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 Lite codes are created, set up and maintained by UW departments using FIN, the Financial Accounting System. Access to FIN is managed by the Administrative Systems team in UW IT.

MyFD will help you to put your Org code into the status to build your Chart of Accounts and the activate it.

PCA Lite allows departments to:

  • Develop and maintain a project coding structure in FIN, called the Chart of Accounts, 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 parameters
  • Assign PCA codes for CTIs, ISDs, ProCard, CTA, requisitions, Journal Vouchers and other financial transaction records

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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