Budget and Financial Reports

Activity-level financial reports are available through InformSU, the university's online data warehouse. The system can be reached by navigating to MySU, in the website header, and then selecting InformSU.

Financial transactions originate from a wide variety of offices and sources across campus. Details on financial transactions and videos on working in InformSU financial reports are available below.

Seattle University's Chart of Accounts is the foundational data structure that controls how financial transactions are collected and stored in Colleague Financial. It consists of fields and codes that are used to classify and record financial data to meet a number of objectives:

  • Provide consistency and uniformity for internal financial reporting and budget management
  • Prepare audited financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Demonstrate compliance with restrictions and regulations imposted by governmental authorities, granting agencies, and donors.
  • Yield consistent data for various external reporting needs such as the The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), accreditation, and bond rating and compliance.

The following is a general description the the fields and codes used in the Chart of Accounts. The Chart of Accounts Guide is a downloadable description of the university's Chart of Accounts structure and a reference for the most frequently used object codes.