1. Go to General Ledger > Administration > set up system security
  2. Open the Security Group for the user
  3. Highlight General Ledger under the System Components list
  4. Highlight Configuration under the General Ledger Privileges list
  5. Click Options
  6. Mark the checkbox for Distributions
  7. Click OK
  8. Click Save and Close on the Security Group

Note: Have the user log out of Financial Edge and log back in for the changes to take affect.