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2601490 - Posting Date Invalid Due to Closed Accounting Period; Contact Accounting


You are trying to post a document (like a Bank statement, Bill of Exchange, new Charge Credit etc..) and you get the error message 'Posting date invalid due to closed accounting period; contact Accounting'  even though the Period is open.


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Reproducing the Issue

The issue could happen while posting any document, bank statements are used as example here:

  1. Go to the Liquidity Management work centre.
  2. Go to the Bank Statements view.
  3. Search for Bank Statement ABC (ABC represents the bank statement ID) and select it.
  4. Click the Statement ID ABC to open it and then View All.

The Bank statement is in Status In Preparation and the Consistency Status is Inconsistent.

The Statement date is DD.MM.YYYY.

The Bank Statement is for Company LMN (LMN represents the Company ID).

There is an error message: Posting date invalid due to closed accounting period; contact Accounting.

  1. Go to the General Ledger work centre.
  2. Go to the Open and Close Periods subview in the Common Tasks view.
  3. Check for Period MM for Year YYYY for Company LMN.

The Period is opened for Operational Postings and there is no Process Control block.


You are getting this error message because for this company you have already posted the Balance Carry Forward.

According to the Help Document Closing Fiscal Year: When balance carryforward is performed in the second step, the fiscal year is automatically locked against posting.

You can check this as follows:

  1. Go to the General Ledger work centre.
  2. Go to the Sets of Books and Assigned Companies subview in the Master Data view.
  3. Search and select Company LMN.
  4. Select Set of Books ID XYZ (XYZ represents the Set of Books for the Company LMN).
  5. Click the Edit Fiscal Years button.

Under General for the year YYY, the Fiscal Year Status is Not Blocked but Carry Forward and Result has been marked as posted.

The First Day Of Fiscal Year and the Last Day Of Fiscal Year has been maintained.


If you want to post the document, you have to reverse the Balance Carry Forward Run with step two and make sure that the concerned accounting period allows posting.

See Also

Refer to help document Closing Fiscal Years for more details.


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