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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

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

Activity Types

General Ledger
DInternal Commercial Activity
EExternal Commercial Activity
HStudent Residential Accommodation
KCommunity Service
MPostgraduate Teaching
NContinuing Education
TTrust Funds - Little t's
WCapital Works
Project LedgerDescription
PResearch - Externally Funded Reciprocal
QResearch - Externally Funded Non Reciprocal
RResearch - Internally Funded - Central
SResearch - Internally Funded - Cost Centre

Dissection Lists

Not sure which list to use? Use the "Alpha" list if your 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 (03) 479 5554