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Account Number Request


The Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) staff of the Controller's Department authorizes the establishment of new University accounts, other than sponsored programs (4XX-XX-XX) accounts that require a Supplemental Budget. If you need a Sponsored Program account, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration - OSPA.


To request a new account number, submit an Account Number Request form to Financial Accounting and Reporting, 3607 ASB, for review. Upon approval, you will be notified of your new account number. If you have any questions, please contact us for guidance.

The ACCOUNT NUMBER REQUEST (Updated 9/4/15) form requires the following information:

  1. The type of account you are requesting
  2. Proposed title of your account
  3. College or Administrative Unit
  4. Department name
  5. Purpose of the account
  6. Signature authorizations