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Financial Consolidations - Dynamics Ax 2009 (Part 2)

Financial Consolidations - Dynamics Ax 2009 (Part 2)

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Please find the Part1 here.

III) Perform a Consolidation:

Options to perform consolidation:

  • From the same database using the online option
  • From and, or to another database using the Import/Export option

Before you perform a consolidation at the close of a period, ensure that the period closing preparatory activities are performed, but do not close the subsidiary accounts until the consolidation is completed.

Consolidation, Online:

Path: Dynamics Ax > General Ledger > Periodic > Consolidate > Consolidation, Online

Dimension tab: Gives option to select none, dimension, group dimension, company accounts and account.  Select 'Group dimension' to rollup dimension transactions to consolidation company dimension values (Group dimensions must be specified for all dimension values in all subsidiary companies for this option)

Companies tab:

Share: Indicate the percentage of the selected company accounts to be included in the consolidation. This is used if the consolidated company owns part of the subsidiary.

Note: Share field is not available or relevant on the consolidation, Export form

For the selected subsidiary company account - if the subsidiary company currency differs from that of the consolidated company - select the type of account that consolidation differences are posted to:

  • Profit & loss – Differences are posted to the consolidated company ledger account that is indicated for the Profit & loss account for consolidate Financial Consolidations - Dynamics Ax 2009 (Part 1)on differences value in the Posting type field on the System accounts form of the consolidated company.
  • Balance – Differences are posted to the consolidated company ledger account that is indicated for the Balance account for consolidation differences value in the Posting type field on the System accounts form of the consolidated company.
  • You must make an appropriate selection according to the accounting practice of the country/region of the consolidated company.

Eliminations tab:

Note: Elimination rules can be applied here.

Click button 'OK'

Then validate balances through General Ledger > Common Forms> Chart of account details (Select respective account and validate the balance of CEC & CEU companies, notice the balance in consolidation company).

Then validate balances through General Ledger > Common Forms> Chart of account details (Select respective account and validate the balance of CEC & CEU companies, notice the balance in consolidation company).

Questions & Answers:

Q1 : How do I start consolidation process?

Ans: Start with 'Financial Consolidations - Dynamics Ax 2009 (Part 1)' describes the setup part of consolidations following 'Financial Consolidations - Dynamics Ax 2009 (Part 2)' describes the consolidation execution process.

Q2: Our system does have setup of consolidation, but not sure how to start consolidation process?

Ans: Please follow the seteps below:

  • Validate existing consolidation setup in 'Consolidation company'
  • Validate/Identify subsidiary company setup
  • Perform consolidation

Q3: I've performed consolidation process but balances are not updated in consolidation company?

Ans: Please validate the consolidation & subsidiary company setup again and identify what option is considered for setup of subsidiary company.

Q4: We have consolidation differences in amounts 'Balance Sheet' & 'Profit & Loss' accounts, where do these balances update?

Ans: These balances can be found in the system accounts we have configured during consolidation company setup.

Q5: We understand the process but, performing consolidations process for the first time in Dynamics Ax, so need help?

Ans: Please reach us at : pfedynamics@microsoft.com

  • Financial Consolidations process:

    3 steps to perform consolidation in Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2009.

    I ) Consolidation company setup

    II) Subsidiary company setup

    III) Perform consolidation

    I) Consolidation company setup:

    Consolidation company creation: Consolidation designated company will not be available for any operational process except having consolidation entries posted in here.

    Path: Dynamics Ax > Administration > Common Forms > Company accounts

    GL Parameters setup:

    Path: Dynamics Ax > General Ledger > Setup > Parameters > Ledger tab

    Set value "Consolidated company accounts ' = True

    System account:

    Path: Dynamics Ax > General Ledger > Setup > Posting > System accounts

    Balance account for consolidation differences

    Profit & loss account for consolidation differences

    Currency and Exchange Rates:

    Path: Dynamics Ax > General Ledger > Setup > Exchange rates > Consolidate tab

    The Exchange rates form displays an additional tab, Consolidate, when you select the consolidated company accounts field in the General ledger Parameters form. Closing rate field is used for balance sheet accounts and the value in the Average rate field is used for profit and loss accounts. Add exchange rates for each currency and specify 'Closing rate' & 'Average rate' for all currencies in this form (Overview tab will display all currencies, specify exchange rates & select each one of them and click Consolidate tab and consolidation rates).

    Chart of Accounts:

    Path: Dynamics Ax > General Ledger > Common Forms > Chart of accounts details

    Closing (or) Average: Use Closing or Average options for utilizing rates specified in 'Consolidate tab' of the exchange rates form.

    Historical : Use Historical to utilize exchange rates specified in the setup.

    This process completes consolidation company setup for consolidations in Dynamics Ax 2009.

    II) Subsidiary Company:

    The subsidiary setup depends on chart of accounts setup, so following are possible alternative options.

    Chart of Accounts Option 1: Identical Chart of Accounts

    When this is the situation, the Consolidation account field is selected in the Consolidate Online form during the consolidation process to transfer the balances to the correct accounts.

    Chart of Accounts Option 2: No Consolidated Chart of Accounts

    In this scenario consolidated company does not have chart of accounts, here two alternatives to perform consolidation.

    Enter a manual mapping on the Chart of Accounts in the subsidiary. This causes the mapped accounts to create automatically.

    Do not enter any mapping. This causes the Chart of Accounts to be created in the consolidated company when data transfers from the subsidiary.

    Note: This method is not appropriate for consolidation of a foreign currency subsidiary because conversion principles cannot be applied.

    Chart of Accounts Option 3: Different Chart of Accounts

    Having differ ent chart of accounts in subsidiary & consolidated companies must be mapped to the consolidated company.

    Map Chart of Accounts: (This process should be done for all subsidiary companies)

    Path: Dynamics Ax > General Ledger > Common Forms > Chart of account details

    Map Dimensions: (This process should be done for all subsidiary companies chart of accounts)

    Path: Dynamics Ax > General Ledger > Common Forms > Dimensions

    This completes subsidiary company setup and Consolidations. Please refer 'Financial Consolidations - Dynamics Ax 2009 (Part 2)' for next steps.

    Note: This article has divided into 2 parts as first part describes about setup of consolidatio

  • Can you please elaborate the elimination process? How system perform the intercompany transactions elimination in consolidation company?

    How system handle the minority and majority interest?

    At the time of consolidation export, system export only balances or the entite journal data of the selected period?

    If you have any documentation on the above questions.please send to pankaj18_in@hotmail.com

    Thanks,

    Pankaj

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