University Accounting

The Division of University Accounting provides universitywide general accounting functions for units on campuses in New Brunswick, Newark, Camden and Rutgers Biological Health Sciences (RBHS). We serve to:  

  • maintain the university's financial accounting system and process all relevant documents. The system currently includes approximately 30,000 accounts that are divided into five fund groups: Current Unrestricted, Current Restricted, Student Loan, Endowment, and Plant Projects;
  • assist all units to understand the financial accounting system, meet their needs for new accounts and procedures to control funds, and offer training and advice for ways to efficiently process documents and obtain meaningful accounting information for their operations;
  • prepare internal financial reports that include monthly account details, analysis, and projections essential for effective planning, control, and decision making;
  • prepare external financial reports required by outside parties to evaluate the financial condition of the university, including all audited financial statements of the university, various national surveys, and reports required by the state and federal governments;
  • develop policies, procedures, systems, and internal controls necessary to meet the university's financial obligations, maintain budgetary control over all non-state and non-research funds, and maintain the university's compliance with all accounting principles, practices, and reporting requirements.