Chart of Accounts

The Chart of Accounts (COA) defines the ledger structure within the University's Financial Accounting System - Finance One.

Your knowledge of the COA will assist you, whether you are processing documents, performing enquiries or running reports within Finance One.

This page will provide you with a number of resources that will assist you including, explaining the structure of the various ledgers and links to excel based lists for Cost Centres and Dissections.

Finance One users are also able to perform COA enquiries within Finance One. Please view our FAQ for detailed information on how to do this.

Ledger structure

General Ledger

EntityCost CentreActivity CentreDissection CodeSub Dissection Code
For example
University of OtagoFinancial SystemsData ManagementGeneral MaterialsDefault

Project Ledger

Project NumberSuffixFunding SourceCost CentreDissection CodeSub Dissection Code
For example
Superoxide ResearchInitial ProjectReciprocal ResearchChemistryGeneral MaterialsDefault

Trust Ledger

Trust / InvestmentDissection Code
For example
Library AppealDonations

Cost Centre List

Dissection Lists

Use the Alpha list if you know the name of the dissection you are looking for.

Use the Numeric list if you need to enquire within a dissection range.

Further information about the Chart of Accounts

Tel 64 3 479 5554
Fax 64 3 479 8040


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