When creating a report in Silverfin, you can always choose between PTD, YTD and RYTD. This terminology is explained below:

- YTD = Year to Date: cumulative, absolute figures for a given period.

Example: 50 is booked in Q1, 100 in Q2 and 30 in Q3 => the YTD for Q3 is 180

- PTD = Period to Date: movements in a given period. These are always calculated as the total figures in this period minus the total figures for the previous period.

A few notes on this figure:

  • A previous period must always be present if this figure is to be calculated
  • In the very first period of a financial year, this figure excludes the opening balance
  • The sum of the PTDs is therefore never equal to the YTD, but it is equal to the RYTD (see below)

Example above: The PTD for Q3 is 30 (calculation: 180 – 150)

- RYTD = Relative Year to Date: represents the movements up to a given period, without including the opening balance. The calculation for this is the YTD figures for the current period minus the YTD figures for the previous financial year.

  • Therefore the YTD figures for the previous year are required for this calculation
  • The RYTD is the sum of all the PTD

It is important to note here that if you click on the figure in a report that shows the RYTD, you will see the entire history (i.e. the YTD).