Finance Self Service

Operating Ledger Columns: Choices and Descriptions

The choices of columns of data that you want to show on your query are displayed below. The recommended columns are: Accounted Budget, Year to Date, Encumbrances, and Available Balance. Think about what you want to see/do with the information, and what does it mean. Click in the box next to your choices.

The following is a description for each column choice available. Only some of the columns allow you click on data that is displayed as blue and underlined to drill down to more details.

Allows
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Column
Choice
Description
 
Adopted Budget Budget at beginning of Fiscal Year (BD01)
 
Budget Adjustment Total of additions or reductions-temporary and permanent-since original allocation. (BD02 + BD04)
 
Adjusted Budget Current Budget. Total of all transactions. Cannot drill down in this column. (BD01 + BD02 + BD04)
 
Temporary Budget Temporary adjustments-will not roll to next fiscal year. (BD04)
X
Accounted Budget Original Budget plus or minus adjustments. Drill down to see transaction details. (BD01 + BD02 + BD04)
X
Year to Date Actual posted revenue and expenditures. Drill down to see transaction details.
X
Encumbrances Funds committed for future payments - Payroll for FTE's and Purchase Orders are encumbered. Drill down to see transaction details.
 
Reservations Not used by Xavier University
 
Commitments Equals total set-aside for future obligations (Encumbrances + Commitments)
 
Available Balance This screen will not show the true available balance for a fund/org because of pooling, except in the Budget Status by Organizational Hierarchy Query. Also, if a transaction is in suspense, it will not be reflected in the data on this form.