Financial Accounting and Reporting at NYU

The primary goal of accounting is to present financial data in a logical and meaningful way to provide anyone with the ability to evaluate how the organization is performing. For NYU, this could include the President, Faculty, Students, Donors, Staff, Alumni, New York City, the Federal Government and the Global community.

Accounting also impacts when a transaction will be shown on a report, and what must happen in order for a transaction to be considered reportable. Knowing why reports are organized a certain way, and what drives the numbers that are shown on the reports, will help increase the effectiveness of using and interpreting the reports.

Chartfield Maintenance Application (CFM)

Chartfield Maintenance is an application with forms and workflows that automates and streamlines all requests for creating, modifying, and inactivating chartfield segments (Account, Org, Program, Project) in FAME. The application includes built-in review and approval flows.  Additionally, requests are easily searched and tracked in both ServiceLink and the Chartfield Maintenance application.

Journal Entry Management System (JEMS)

The Journal Entry Management System (JEMS) was developed through a collaboration between the Office of the Controller and NYU IT to improve the internal controls relating to the creation, approval, and validation of "Actuals" journal entries posted in the University's general ledger (FAME).

A JEMS User Guide is available in the "Help" section of the "JEMS" application.

Financial Aid Item Type Request Form

The Financial Aid Item Type is required to award students in the Student Information System (SIS). Fiscal Officers and other designated submitters may request new financial aid item types or request a change to the description, the chartfield, and both for an existing item type.

If you have questions about the Item Type Request Form, please contact

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