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House Banking Interview Questions

by on January 17, 2013

1.You have four house banks. The end user has to use the third bank (rank order) only for check payments. Can you make payments through the third house bank? If so, how is it possible?

Customize the priority as 1 for the third house bank. Otherwise, while posting the invoice, you can specify the house bank from which you intend to make the payment.

2.Explain briefly how you can import electronic bank statements into SAP.

A text file is received from the bank which is then uploaded into the SAP system. The file contains details of the company’s bank movements e.g. cheques, bank interest, bank charges, cash receipts etc. Depending on the system configuration SAP will attempt to book these
transactions automatically to the correct accounts to avoid the need for manual entries by SAP users. Any postings which the system cannot derive automatically can be booked through “post-processing”

3.How is Bank Reconciliation handled in SAP?

The bank reco typically follows the below procedure:
First, the payment made to a Vendor is posted to an interim bank clearing account. Subsequently, while performing reconciliation, an entry is posted to the Main Bank account. You can do bank reconciliation either manually or electronically.

4.How do you configure check deposit?

The following are the steps for configuring check deposit:-
Step1: Create account symbols for the main bank and incoming check account.
Step2: Assign accounts to account symbols
Step3: Create keys for posting rules
Step4: Define posting rules
Step5: Create business transactions and assign posting rule
Step6: Define variant for check deposit

5.What is the clearing basis for check deposit?

In the variant for check deposit we need to set up the following
a) fields document number ( which is the invoice number),
b) amount
c) Short description of the customer.
The document number and the invoice amount acts as the clearing basis.

6.How do you configure manual bank statement?

The following are the steps for configuring manual bank statement:-
Step1: Create account symbols for the main bank and the sub accounts
Step2: Assign accounts to account symbols
Step3: Create keys for posting rules
Step4: Define posting rules
Step5: Create business transaction and assign posting rule
Step6: Define variant for Manual Bank statement

7.How do you configure Electronic bank statement?

The steps for Electronic Bank Statement are the same except for couple of more additional steps which you will see down below
Step1: Create account symbols for the main bank and the sub accounts
Step2: Assign accounts to account symbols
Step3: Create keys for posting rules
Step4: Define posting rules
Step5: Create transaction type
Step6: Assign external transaction type to posting rules
Step7: Assign Bank accounts to Transaction types

8.What is a house bank?  What information does it contain?

A house bank refers to the bank a company uses for receivables and/or payments.  It is any bank with which your company code does business.  Each house bank contains a company’s bank accounts.  It also contains a bank key that defines address and control data for the bank.  The house bank establishes a link between the various G/L cash accounts and the actual bank accounts.

9. How does data enter the bank directory?

Automatically, if master data exists for the Bank Directory on tape or disk. ).  Data can also be manually entered when creating a customer or vendor master record, a one-time account, or by directly creating an account.

10.What is the relationship between a bank account and a G/L account master record?

A G/L account master record must be created for each bank account.   The house bank and account ID must be entered in the GL account master record to ensure the accounting transactions involving the bank account will be reflected in the general ledger.

11.Where are bank master records created in SAP?

Unlike customer, and vendor master records, the bank master records may be maintained on the configuration side in SAP.  They are also created on the application side in the Banking and Treasury sections.

12.What does the Bank Directory contain?

The Bank Directory contains complete details about each house bank.

13.Describe the purpose of the Bank Key.

The Bank Key is a unique country-specific code.  The system uses a combination of the Country Code/Bank Key to identify the house bank.

14.Describe the Account ID.

Each of the bank accounts created within a house bank must be assigned a unique freely definable five-character Account ID.  The Account ID is used for the payment program specifications and in the account master records to make a reference to the bank account.

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