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.
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.
Please review the Petty Cash Policy before using forms
Open FIN 106: Journal Entry Management System (JEMS) in iLearn (NYUHome login required)
This tutorial provides a step-by-step users' guide for the Journal Entry Management System (JEMS). It covers the following topics: getting access and logging in to JEMS, preparing a journal entry, the approval process and submission to FAME, and searching for a journal entry.
Who should take this course: Anyone with financial functions who needs to use JEMS to make a journal entry.
Course Duration: 15 minutes.
Open FIN 108: Chart of Accounts in iLearn (NYUHome login required)
This tutorial is a general overview of the New York University’s chart of accounts. It is designed to provide basic information on the University’s accounting structure to assist in the accurate recording of financial transactions in the University’s financial system.
Who should take this course: Anyone with financial functions who uses Brio to run the standard financial reports.
Course Duration: 7 minutes
Open FIN 111: The ABCs of Transfer Accounts in iLearn (NYUHome login required)
This tutorial is designed to help you understand the appropriate use of transfer accounts; the basics of transfer accounting; and how to choose the correct transfer accounts. It will introduce you to the online transfer account tools.
It is strongly recommended that you take FIN 108: Chart of Accounts as a prerequisite to this course.
Course Duration: 5 minutes.