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Configuring SAP® ERP Financial and Controlling by John Burger, Peter Jones

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Imputed Costs

Throughout a fiscal year, certain expenses may not accrue in a timely manner, whether they relate to a project, an employee bonus, or a tax bill. To assist in smoothing these irregular costs across multiple periods within the cost accounting environment, SAP provides two methods:

  • Recurring entries
  • Imputed cost calculation

The distinct difference between the two methods stems from the origin of the postings. The recurring entry posting originates in the FI module, and the imputed cost calculation originates within the CO module. Although both methods are appropriate, a benefit of the imputed cost calculation is its use of actual costs to generate the posting. The recurring entry is fixed at the time of its creation and and the ...

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