Fiscal Year and MS PROJECT 2013


some of you told me that there is something wrong in MS PROJECT 2013 when displaying dates in Gantt Chart.

Well, the solution is in Fiscal Year Settings.

For  some companies Fiscal Year is equal to Calendar Year (e.g. it starts at 01.01, and it ends at 31.12). On the other hand some companies ha Fiscal year from 01.07 (First of July).

I will now set this date ad fiscal year:


and then:


and then:



Now I’m going to set the Start date for my project:


Lipanj is Jun in Croatian language! Here is what I get:


I will now add one Task with 5 days duration:


Everything looks fine! The Task will start at Friday, 28.06.2013, and it will end at Thursday 04.07.2013.

Now I am going to the Timescale:


and I’ll get:


After I check Use fiscal Year, and then OK, I’ll get:


As you can see on the Left side of the Screen, Start Date is 28.06.2013, and End Date is 4.7.2013! But on the Gantt Chart (Right side of the Screen) Start Date is 28.06.2013, and End Date is 04.07.2013, because it is another fiscal year. So, there is no bug in Gantt Chart, it is way of displaying or not data with, or without Fiscal Year!

Hope this helps!



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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2 Responses to Fiscal Year and MS PROJECT 2013

  1. John aberdamy says:

    How do I add a new fiscal year so that users can select it when creating a new project in Microsoft Project 2010?

    • Nenad Trajkovski says:

      YOu can only change the Month in where Fiscal year will begin. Then you shoul choose PRoject start date! That’s all you can do!

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