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The Master Data Concept and the Structure of the Record-to-Report Area

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Unit 1

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Explaining the Organizational Structure and G/L Account Master Data Maintenance

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5 Lessons

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2 hrs 20 mins

After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Explain chart of accounts, general ledger, company code, controlling area, and their relationship
  • Explain chart of accounts level and company code level of a G/L account
  • Explain G/L account settings on chart of accounts level, company code level, and controlling area level
  • Use reporting options to display changes made to G/L accounts
  • Use G/L account maintenance with individual and collective processing
  • Explain other organizational elements in financial accounting

Describe General Concepts of G/L Postings

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Identifying the Basic Concepts of Financial Postings and Documents

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3 Lessons

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1 hr

After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Explore the basic concept of postings and documents in SAP
  • Explain the structure of a document in the system
  • Identify some of the most relevant control elements of the record-to-report postings
  • Retrieve an existing document in the most efficient way

Postings to Meet Internal and External Reporting Requirements

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Describing Postings to Meet Internal and External Reporting Requirements

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3 Lessons

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2 hrs 20 mins

After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe parallel accounting functionality using multiple ledgers
  • Compose a ledger-specific posting
  • Analyze and view normal postings and ledger-specific documents
  • Create a ledger-specific financial statement
  • Describe the purpose of segment reporting to satisfy GAAP and IFRS requirements
  • Demonstrate the concept of document splitting and how it relates to segment reporting
  • Compare the options available for splitting scenarios
  • Analyze the enhanced data by using the document splitting expert mode in posting simulations and post documents
  • Analyze the entry and ledger views of posted documents
  • Generate a segmented financial statement
  • Describe the purpose of cost of sales functionality
  • Analyze and view normal postings and functional areas
  • Post a document including functional area
  • Create a cost of sales financial statement

Local Close for the General Ledger

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Unit 1

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Describing the Local Close Steps for General Ledger Accounting

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8 Lessons

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2 hrs 6 mins

After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the important steps in the month-end and year-end close
  • Manage posting period variants to control the opening and closing of posting periods
  • Explain the concept of accruals and deferrals
  • Explain how automatic clearing is used in the general ledger
  • Understand the G/L balances foreign currency revaluation process
  • Understand when to use the balance carryforward program
  • Apply manual adjustments
  • Execute a financial statement using global hierarchies

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SAP Certified Associate – Implementation Consultant - SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition - Financial Accounting

80 questions

3 hrs

70% cut score

The "SAP Certified Associate – Implementation Consultant - SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition - Financial Accounting" certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental knowledge required to explain and execute core implementation project tasks to deploy, adopt, and extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition as well as core knowledge in Financial Accounting required of the consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills to participate as a member of a SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition implementation project team with a focus on Financial Accounting in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification.

Please note: To prepare for this certification, it is necessary to take Learning Journey https://learning.sap.com/learning-journeys/implementing-sap-s-4-hana-cloud-public-edition in addition to the Learning Journey(s) displayed under "how to prepare".