A Chart of Accounts is an information structure used in all financial systems to define a set of accounting categories. The Tufts Chart of Accounts in the PeopleSoft Financial system is an organizing framework or coding structure used to budget, record, and report on financial transactions and account balances.
- Classifies Assets, Liabilities, Net Assets, Revenue, Expenses and Transfers
- 4002 “Tuition”
- 4512 “Parking Fees”
- 5301 “Domestic Travel”
- 5404 “Laboratory Capital Equipment”
- 5411 “General Office Supplies”
- 5532 “Tel. Equip. Charges”
|Account Type||Account Number||Account Description|
|Budget Account||5300||Travel Expenses|
|Actual Expenditure Account||5301||Domestic Travel|
|Actual Expenditure Account||5302||Foreign Travel|
|Actual Expenditure Account||5303||Moving Expenses|
|Actual Expenditure Account||5304||Local (Auto, Bus, Taxi)|
|Actual Expenditure Account||5305||Non-employee Reimb.|
|Account Code Category||Value Range|
|Net Assets Balances||3000-3999|
|Indirect Cost (F&A)||8000-8999|
All departments utilize the expense account codes when they are spending. Revenue accounts are utilized by many departments that have activities which generate revenues throughout the year, such as Dental and Veterinary clinics.
- Represents a cost center within the University
- Divided into three elements:
Organizational Unit Codes:
A – Arts, Sciences and Engineering
C – Central
D – Dental School
F – Fletcher School
H – HNRC
M – Medical School
N – Nutrition School
P – Operations Maintenance
U – University
V – Veterinary School
X – Auxiliaries
- A cost center that captures and controls Sponsored Grant activities or Capital Expenditure Authorization (CEA) Project.
- The Project/Grant segment must be used with a linking DeptID ending in “001” (example: A130001).
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Complete, current lists of chart segments can be accessed via the Chart of Accounts (COA) reports, which are available through the University’s on-line report application. From your START menu follow the navigation path: START > TUFTS SERVICES > PEOPLESOFT > COA REPORTS >