In SAP, the GL can easily get out of balance with Profit Center Accounting (PCA). I can’t remember all of the crazy reasons that we’ve had around here, but I’ll write them down here next time it happens. We use a couple of methods to ensure that our GL balances with PCA each month.
T-code: KE5T – Compare G/L Accounts in FI with Profit Center Accounting
The KE5T t-code gives you the option to narrow your selection by: company code, fiscal year, from period – to period, and Account range. You can also use the check box to only display differences between the two ledgers.
The only trick you need know is that if you want to look at cumulative balances for balance sheet accounts, you need to start with Period: 0.
Here’s a sample of the output:
Comparing Consolidated Income Statement to Consolidated PCA Income Statement
We have an management report that shows consolidated income from PCA, breaking out various groupings of business units, including corporate overhead, distribution network, subsidiaries, and sales organizations. We compare this to our consolidated income statement that is produced for external filings each month. They should always balance. And in the end, they do!
Reasons FI and PCA get out of balance:
As I come across the reasons this occurs, I’ll start logging them here. Post a comment if you can think of any and I’ll add yours too. Thanks.