Budget Reports

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General Description

Policy Summary:

The Departmental Budget Report is an on-line historical database of all financial transactions affecting each department that have been processed by the Business Office. These reports provide departments with the details necessary to reconcile department records with the account balances maintained by the Business Office. It is the responsibility of the Business Office to account for and present information concerning all University funds. It is the responsibility of the department to maintain the financial integrity of its accounts.


To determine its financial status, the department should develop and maintain accurate accounting records and reconcile them monthly with the budget report. Such accounting records are necessary because the budget report reflects only the transactions processed by the Business Office through a specific date. The departmental records will include all transactions initiated by the department and will contain the information necessary to determine the current financial position at any time.


Policy Content
A1. Report title and report period (can be produced fiscal year-to-date upon request) 

A2. Fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) 

A3. General ledger account number (14 digits) 
               Funding source: Digits 1-2 
               Department: Digits 3-9
               Object Code: Digits 10-14

               Object Codes 
               10000-19999 Assets 
               20000-29999 Liabilities 
               30000-39999 Fund Balances
               40000-49999 Revenues 
               50000-89999 Supplies/Expenses 
               90000 Transfers
A4. Department (account) name 

A5. Prior activity total: For revenues, expenses and transfers, this is the opening balance for the fiscal year, which is usually zero. 

A6. Debits: Actual items charged to the account 

A7. Credits: Refunds or Corrections to actual charges

A8. Date on which the transaction is entered into the system 

A9. Source Code: 
               BU Budget transfer 
               CR Cash Receipt 
               EP Encumbrance 
               JE Journal Entry
               PJ Accounts Payable voucher
               PR Payroll transaction 

A10. Reference number: Datatel system-generated number associated with the source code that identifies each transaction 

A11. Transaction description: Type of journal entry, or name of individual or vendor

A12. Month totals: Sum of activity for the current month 

A13. Closing balance: Ending incurred expenses, matching the actual balance on the Budget to Actual report
B1. Report title and report period 

B2. Fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) 

B3. General ledger account number (14 digits) 
               Funding source: Digits 1-2 
               Department: Digits 3-4
               Object Code: Digits 10-14
               Object Codes: 
               10000-19999 Assets 
               20000-29999 Liabilities
               30000-39999 Fund balances 
               40000-49999 Revenues 
               50000-89999 Supplies/Expenses
               90000 Transfers 

B4. Department (account) name 

B5. Allocated budget: Budget approved at the beginning of the fiscal year, as modified by budget transfers or budget revisions 

B6. Actual revenues/expenses: This does not include encumbrances such as unpaid department purchase orders. 

B7. Percent used: Percent of expenses incurred to the annual budget year-to-date. This should be about 8.33% per month if expenses are proportional throughout the year. 

B8. Available: Unexpended balance (allocated budget less actual revenue/expenses) 


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7/25/2019 8:25 AM
Holly Warfel

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Gary Logan
Vice President for Finance & Administration