Below are tools for financial stewardship including MyFinancial.desktop and best practices for reconciliation.

Reconciling Budgets

Budget reconciliation is the process of reviewing transactions and supporting documentation, and resolving any discrepancies that are discovered.

Read more on the Financial Reporting website about:

Read more on Records Management website about:

Reconciling Transactions on Budgets

The University of Washington suggests using one of the following reports for transaction reconciliation:

  • Reconciliation Report: Electronically reconcile transactions as they post to your budget using MyFinancial.desktop. All information is stored online for the complete record retention period and available for anyone who has ASTRA access to the budget. All transaction details on the Reconciliation Report are received from the Financial Accounting System.
  • Budget Activity Report (BAR): A paper-based report which contains transaction details from the Financial Accounting System. For participating units, this report is printed and distributed once per month.

Reconciling PaymentNet (ProCard / CTA)

Reconciling charges in Paymentnet is done to ensure proper account codes are assigned to the transactions charged on the Procard and CTA. Monthly transactions are charged to budgets in PAS on the 6th business day of each month. Departments must reconcile charges in PaymentNet prior to the payment deadline.

Procurement Desktop Reports

Procurement Desktop Reports (PDR) are a suite of web based reports developed by Procurement Services.  The reports draw data from the PAS Data Warehouse and JP Morgan Chase PaymentNet and are updated nightly or as new data are available.

Additional Resources

The following additional links and information may be helpful in performing reconciliation activities.

Banking and Accounting  
Grant and Contract Accounting  
Student Fiscal Services  


Financial Reporting