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In most cases the org manager of an account is the director of school or center. If the account is established for grant activity, the org manager is the primary principle investigator (PI).
The Org manager should work closely with the OFFICE OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION (OFA) to ensure transactions (operational and human resources) are appropriate for the account to be charged. Org manager responsibilities are outlined in Fin Manual 203:
The responsibilities of the org manager are to:
An org manager’s or authorized signer’s approval/signature on a disbursement transaction is attestation to Financial Services that:
Org managers and authorized signers cannot authorize payments to themselves.
The basis of ASU’s internal control directive is that primary and ultimate responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of sound internal control systems rests with org managers. A fundamental aspect of this stewardship is the responsibility to provide Arizona taxpayers, ASU students, donors, granting agencies, and others reasonable assurance that ASU’s resources are adequately controlled and that financial statements based upon expenses and revenues recorded in accounts are accurate.
Org managers, as well as all employees, are responsible for communicating identified operational problems, deviations from established standards, and suspected or actual violations of university policies and procedures or state law to an appropriate department (this can be, depending upon the circumstances, Financial Services, Internal Audit, General Counsel, dean’s office, Police Department, or a provost or vice president’s office):