Month-End Closing Schedule
July 5, 2023

TO:    Agency Fiscal Officers

FROM:    Melinda L. Pearson, Director
       General Accounting

SUBJECT: Cardinal Period Open/Close Schedule

Following is the Cardinal Period Open/Close Schedule the Department of Accounts will observe for Fiscal Year 2024.

The Period Open Date is the date the General Ledger in Cardinal will be opened to accept data for that particular period. The Pre-Period Close Date is the date files from interface agencies must be received to post in the period being closed. On the Period Close Date only on-line entries and spreadsheet journal entries can be posted in Cardinal for the period being closed. Agencies must establish their own internal cut-off to allow sufficient time for transactions to post in Cardinal by the dates established below. Please pay particular attention to the journal date being entered when two periods are open in the General Ledger module. Deposit Certificate data must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the first working day of the next month. Agencies are not required to submit Deposit Certificate documentation to DOA.

Important Cut-off Times:
  • 6:00 p.m. File transfers must be complete to be included in that night's edit.
  • 6:30 p.m. On-line data entry must be complete.
Changes to this schedule will be communicated on the Cardinal Message Board.

Period Period Open Date Pre-Period Close Date Period Close Date*
July - 08/07/2023 08/08/2023
August 07/27/2023 09/07/2023 09/08/2023
September 08/29/2023 10/05/2023 10/06/2023
October 09/27/2023 11/06/2023 11/08/2023
November 10/27/2023 12/07/2023 12/08/2023
December 11/28/2023 01/05/2024 01/08/2024
January 12/27/2023 02/07/2024 02/08/2024
February 01/29/2024 03/07/2024 03/08/2024
March 02/27/2024 04/05/2024 04/08/2024
April 03/27/2024 05/07/2024 05/08/2024
May 04/26/2024 06/06/2024 06/07/2024
June 05/29/2024 07/03/2024      07/04/2024 **
* All entries must be edited, budget checked and posted by 4:00 pm.
** Estimated date for Preliminary Close.