Planning, Budget, and Analysis (PBA) — The Budget and Finance area in PBA coordinates campus-wide budget planning as well as identifying and allocating the resources necessary for the Boulder campus to excel as a major research university.
Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) — The Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) and administrator for all externally funded sponsored research on the Boulder campus.
Office of University Controller (OUC) — Plays a vital role in the administrative infrastructure that supports the missions of the University.
Employee Services (ES) — (Formerly Payroll and Benefits Services PBS) Provides employees information on how to get paid, correct payroll errors, and other important pay and tax infomation, and on the features of the benefit plans.
Office of the Treasurer — In addition to providing high-level treasury services to the University, the Office of the Treasurer is also responsible for functions and resources that reach down to the departmental level.
Internal Audit — Provides independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the university's operations.
Office of the State Controller — The Colorado Office of State Controller (OSC) manages the financial affairs of the State by providing financial information, issuing fiscal policies, ensuring timely recording of the budget, and providing accounting consulting services to state agencies. The OSC publishes a variety of authoritative guidance used by the University such as:
Office of Information Technology (OIT) — Provides the Boulder campus with IT support and core IT services. The IT Service Center is your first stop resouce center for all of OIT's services.
University Information Systems (UIS) — Provides technical services and enterprise applications to the University. (Note that UIS is a System office and is different than CU-Boulder's Office of Information Technology, OIT. For local IT help, contact OIT.)
From the highest level on down, financial management practices at the University of Colorado Boulder adhere to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In addition, finance operations are guided by the interpretation and application of rules and regulations issued by the:
Did you know that GAAP has a specific meaning for accountants and auditors? The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct prohibits members from expressing an opinion or stating affirmatively that financial statements or other financial data “present fairly…in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles,” if such information contains any departures from accounting principles promulgated by a body designated by the AICPA Council to establish such principles (from the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board).
See the Fund Management section of the Accounting Handbook for a further explanation of GAAP.