FOAPAL stands for six accounting elements of finance data in Banner: Fund, Organization, Account, Program, Activity and Location. FOAPAL authorization can also be called Fund-Organization Access. In Banner, all access to the (University and Foundation) Finance data is based on the Fund/Organization Access that has been authorized/established for an individual.
Admin Banner access to Finance Module is available only to internal staff under financial departments. Such access provides General Accounting, Budget and Position Control, Procurement, Approval Processing, Accounts Payable, Fixed Asset, and Research Accounting functions. Admin Banner finance access also provides functions of finance system administration, fund-org (FOAPAL) security control, chart of accounts maintenance, finance document approval processing and others. With the approval of your cost center budget analyst, query access to Admin Banner Finance can be granted to roles like internal auditors or budget officers.
Finance Dashboard (used to be called Finance Self-Service Banner - SSB) is available to authorized university department finance users only. Finance Dashboard allows department users to review and manage their authorized budgets as well as initiate and approve requisitions for purchases to be charged against their budgets. Finance Dashboard features resources available to departmental users who process purchases and monitor the budgeted balance available for those purchases.
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