Chart of Accounts

Understanding HSU Chartfields

Frequently used OE Accounts

Overview

The PeopleSoft chartfield string is composed of 6 distinct chartfields that have the following specific meanings in PeopleSoft:

Fund

Identifies the "Where." Where is the funding source?

Department

Identifies the "Who." Who is being charged or responsible for the transaction?

Account

Identifies the "What." What is the nature of the transaction

Class
Used for any special operating expenses reporting needs a department or other organizational unit may have, other than Payroll.

Program

Used to define a set of ongoing campus-wide activities for which revenues and/or expenditures need to be tracked.

Project

Used to identify a discrete set of activities that occurs within a finite time period, though it may span more than one fiscal year.

Additional Information

For more information on PeopleSoft chartfield strings and their usage at HSU:

  • Call the Accounting Office at (707) 826-4271