Award Management: Account Codes
Account Code = four digit expense code that identifies what is being purchased (1000-5999)
Brief overview of account codes, with link to full descriptions.
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