’s were published online on Tuesday, January 30th. If you are still an active employee, you can view and print a copy of your W-2 electronically while connected to the Loyola network.  All you need to do is give your consent to receive the W-2 electronically by following the steps found here.
  2. Opting in will give you access to your 2017 W-2 electronically.  It will also give you access to other recent year W-2’s.  Additional information regarding electronic W-2’s may be found here.
  3. If you opted in to have your W-2 submitted electronically to Turbo Tax, your W-2 will be sent to Turbo Tax by Wednesday, February 1st.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: If you are no longer an active Loyola employee and you previously signed up for electronic delivery, a paper copy of your W-2 has been mailed to the address on file with Human Resources.

For help understanding your W-2, please visit https://www.luc.edu/finance/understandingyourw-2/

For further information, please visit our main Payroll website at http://www.luc.edu/finance/payroll.shtml

Best Wishes,

Kronos Help Desk / Payroll Services

Tax Reform Legislation Will Affect Payroll

January 12th, 2018

On December 22, President Trump signed H.R. 1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law. The legislation, which marks the most sweeping tax changes in 30 years, will affect payroll professionals by changing the taxability of two fringe benefits and affecting income tax withholding in 2018 and beyond.

The IRS recently released the new tax withholding tables that reflect the new tax rates for individuals. Lawson has been updated to include these new tax tables. As a result, you may see a change in your paycheck beginning on February 9 for bi-weekly employees and February 15 for monthly employees.

No action is required by employees as a result of this change. We will use the W-4 forms already on file to adjust your withholding to reflect the tax changes. However, employees may update their withholding elections at any time by submitting a new Federal W-4 form to Human Resources.

In addition to the income tax withholding changes, there are some fringe benefit changes related to qualified moving expenses. Through 2017, the Internal Revenue Code provides an exclusion from employees’ income for qualified moving expense payments and reimbursements made by employers. This fringe benefit will be suspended, except for military-related moving expenses, for tax years 2018 through 2025.

Please visit the IRS FAQ site for additional information.

2017 Year End Reminders

January 5th, 2018

As the 2017 calendar year ends, please keep in mind the following important reminders.

Personal Information Review

Don’t forget to double check your personal information for your W-2! Using your most recent pay stub in Employee Self Service, please review your name, address and last 4 digits of your SSN.  If anything needs to be updated, please use the following forms.

Tax Withholding Review

Now is also a good time to do a personal review of your Federal and State tax withholdings. You can view your current elections using Payment Modeling in Employee Self Service.

To make any changes in your elections, use the following W-4 forms and submit to Human Resources.

W-2 Information

If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up to receive your W-2 electronically. Read about the benefits of receiving your W-2 electronically and find step-by-step instructions for how to sign-up by following the link below:

http://www.luc.edu/finance/w-2consent/#d.en.296649

2017 W-2’s will be issued by the IRS deadline of January 31, 2018. If you do not elect to receive your W-2 electronically, or you are no longer an active employees, your W-2 will be mailed to the address on file with Human Resources.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery via the USPS.

We will not be processing any W-2 reprints until Monday, February 12th. If you do not receive your W-2 by February 12th, you may fill out, sign, and email back a completed W-2 request form, which is available on our webpage.  Once we have the form, we will work on processing a W-2 reprint within 5-7 business days.

 

FY 2017 Year End Information

April 27th, 2017

On April 24, 2017 the Financial Services Division held an information session for University employees to review year-end deadlines and processes. If you were unable to attend, please review the PDF of the presentation provided below to familiarize yourself with these key year-end highlights.

Year End Information Session Presentation

The presenters from the General Accounting and Accounts Payable department have provided some additional notes to accompany the presentation materials. Please review these notes as they may provide some helpful tips for year end.

Accounts Payable FY17 Year End Notes

General Accounting FY17 Year End Notes

The Year End Accrual Form instructions and examples can be found under “General Accounting Forms” at the Financial Services Online Forms webpage.

2016 W-2s

January 17th, 2017

Money

Paper W-2’s

  1. W-2 statements were mailed on Tuesday, January 31st to employees who did not opt-in for the electronic version of the W-2 or who are no longer active employees.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery via the USPS.
  2.  We will not be processing any W-2 reprints until Monday, February 13th.
  3. If you do not receive your W-2 by February 13th, you may fill out, sign, and email back a completed W-2 request form, which is available on our webpage.  Once we have the form, we will work on processing a W-2 reprint within 5-7 business days.

Electronic W-2 Option

  1. If you are still an active employee, you can view and print a copy of your W-2 electronically while connected to the Loyola network.  All you need to do is give your consent to receive the W-2 electronically by following the steps found here.
  2. Opting in will give you access to your 2016 W-2 as soon as it becomes available.  It will also give you access to other recent year W-2’s.  Additional information regarding electronic W-2’s may be found here.
  3. If you opted in to have your W-2 submitted electronically to Turbo Tax, your W-2 will be sent to Turbo Tax by Tuesday, January 31st.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: If you are no longer an active Loyola employee and you previously signed up for electronic delivery, a paper copy of your W-2 has been mailed to the address on file with Human Resources.

For further information, please visit our website at http://www.luc.edu/finance/payroll.shtml

Best Wishes,

Kronos Help Desk / Payroll Services

2016 Payroll Year End Reminders

December 15th, 2016

As the 2016 year end approaches, please keep in mind the following important reminders.

Floating Holidays / Personal Days:

Remember that you have until Thursday, December 22nd to use your Floating Holiday and Personal days for 2016.  If you are unsure if you have used your days in 2016, please follow the steps below to view leave balance information:

  • Log into Employee Self Service (Must be connected to Loyola’s network to access)
  • Click Personal Information->Leave Balances
  • Click on the tabs to view your available hours.
  • Under Balance Details, click on the available time link to view the dates that you have accrued and used time.

Click here to view the 2016 & 2017 Payroll & Holiday Calendars.

Personal Information Review

Don’t forget to double check your personal information for your W-2! Using your most recent pay stub in Employee Self Service, please review your name, address and last 4 digits of your SSN.  If anything needs to be updated, please use the following forms.

Tax Withholding Review

Now is also a good time to do a personal review of your Federal and State tax withholdings for 2016. You can view your current elections using Payment Modeling in Employee Self Service.

To make any changes in your elections, use the following W-4 forms and submit to Human Resources.

Electronic W-2

If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up to receive your W-2 electronically. Read about the benefits of receiving your W-2 electronically and find step-by-step instructions for how to sign-up by following the link below:

http://www.luc.edu/finance/w-2consent/#d.en.296649

 

Kronos Upgrade & Downtime

December 1st, 2016

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Financial Services and ITS will begin upgrading the KRONOS Time Card System. The upgrade will take place between 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016. During this time, users will not be able to login to or access the Kronos application.

Financial Services and ITS requests all departmental users logoff KRONOS by 6:00 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

For those employees who swipe at KRONOS Time Clocks, they should continue to use the clocks during the downtime. The punches will be stored in the clocks and will be sent to the time cards once the system is back online.

For employees who time stamp or enter their in and out time via the web application, they should keep detailed track of all hours worked during the downtime. Managers may need to enter this time once the application is available.

Also, we are excited to announce that the new version of Kronos is Java free and compatible with all web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.)!

All of the current functionality will remain the same, such as recording your start and stop times, as well as entering your exception hours, such as Sick, Vacation, Personal or Holiday time.

Documentation and manuals are available on-line at http://www.luc.edu/finance/payroll.shtml

If there are any questions, please contact the Kronos Help Desk at ext. 5-7444 (kronoshelpdesk@luc.edu) or the ITS Help Desk at ext 8-4487  (8-4ITS) or 773 508 4487.