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A Role is a Project Key Member title (Fiscal Contact, Examiner, Approver, etc.) assigned in the Integrated System (IS) used to restrict access to data in the Recon@UVA system and identify one's position in the reconciliation workflow.

Gift cards must be purchased either through the UVA Marketplace or using a Travel and Expense Card. University employees are not allowed to purchase gift cards with personal funds and seek reimbursement. Gift cards are taxable at any amount. Please use expense tile Gifts Non-Employee or Employee Award Taxable (whichever is appropriate) no matter the amount of the gift card. For Medical Center Employees who are being reimbursed, please use expenditure type Gifts Non-Employee.

What documentation am I required to keep?

Reconcilers must retain all supporting documentation related to financial transactions.

Note:  Signed and dated packing slips should be maintained when appropriate. 

Exceptions:

  • Petty Cash - original documentation is forwarded to central offices.
  • Transactions in ExpenseUVA - unless required by a grant.
  • If a document resides electronically in the Integrated System, reconcilers are not required to print it.
Are documentation requirements different based the sponsor?

If you have questions regarding documentation requirements for

How can I remove Planned Expenses from my reconciliations?

  • In most cases, an outstanding planned expense is either a Purchase Order (PO) that needs to be finally-closed or a Purchase Requisition that needs to be canceled.  
What is the difference between a comment, an issue, and a reconciling item?
  • Comments are similar to sticky notes, or notes you would write in the margin of a report to provide additional information to reconcilers.  They can be entered at a BBA Summary, Budget Category, or Detail level.
  • Issues are comments entered at the Detail level indicating that the item needs follow-up.  An issue remains active until it is resolved or closed.
  • Reconciling Items are a dollar value entered at the BBA or Budget Category level to increase or decrease the budget balance available to account for future
How do I assign an Alternate in Recon@UVA?

Visit our Assigning an Alternate webpage for step-by-step instructions on completing this process in Recon@UVA.

Can all roles utilize the Alternate feature in Recon@UVA?

Yes, all 3 roles in the reconciliation workflow (Preparer, Examiner, and Approver) can assign an Alternate.

  • The assignment of an Alternate does not alleviate the fiscal responsibility of the Person of Record. 
How do I know if I am an Alternate or the Person of Record?

The descriptive information in the header (once the view details folder icon has been clicked) lists

What is a "Role" in Recon@UVA?

In Recon@UVA, roles are used to restrict users' access to data and identify one's position in the reconciliation workflow.  For each project, the following roles are used:

  • Preparer:  The person responsible for the detailed reconciliation, including maintenance of source documents to verify all transactions are legitimate.  This role is known as the “Fiscal Contact” in the Integrated System and is a required role in the Recon@UVA system.

  • Examiner:  The person responsible for examining and verifying the work of the Preparer prior to final approval. 

What do I need to do as an Approver?
  1. Once your reconciliations have been prepared and/or examined, log on to Recon@UVA.

  2. Review the work of the Preparers and/or Examiners.

  3. Review issues, record comments, and request corrections as appropriate.

  4. Update reconciling items as appropriate.

  5. Certify and approve the reconciliation.  This step records the Approver’s signature and date. If changes are required, return to the Preparer for rework.

Can I approve an account when Issues have been identified?

Yes.  When you electronically sign your report what you

What do the icons mean?
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What do the "Actions" icons help me do?
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How can I keep my NetBadge from timing out?

Users should refresh their screen periodically to ensure their connection is renewed. If you will not be working in the system for a period of time (for instance, an hour or more), it is recommended that you close your internet session and start a new connection

What is Recon@UVA?

Recon@UVA is the University’s official reconciliation system of record that provides an electronic solution for the documentation of reconciliations for all organizational units at the University of Virginia (including all academic schools and departments).

Am I required to use Recon@UVA

Yes, use of the system is mandatory in order to electronically document the review and approval of each Project-Award combination.  

Do I have to print and/or sign reports?

No printing or signing is required.  All reconciler signatures are captured electronically and reports

What is a wire?   

Wire transfers are a form of payment whereby funds are sent through the Federal Reserve Wire Network from one financial institution to another.

When should wires be submitted?

Wire transfers should only be requested when payments cannot be made with the Purchasing Card or any other standard University form of payment.

What is the cost?

Outgoing wire transfers are the University's most expensive payment option and are therefore processed only upon request. The internal costs associated with wire transfers are absorbed entirely by the University and are not passed on to

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Is there required training?

Yes - The GL Specialist responsibility in the Integrated System is required to enter a GL Journal.  See Required Training in the UVA Remote Deposit User Guide for more information on the training that is required for that responsibility. 

Can I scan gift or foundation checks?

NO! Gift and Foundation checks must be messenger-mailed or taken to the appropriate office.  Transfer checks from Foundations need to be sent or delivered to Gift Accounting in the Office of University Advancement.  Gift checks need to be sent or delivered to Gift Processing

What is a Budget Balance Available (BBA) Report?

A calculation of the budgeted amount minus expenditures and commitments/encumbrances. Note that this will be based on either a project to date or year to date budget, and does not refer to the amount of cash on hand. 

Can I view a BBA report in Recon@UVA?

Budget Balance Available (BBA) Reports are accessed from the Summary Screen by clicking the printer icon under the associated "Actions" for the Project-Award combination:

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Are BBA reports only available in Recon@UVA?

No, this information can also be

Why is reconciling labor important?

Labor expenditures make up greater than 60% of the University’s total expenses each fiscal year.  Therefore the careful review of labor expenses as part of the monthly reconciliation process is critical to sound financial stewardship and is part of our system of internal controls.  A manager’s timely review and approval of any compensation action, including timesheets, is a key control on labor expenses; however, that does not negate the importance of monthly reconciliation to ensure that labor expenses are appropriately allocated.  In addition, monthly

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Mission and Vision

We focus on forging strong relationships, managing capital, and mitigating risk with the goal of enabling the University’s aspirations, minimizing financial distraction, and providing peace of mind to our customers.

Values

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Protecting the University against financial loss from property and liability risk exposures through the implementation of various risk management techniques.

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Treasury manages the University bank accounts, funds them, and invests any excess balances daily to optimize return on operating cash. Treasury also maintains adequate access to cash in order to meet forecasted liquidity needs.