VIII.2. Budget-Related Resources and Training
College Business Manager is the first line of resource that chairs can call on budget-related issues. The Business Manager is knowledgeable about the different types of funds, their guidelines, timelines, and related development and approval processes. Some academic units may also have their own Business Managers and most often office staff may know some of the operational issues related to the use of funds.
The Office of Budget and Planning’s website at http://www.finfacil.niu.edu/BudgetAndPlanning is a good resource on general information related to budgets.
The Accounting Office’s website at http://www.niu.edu/Accounting is an excellent resource on financial management-related training, access to online forms and departmental budget reports, and accounting-related deadlines.