The Project Cost Account (PCA) System is a university-wide system that allows UW departments to monitor expenditures, report revenue, payroll and track other financial data.  PCA codes are created, set up and maintained by UW departments using FIN, the Financial Accounting System used at UW.

PCA allows departments to:

  • Develop and maintain a project coding structure, called the Chart of Accounts, in FIN for financial data
  • Define budget and/or organization level PCA default coding to insure consistent coding of financial transactions based on projects, principal investigators, equipment or other paramenters
  • Assign PCA codes for CTI's, ISD's, ProCard, CTA, requisitions, journal vouchers and other financial transaction records
  • Extract transaction details with PCA codes from MyFinancial.desktop (MyFD).

If you are looking for a quick way to track a small amount of transactions, you may want to consider PCA UltraLite.

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