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Form(s) Design and ControlFIN-ACC-I-100

Scope

All Indiana University units and employees.

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Policy Statement

Any financial document that is being utilized to gather information that will be directly inputted from that document into one of the university's main financial systems must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Accounts prior to implementation of the form. Changes which occur after initial approval should also be approved by State Board.

Any financial document that is a secondary financial document to an input form (as referred to above) can be reviewed and approved by Financial Management Services to verify that the correct information exists on the form and that the proper controls are in place.

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Reason for Policy

To provide a uniform process in the design of official university financial forms. This process exists to:

  • maximize control,
  • ensure the accurate gathering of data,
  • provide a consistent environment for data entry, and
  • establish parameters for establishment of new forms.

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Procedures

All new official university financial forms and revisions will be submitted to the Chief Accountant for approval prior to the placement of a printing order.

Departments who need assistance in determining what elements should be contained in a secondary financial document should contact Financial Management Services about receiving guidelines on these elements.

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Definitions

Examples of the university's main financial systems are the KFS Purchasing system and the Kuali Financial System (KFS).

An example of a secondary financial document would be a receipt provided to customer.

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History

This policy was established on October 1, 1990.

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