L & S Fund Management: Account Codes

Brief overview of account codes, with link to full descriptions.

Account Code = four digit expense code that identifies what is being purchased (1000-5999)
This is part of the funding string: FUND/DEPT/PROJECT/PROGRAM/ACCOUNT CODE

Account Codes are fully described in the Accounting Services coding webpage: http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/acct/codes/account.html

UW has about 700 different account codes and they can be very specific.  The Accounting Services website has full descriptions of all account codes, so make use of their site if you have questions about what a code means or which code to use.  It isn’t appropriate to use a cost transfer to change a code after it has been approved unless you are correcting a clerical error.  

1000-1999    Salary and Fringe Benefit Expenses
2000-3999    Misc Service/Supplies, Contractual Services, Travel Expenses
4000-4680    Capital Expenses
4800-4999    Library Expenses
5708-5714    Support, Scholarships, Fellowships, Tuition, non-Student Support Expenses
6000-8999    Balance Sheet Codes (not for departmental use)
9000-9999    Revenue Codes

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Keywords:funding string; coding; account code; acct code   Doc ID:58438
Owner:Benjamin B.Group:L&S Administrative Gateway
Created:2015-11-23 16:16 CDTUpdated:2019-12-02 09:43 CDT
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