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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're processing documents, performing enquiries or running reports within Finance One.

Here you'll find a number of resources to help you including:

Ledger structure

General Ledger

Entity Cost Centre Activity Centre Dissection Code Sub Dissection Code
NN AA ANN NNNN NN
For example
10 WG C02 3281 00
University of Otago Financial Systems Data Management General Materials Default

Project Ledger

Project Number Suffix Funding Source Cost Centre Dissection Code Sub Dissection Code
NNNNNN NN A AA NNNN NN
For example
101724 01 P FE 3281 00
Superoxide Research Initial Project Reciprocal Research Chemistry General Materials Default

Trust Ledger

Trust / Investment Dissection Code
NNNN NNNN
For example
1502 1911
Library Appeal Donations

Cost Centre List

Activity Types

General Ledger
Description
A Teaching
C Administration
D Internal Commercial Activity
E External Commercial Activity
H Student Residential Accommodation
K Community Service
M Postgraduate Teaching
N Continuing Education
T Trust Funds - Little t's
W Capital Works
Project Ledger Description
P Research - Externally Funded Reciprocal
Q Research - Externally Funded Non Reciprocal
R Research - Internally Funded - Central
S Research - Internally Funded - Cost Centre

Dissection Lists

Not sure which list to use? Use the "Alpha" list if you're searching by dissection name. Use the "Numeric" list if you're searching by dissection number.

Further information about the Chart of Accounts

Finance One Helpdesk
Tel +64 3 479 5554
Email finance.helpdesk@otago.ac.nz