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Month-End Closing Schedule

July 5, 2017

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 2018.

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 - 08/07/2017 08/08/2017
August 07/27/2017 09/07/2017 09/08/2017
September 08/29/2017 10/05/2017 10/06/2017
October 09/27/2017 11/07/2017 11/08/2017
November 10/27/2017 12/07/2017 12/08/2017
December 11/28/2017 01/05/2018 01/08/2018
January 12/27/2017 02/07/2018 02/08/2018
February 01/29/2018 03/07/2018 03/08/2018
March 02/26/2018 04/06/2018 04/09/2018
April 03/28/2018 05/07/2018 05/08/2018
May 04/26/2018 06/07/2018 06/08/2018
June 05/29/2018 07/03/2018 07/04/2018 **
* All entries must be edited, budget checked and posted by 4:00 pm.
** Estimated date for Preliminary Close.

Contact Information

Phone Number:

Main: (804) 225-3038
Fax: (804) 371-8587

Street Address:

Department of Accounts
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street,
2nd Floor
Richmond VA 23219-3638

Mailing Address:

Department of Accounts
PO Box 1971
Richmond VA 23218-1971


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