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2977569 - Group Reporting: Retained earnings / annual net income difference after data release


The error "Retained earnings/annual net income differ in B/S and I/S" occurs when running the Calculate Net Income task in the Data Monitor app.


SAP S/4HANA CE 2008 and higher

Reproducing the Issue

Run the Calculate Net Income task in the Data Monitor app


Incomplete mapping of operational ( G/L ) accounts to financial statement ( FS ) items


To verify whether the aforementioned cause applies, proceed as follows:

1) Run the Release Universal Journals task ( in the Data Monitor app ) in test mode, navigate to the 'Reported Financial Data (Total)' tab, create a sum for local and group currency value. If the sum unequals zero or the sum per balance sheet and/or per income statement items unequals zero, go to step 2).

2) Launch the Map FS Items with G/L Accounts app, choose the active mapping revision that is being applied in the posting period in which step 1) was performed, go to the Unmapped G/L Accounts tab page, choose Recheck Posting Data and specify the parameters ( fiscal year, period, version ) that were applied in step 1). Check the Posting Data Exists column whether data was posted in FI on unmapped G/L accounts. If yes, go to step 3).

3) In the Map FS Items with G/L Accounts, map the already posted but not yet mapped G/L accounts to FS items.

4) Run task Calculate Net Income in the Data Monitor app to see if the error no longer occurs.


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