Accounting Operations

The Accounting Services section of the Financial Operations website provides information and resources to assist University units with understanding and recording financial transactions. There are many resources available throughout this site to assist the University community with accounting needs and fiscal responsibilities.

December Cutoff Dates

As the holiday season approaches, please note the cutoff dates for the following financial transactions to be included in December business.

Training Classes

Training for Service Unit Billing, Journal Entry and the ABCs of Accounting will be handled by the Shared Services Center.  

To register for a class or if you have a question regarding a class, contact the Shared Services Center at the following link:, send an e-mail to or contact by phone at  734-615-2000 option 3 for Finance then option 4 for Accounting customer service.

Rental Agreement Change for University Auxiliary Units

As part of its goal to be proactive in looking for ways to restrain tuition cost increases and to address budget challenges, the University of Michigan is requiring that auxiliary units begin to pa

Non-Sponsored Chartfield Request Forms Updated

The request forms for Project/Grant, Shortcode, and Endowments have been updated. The new forms can be found here:

Endowment Distributions Easier to Find in your Statements of Account

Based on your feedback, we’ve modified the accounts used for quarterly endowment distributions so that they’re easier to find and understand.

New Endowment or Quasi-Endowment Request Form Updated

The request form for New Endowment or Quasi-Endowments has been updated to make it more user-friendly as well as to provide a cohesive look with the other Accounting Services' forms.

The Journal Entry Upload Template for the Mac has been updated

The Mac version of the Journal Entry Upload Template has been updated to address compatibility issues with Office 2011.

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