Create Legal Entity in Oracle Fusion

Any organization using the Oracle Fusion Application has to setup the Legal Entity as part of the Enterprise Structure. The blog provides the steps to Create Legal Entity in Oracle Fusion Application

What is a Legal Entity ?

A legal entity is a recognized party with rights and responsibilities given by legislation. For example

  • right to own property
  • right to repay debt
  • right to trade
  • account themselves to regulators, taxation authorities

A legal entity is responsible for :

  • facilitating local compliance
  • minimizing enterprise tax liability
  • isolating the business risk by creating separate business area based on legal entities

In the Configured Enterprise Structure for the Oracle Fusion Application , the contracting party for any transactions is always the legal entity. Lets consider that your enterprise deals from USA and maintains transactions for all states in USA. Thus , each state can be considered as a separate legal entity to record transactions.

Legal Structure in Oracle Fusion Application

The Oracle Fusion Application provides the below given tasks to be created as part of Legal structure in the Financials configuration

  • Manage Legal Addresses
  • Manage Legal Entity
  • Manage Legal Entity Registration
  • Manage Legal Reporting Unit
  • Manage Legal Reporting Unit Registration

Oracle Cloud Manage Legal Addresses

What all should be considered while creating legal entities ?

Legal Entities can be created based on the transactions performed. For example , Create a Supplier Legal Entity if you purchase goods from Supplier , Create a Customer Legal Entity if you sell goods to customers.

In case of Oracle Fusion HCM Applications, create a Employer Legal Entity

The below given are the common consideration when creating legal entities

  • Legal Entity for recording transactions
  • Legal Entity mapping with Business Units
  • Legal Entity relationship to Divisions
  • Legal Entity relationship to Ledgers
  • Legal Entity relationship to Balancing Segments
  • Legal Entity relationship to Intercompany Transactions
  • Legal Entity relationship to Worker Assignments
  • Legal Entity relationship to Legal Employer
  • Legal Entity relationship to Payroll

Steps to Create Legal Entity

Perform the below steps to create legal entity in Oracle Fusion Application

  1. Select Navigator -> Setup and Maintenance
  2. Select Configuration Setup as ‘Financials’
  3. Select Legal Structure
  4. Click on Manage Legal Addresses

5. In the Manage Legal Address Page, Click on + icon to search the country as ‘ United States’

Legal Addresses select country

Enter Address Line 1: OAH Pvt Ltd

Enter Address Line 2: Brookside Ct

Enter City: Columbus

Enter State : Indiana

Enter Postal Code: 47201

6. Click OK

The Country has been added as the Legal Address

7. Click on Save and Close

8. Search for ‘Manage Legal Entity’ Task

Oracle Fusion Legal Structure Listing

* Country Untied States

Payroll Statutory Unit (checkbox)

*Name OAH Pvt Ltd

Legal Employer (checkbox)

*Legal Entity Identifier OAH_PVT_LTD

Start Date 9/01/21

End Date

Registration Information

Identifying Jurisdiction US Company Law

* Permanent Account Number MOH12345

Legal Address OAH Pvt Ltd Columbus, Indiana

* Legal Reporting Unit Reg. Number SHAR9876

Place of Registration Indianapolis

Click Save and Close

The Legal Entity is created successfully.

How to set the scope for the Legal Entity ?

Perform the below given steps to set the scope for the created legal entity

  • Select Navigator > Setup and Maintenance
  • Select Define Legal Entries > Manage Legal Entity
  • Select to set scope
  • Select the Manage Legal Entity
  • Select -> Add
  • Click Apply and Go to Task.
  • Select the created Legal Entity
  • Click Save and Close

The scope for the task list is defined to the selected legal entity
Save and Close