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NU Financials

NUFinancials is the centerpiece of the university’s financial management systems. It supports the accounting and budgeting functions that feed the university’s general ledger and works with related reporting, facilities management, purchasing, sponsored research, financial forecasting and annual budgeting systems. It also maintains interfaces with Northwestern’s human resources, student and alumni relations and development systems.

Learn more about specific processes within the system by exploring the links below.

  • Budget Overview
    View financial information on chart strings.
  • Control Budget
    Learn what a control budget is and how to manage it.
  • Requisitions
    Find out how to pay for goods or services that require a purchase order.
  • Payment Requests
    Submit a request to pay invoices for goods and services.
  • Actuals Journals
    Learn about correction, transfer, internal sale and agency journals and learn how to upload them.
  • Budget Journals
    Complete these journals to make changes to your budget.
  • Chartfield Requests
    Get information on requesting new department IDs, projects and chartfield 1 values.
  • Expense Reports
    Fill out expense reports to reimburse employees and university visitors.

Find training videos on finance training, budgeting and forecasting on Sharepoint (NetID required).