Departmental Budget Management

Departmental Budget Management

  • Departmental Budget Management

    The university organizes department-level finances into groups of accounts called cost centers or budgets. There are hundreds of cost centers throughout campus.

    Each cost center (budgetary unit/department) has a person designated as the manager of the cost center. This individual has certain responsibilities for the financial management of the cost center. Only cost center managers and their designees may authorize payment or encumber university funds. The pages on the left outline the responsibilities of the Departmental Budget Manager as well as provide useful tips and tools to fulfill budget management responsibilities. You may also find more information at the University Budget Office website




    Phone: 206-296-5880
    Fax: 206-296-5896

    Mailing address:
    901 12th Avenue
    Box 222000
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090

    O'Brien Center for
    Athletic Administration
    1218 E. Cherry Street
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090