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Moraine Park Technical College

Accounts Receivable Inquiry



COURSE LENGTH (hrs. /min.)


Julie Pieper

Banner Employee Training


Accounts Receivable-Inquiry


Table of Contents







Reviewing AR Account Detail using TSAAREV……….….5

Reviewing AR Account Detail using TSADETL………7

Reviewing AR Account Detail using TSAACCT……….…14



Scoring Guide...17


Banner Forms ... 18



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Banner Inputs


Describe what content and/or processes need to be completed in Banner before the

employee is able to perform the steps and processes contained in this training.

Banner Outputs


Describe the final product (output) that will be created upon conclusion of the course

and where that information goes in the Banner workflow.



Calculate Credits TSASPAY Update Account


TSAAREV Enter Charges Enter Misc Transactions TFAMISC Perform Cashiering TGACREV


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This course is intended for all users of Banner Accounts Receivable who are responsible for entering, reviewing,

reconciling and/or reporting accounts receivable transactions in Banner Student Module. The goal of this workbook is to

provide you with the knowledge and practice to perform Accounts Receivable duties.

Banner AR is tightly integrated with both the Banner Student, Financial Aid, andFinance modules. On the Student side, Banner screens contain numerous data elements from Banner’s Records and Registration modules, e.g. citizenship

status, class enrollment, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) disclosures. On the Finance side, Banner

AR feeds all receivable data to the College’s General and Operating Ledgers in the Banner Finance module.

The Student Services Office will be responsible for entering and reviewing charge and payment information. The Accounting and Financial Services ( AFS) Office will be responsible for the following processes; assess charges, process payments, generate billings, and perform various audit and control functions using the Banner Accounts Receivable module.



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In This Banner Training, You will Learn How To


 Explain the purpose of Detail codes

 Review AR/Student account information

 Determine balances


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Detail codes are the mechanism used to place and identify charges and credits on accounts in Banner Student AR.

Detail codes link Banner Student AR to the Banner General and Operating Ledgers through the “Feed to Finance”


Each Detail code is a unique, four-digit, alpha/numerical code that is designated as either a charge or a payment

transaction. The Detail Code Description contains the exact text that appears on the student account activity and billing

statement. Detail codes are always processed using the specific, six-digit Term Code to which the transaction pertains. Every Detail code is mapped to two FOAPAL‟s (fund, org, account, program, location) so that when used it always generates the appropriate two-sided accounting distribution that records the transaction in the College’s General and Operating Ledgers during the Feed to Finance process.


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Reviewing AR Account Detail using TSAAREV

When a student approaches the window and asks questions about their account, the cashier will go to the Account Detail Review Form (TSAAREV) to answer the normal questions on their account. What is the amount they owe? Is their Financial Aid in? What is this charge for? What is this credit from? Etc.

The Account Detail Review Form (TSAAREV) is used to enter and review charge and payment information on a particular account. The Account Balance and the current Amount Due are calculated and displayed on the last line of this form. Also notice the Query Balance is displayed. The Query Balance may change based upon the number of

transactions being viewed. Any changes to the account information will modify these balances.

Accounts Receivable holds will also be checked for an account before allowing entry of any charges or payments. This form presents an online view of each transaction. For more detail on a transaction, the Account Detail Form (TSADETL) should be used.

This form may receive information from many other functional areas, such as transcript fees from academic history, application fees from admissions, registration charges from registration, and bookstore charges from bookstores.

Step Action


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In the payment/charge field enter C (charge).

3 In the category field enter BIL (billed charges).


Access the Cashier Session Summary block. The block should populate with the transactions matching your criteria, including the Accuplacer fee from a previous topic.

5 Select Review Cashier Session Detail from the Options menu. All

processing is shown by detail transaction. 6

Return to the Session Detail Selection block and select all payments by entering P in the payment/charge field. View all payment information entered in the Cashier Session Summary block.

7 Select Review Cashier Session Detail from the Options menu. All

processing is shown by detail transaction. 8

Return to the Session Detail Selection block and select all charges by entering C in the payment/charge field. View all charge information entered in the Cashier Session Summary block.

9 Select Review Cashier Session Detail from the Options menu. All

processing is shown by detail transaction.

10 Return to the Session Detail Selection block and remove the

payment/charge and category field values.

11 Enter the Cashier Session and Cashier Session Detail blocks. Request all

transactions that were manually entered (a source code of T). 12

Perform the queries using both positive and negative amounts as well as greater than or less than amounts (>100, <250) and combinations of the fields on the Cashier Session Detail block.


Balance payments in the cash drawer against totals by detail code (all cash, all checks, etc.) Totals are available by pressing the Totals button or using the Options Menu to select Display Totals.


When the session is in balance and the totals on the Cashier Session Review Form (TGACREV) match the payments collected, close the session by selecting Close Session from the Options menu. Notice how the Session Number changes at the top of the form and the Close Session option is no longer active.

15 Select Display User Sessions from the Options menu. The session now appears in the closed session query. Notice the C in the Status field indicating the session is closed.


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Reviewing an AR Account Using TSADETL

You will use the Student Account Detail (TSADETL) form to view current account payment and charge information to

assist students who have questions about their account. You can also enter transactions in this form. See the “Posting a Charge or Payment on a Student Account in the TSAAREV Form” section of this manual for more information about entering transactions.

As you scroll down through the account information, the Query Balance may change depending upon the number of transactions being viewed. Account Receivable Holds will also be checked for an account before allowing any charges or payments to be processed.

This table lists and describes the values shown in this tab block.

Charges/Payments Fields


Detail Code Displays the code associated with the type of transaction you are



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Balance The balance associated with the transaction

Term Displays the term for which the transactions are applied

Source Displays the source of the transaction (registration, housing, AR, etc.)

Text This field is used to enter notes, comments, etc.

Pay Num Free-form information identifying a payment; often used to record

check or credit card number

Document Number Displays the number indicating when the document was fed into AR

Trans Paid This field is used to force Banner to apply payment to a specific

charge when you review a payment transaction

Trans Num Displays a system-generated, specific number that is created for

each transaction

Receipt Displays the receipt number for the transaction under review

The Query Balance field shows the total balance for whatever parameters are shown in the Charges/Payments tab block.

When you want to look at what the account owes for any charges (Example: any charges over $30), follow these steps


Step Action

1 Access Student Account Detail Review Form (TSADETL)

2 Enter the student‟s ID and click the Next Block icon.

3 Select Enter from the Query menu in the Menu Bar.

4 Type 30 in the Amount field


Select Execute from the Query menu in the Menu Bar. You will either receive a message that states that the query retrieved no records, or the Account Balance block field will display charge information for all transaction amounts that are greater than $30.

6 Scroll down to the last transaction by using the right scroll bar to view the cumulative


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This table lists and describes the other values shown in the

Account Balance

block that you may review.

Account Balance Fields


Amount Due Displays the current total outstanding amount on the student‟s


Memo Balance Displays the amount of financial aid that the student is eligible to

receive, Payment Plan installments, and Pending VA amounts

Authorized Aid Displays the amount that Financial Aid Department has authorized,

but has not been processed through AR(disbursed)

NSF The number in this field tracks how many NSF incidents for the

student‟s entire history, not just during the current term 0 =No NSF incidents

1 = one incident, etc.


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Click on the


tab block to review transaction details.

This table lists and describes the values shown in the Date/Invoice tab block.

Date/Invoice Fields Description

Effective Displays the date the transaction becomes effective; this

date affects the calculation funds due

The effective date cannot precede the transaction date

Transaction Displays the date when the transaction was originally


Bill This date is generated by Banner‟s billing process

The date is used by the aging process to determine a charge‟s past due period

Due This date is generated by Banner‟s billing process

If the due date is a future date, the amount is not calculated

in the Amount Due field (located at bottom of form)

If the date is today or a previous date, the amount is

calculated in the Amount Due field

Statement This date is generated by Banner‟s billing process

This is the date the statement containing the transaction was generated


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Click on the


tab block to review transaction details.

This table lists and describes the values shown in the Feed /Cashier tab block.

Feed Cashier Fields Description

Feed Y = Feed this transaction to Finance

N = Hold this transaction F = Already Fed to Finance

Feed Doc Number Displays the number indicating through which document this

transaction was fed into the Banner Finance module

Feed Date The Date this transaction was fed into Finance

Session Displays the cashier session number associated with this


If the number = 0, then the cashier session is still open.

User Displays the cashier ID for this transaction.

End Date Displays when the cashiering session was closed


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Click on the

Cross Ref

tab block to review transaction cross reference details. Every field in this block provides data

related to third party processes.

This table lists and describes the values shown in the

Cross Reference

tab block.

Cross Reference Fields Description

ID Identifies a specific third party entity (Agency, Employer)

Source References the third party transaction

Number References the third party transaction

Detail Code References the third party transaction

Click on the


tab block to review transaction tax details. This block provides tax-related information for the

transaction. It is populated by the 1098-T process.

Cross Reference Fields Description

Year Shows the tax year in which the transaction was reported on

1098-T form

Box Box on the 1098-T form that this transaction impacted

Amount The amount of this transaction that was reported on the 1098-T


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Future Term Indicates if this transaction was included in a future term

Reviewing Memo Details

The fields in the Memos Tab block provide transaction details for financial aid that has not been authorized for the

student, Payment Plan details, and Pending VA amounts.Example: If a student will be receiving $500 from a Pell Grant,

one of the Detail Code fields will contain the correct code and text description of this potential award. The amount will be

displayed in the Amount field



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Reviewing AR Accounts using TSAACCT

The Account Review Form (TSAACCT) is used to review and maintain information about a specified account. It is a combination of a Data Entry form and Query form. All aspects of the account are displayed including Account Status, Account Balances (future and aging), Memo‟s (third party contracts), and Collection information. In addition, this form is used to prevent an account from being billed by entering a Bill Code.

 The Delinquency code can be assigned automatically based on the aging of the oldest billed charge. Refunds

may be withheld from the account by clearing the Refund Account check box.

 NSF Counter field is an indicator of the number of times an account has had a check returned for non-sufficient

funds. This number is system assigned as a one-up number and may not be edited.

 In the Effective Date Aging field, the amounts displayed are related to the effective date of the charge.

In the Billing Date Aging field, the billed amount is broken down by aging category shown. If there is a value in the

Un-billed field, this indicates a bill has not yet been sent.

Step Action

1 Access the Account Detail Review Form (TSAACCT)

2 In the ID field, enter the ID of the student used in previous lessons if it is not already

present in the key block. 3

Perform Next Block functions to populate the Account Status block and the Account Balance block. Review these values. Should you have any questions, return to TSAAREV or TSADETL and review all items to understand the summary provided on TSAACCT.


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Continue performing Next lock functions to review Exemptions, Contracts, and Collections. (alternatively you may use the options on the Options menu to navigate between blocks.)

5 You may wish to return to TSAACCT after completing subsequent exercises that will

affect the values on this form.

Reviewing Comments on TGACOMC

The Comment Central Form (TGACOMC) will display all comments entered on forms in the Accounts Receivable module in one location. Comments can be entered through various forms in the Accounts Receivable module. This form provides the ability to view any or all comments in one place, regardless of the original entry form.

The user may access the Comment Central Form (TGACOMC) from the following forms:

Account Detail Review Form


Collections Form


Customer Profile Definition Form


Student Payment Form


Student Account Detail Form



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Step Action

1 Access Student Account Review Form (TSAAREV)


In the Key block, enter the ID of the person whose comments should be displayed. Upon going to the next block, you will be visually alerted as to whether comments exist and the form of original entry for those comments.

3 Select the Comment Form (TGACOMC) from the Options menu.


A series of icons representing forms of original entry are displayed. If a comment was entered for the ID in the „Key Block‟ using one of the Accounts Receivable entry forms listed, the text icon will take on a „different‟ look and „bubble help‟ will display the word „data”.


To see all comments associated with an ID Number, select the „View All Comments’ text

icon or select that „Option‟ in the Navigation Frame. To display the comments that were created on a particular form, select the appropriate test icon or select the „Option‟ in the Navigation Frame that corresponds with the form name.


After selecting an icon, the form will navigate to the Comments window, on which the comment text will appear. The ID Number will appear along with the name. Perform a “Next Block” to populate the form.

7 Enter the appropriate Originator Code from the drop down box and next block. Type in

comment, and save. 8

Notice that for each comment, supporting information is supplied. You will be able to see the form the comment originated from, the Activity Date (date comment was made), the Origin of the comment, and the User ID who made the comment.

There are a few very important facts to remember about the Comment Central Form (TGACOMC). The comments

made about an individual can be viewed by others. The individual who made the comments will have their User ID associated with the comment.

For this reason:

 Only comments that are factual should be entered.

 It is important not to make a judgment about an individual.

 All comments should be appropriate in nature.

 Negative comments about an individual should never be made or entered into the system.


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to Employee for Assessment Task


to be used for Assessment Task


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Banner Forms

TGACOMC M Comment Central

TGIRCPT Q Receipt Query

TSAAREV Q Account Detail Review

TSADETC Q Detail Code Control

TSADETL Q Account Detail

TSAEXPP Q Exemption Person


TSAEXPT Q Exemption Authorization

TSASPAY Q Student Payment

TSIQACT Q Student Payment Detail Query

(Refer to Banner “Frequently Used Forms” on myMPTC)



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Term Definition


Chart, Fund, Organization, Account, Program, Activity, and Location are the seven components that represent the Chart of Account (COA) structure.

Cashier Sessions An instance where data entry is performed. In Banner, any person that

enters transactions will initiate a cashier session. This term is used broadly and does not mean the person that creates a cashier session is necessarily handling cash.

Category Code A code created to group/identify Detail codes logically.

Closed Cashier Session A session that has been ended and no additional data entry is allowed. When

a session is closed Banner flags it with a “C”.

Detail Codes

A code created to identify charges and payments, including but not limited to tuition, fees, cash payments, check payments, financial aid disbursements. Finalized Cashier Session A session that has been closed, reviewed by a supervisor and the supervisor

has determined that all transactions are approved, supported by a source document, and transactions were entered in the correct amount. When a session is closed Banner flags it with an “F”.

Form An online document where you can enter and look up information in your

database. A form visually organizes information so it is easier to enter and read. A Banner form is similar to a paper form, except information is entered once and then used by other forms, reports, and jobs.

General Person A general person has information shared in more than one module. They can

be defined as a person or non-person to the system. Some of the information that is shared between more than one module includes: ID, Name, Address, Phone, and Biographic/Demographic.


Student System: this is any entity that is not a student (e.g., third party sponsor). Finance System: any customer who is not an individual (e.g., company or corporation).

Person Any student, staff, faculty, or individual customer in Banner.

Restricted User

A user with the access to only certain Detail codes within Banner or Detail code types such as charges, payments or both.

Supervisor A person granted the privilege of making changes to closed cashier sessions

other than his/her own. Supervisors are able to review and make changes to closed sessions created by the cashiers assigned to them.

Validated Field A field where only values contained elsewhere in a validation table may be


Validation Table A table where valid values are created for use in Banner modules.


% and _ symbols can be used at the beginning or end of the entry you are searching. Use _ (underscore) to take the place of ONE character.





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