Finance Departments:
State Appropriation Accounting
Mission Statement
Our department’s purpose is to monitor the accounting transactions for the state appropriations provided to the University of Houston and the University of Houston System Administration to ensure that adequate and appropriate accounting and processing controls are in place. We also review administrative processes for state appropriation transactions in order to provide assurance that appropriate procedures are in place to ensure compliance with the provisions of the General Appropriation Act and relevant state statutes and regulations. We submit the electronic financial statement data for the University of Houston, University of Houston - System Administration and University of Houston System Consolidated to the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).
 
Manual of Procedures
Table of Contents
Introduction
An overview of USAS (Uniform Statewide Accounting System) and PeopleSoft general ledger basic concepts that relate to state appropriation accounting.
Transactions Processed in State Accounting
An overview of the accounting transactions used to monitor the state appropriation transaction activity and to insure that transactions processed through the statewide accounting system (USAS) are accurately and appropriately reflected in the University of Houston System’s internal accounting system (PeopleSoft general ledger).
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Programs and Higher Education Assistance Funds (HEAF)
An overview of the programs and accounting procedures related to the appropriated funds administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, as well as the HEAF financing provided by Constitutional authority.
Reconciliation and Analysis
An overview of the processes and procedures related to the automated reconciliation programs for state cash, state revenues and expenses; and the analytical process for handling outstanding reconciling items.
Year-End Process
An overview of the year-end closing cycle processes and procedures for state appropriation accounting, and an overview of the processes and procedures for submission of the University of Houston, University of Houston - System Administration, and University of Houston System Consolidated electronic financial statement data to the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).
Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR)
An overview of the processes and procedures for preparing state appropriation accounting documents relevant to the submission of the University’s biennial appropriation request to the Legislative Budget Board.
 
Other Sources of Information for State Appropriation Accounting
Texas State Comptroller Fiscal Management (FMX) login
Texas Statutes - Education Code
Legislative Budget Board
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

FM-Query / SIRS

UH Finance References

USAS Manual & USAS References

 
State Appropriation Accounting Contacts

Robert Walker
State Accounting Manager
713-743-5565
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Dante Banks
Accounting Supervisor
713-743-8738
Click here to send Dante Banks an e-mail message.
Jacqueline Chee
Accountant III
713-743-8725
Click here to send Jacqueline Chee an e-mail message.
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Last updated on 05/24/12
Comments to: CChan@central.uh.edu or SCho@central.uh.edu

Division of Admin & Finance