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  Fiscal Year Variant

Definition

The fiscal year variant contains the number of posting periods in the fiscal year and the number of special periods.

You can define a maximum of 16 posting periods for each fiscal year in the Controlling component (CO).To define the fiscal year variant, go into Customizing for Financial Accounting (FI) under Start of the navigation path Financial Accounting Global Settings Next navigation step Fiscal Year Next navigation step Maintain Fiscal Year Variant End of the navigation path .

Integration

You need to specify the fiscal year variant for each company code.

When you create a controlling area, you also need to specify the fiscal year variant. The fiscal year variants of the company code and controlling area may only differ in the number of special periods used. You need to ensure that the fiscal year variants match, in other words, they may not have a time conflict.

Example Example

You can assign a company code using a fiscal year variant with 12 posting periods and four special periods to a controlling area that has a fiscal year variant with 12 posting periods and one special period. The time frame, for example, from April 1 to March 31 in the following year, must be identical in each fiscal year variant.

However, it cannot be assigned to a controlling area with 52 posting periods for example.

End of the example.

For more information on fiscal year variants, see the SAP Library under Start of the navigation path AC Financials Next navigation step FI Financial Accounting Next navigation step General Ledger Accounting Next navigation step FI - Closing and Reporting Next navigation step Fiscal Year. End of the navigation path