m-Fin ACCOUNT ACTUALS PERIOD BY FISCAL YEAR
Here is an m-Fin report that can summarize a single account code, or any from-to range of account codes, showing total actuals for each accounting period across all fiscal years since 2000. You could use it to look at the monthly 000100 — CASH balance on a clinical trial, like this:
Historical cash balances
Or, because it can do ranges of account codes, you could use it to look at just salary, just operating expenditures, or just F and A expenditures. Any account range you specify will be summed up and rendered in its periods-by-fy format.
For a simple bar in each data cell, that depicts the relative size of the cell amount, select CHART: BAR. This helps call attention to unusual amounts.
For a more sophisticated visualization, select CHART: IN/OUT BAR. This bifurcates the positive and negative transactions into two bars. I stumbled upon this in the course of developing the normal BAR option, and decided it was worth keeping. Let me know if you agree.
[In/out bar option]
In/out bar option