General Accounting is responsible for managing the University’s general ledger accounting system. Accounting staff provide guidance, education and training to departmental personnel regarding the form and content of accounting transactions posting to the general ledger accounting system as well as to the owners of subsystems which feed transactions into the general ledger. This group also maintains the policies and procedures relating to financial transactions and internal controls. These responsibilities promote regular interaction with department administrators and key financial staff throughout the University.
We also manage the month-end and fiscal year-end closings of the general ledger. Our staff members serve as the data stewards for the general ledger information, functional managers of the applications used for financial transactions and reports, and are responsible for cash handling compliance and the accounting structure.