This FAQ contains frequently asked questions for Account Certification in Workday. Use the table of contents below and select control + click to go directly to that question and answer.
UVAFinance is currently working with the reporting team to see if there is something that can be created that would help with those that are reconciling a large number of lines. Until a best process is determined, it might help to use the General Ledger Details Report. Filter by the Worktag/Worktag combination that is on your Account Certification. You can either Filter by each individual Ledger Account that had activity (finding that information on the Account Certification) or download without the Ledger Account Filtered and then pivot on the Ledger Account. If you leave yourself 2
When is the last period that will be reconciled in Recon@UVA?
June 2022, due July 30th, will be the last fiscal period reconciled in Recon@UVA. Workday Account Certification will be used after the transition to Workday Financi
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- Welcome Screen
The Welcome Screen is displayed when you login to Recon@UVA. At your initial login (and annually after that), you will be asked to certify your compliance with the policies, procedures, and guidelines governing the reconciliation process.
Users may assign an “Alternate” (Preparer, Examiner, or Approver) in the Recon@UVA system to facilitate reconciliation. Alternates must be knowledgeable of the relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines for reconciling departmental records. The assignment of an alternate does not alleviate the fiscal responsibility of the Person of Record.
- What do the icons mean?
- What is Recon@UVA?
Recon@UVA is the University’s official reconciliation system of record that provides an electronic solution for the documentation of reconciliations for all organizational units at the University of Virginia (including all academic schools and departments).
- Am I required to use Recon@UVA
Yes, use of the system is mandatory in order to electronically document the review and approval of each Project-Award combination.
- What documentation am I required to keep?
Reconcilers must retain all supporting documentation related to financial transactions.
Note: Signed and dated packing slips should be maintained when appropriate.
How can I remove Planned Expenses from my reconciliations?
- What is the difference between a comment, an issue, and a reconciling item?
- Comments are similar to sticky notes, or notes you would write in the margin of a report to provide additional information to reconcilers. They can be entered at a BBA Summary, Budget Category, or Detail level.
- Issues are comments entered at the Detail level indicating that the item needs follow-up. An issue remains active until it is resolved or closed.
- Reconciling Items are a dollar value
- How do I assign an Alternate in Recon@UVA?
Visit our Assigning an Alternate webpage for step-by-step instructions on completing this process in Recon@UVA.
- Can all roles utilize the Alternate feature in Recon@UVA?
Yes, all 3 roles in the reconciliation workflow (Preparer, Examiner, and Approver) can assign an Alternate.
- What is a "Role" in Recon@UVA?
In Recon@UVA, roles are used to restrict users' access to data and identify one's position in the reconciliation workflow. For each project, the following roles are used:
Preparer: The person responsible for the detailed reconciliation, including maintenance of source documents to verify all transactions are legitimate. This role is known as the “Fiscal Contact” in the Integrated System and is a required role in the Recon@UVA system.
- What do I need to do as an Approver?
Once your reconciliations have been prepared and/or examined, log on to Recon@UVA.
Review the work of the Preparers and/or Examiners.
Review issues, record comments, and request corrections as appropriate.
Update reconciling items as appropriate.
Certify and approve the reconciliation. This step records the Approver’s signature and date. If changes are required, return to the Preparer for rework.
- What is a Budget Balance Available (BBA) Report?
A calculation of the budgeted amount minus expenditures and commitments/encumbrances. Note that this will be based on either a project to date or year to date budget, and does not refer to the amount of cash on hand.
- Can I view a BBA report in Recon@UVA?
Budget Balance Available (BBA) Reports are accessed from the Summary Screen by clicking the printer icon under the associated "Actions" for the Project-Award combination:
- Why is reconciling labor important?
Labor expenditures make up greater than 60% of the University’s total expenses each fiscal year.
The ReconUVA team has received questions/concerns regarding the completion of reconciliations during the response to COVID-19. For now, reconciliations will still be due within 30 calendar days after month-end close. Should a reconciler (i.e., Preparer or Approver) in your workflow not be able to complete reconciliations during this time, they should assign an alternate to reconcile on their behalf.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist.
We had to embed an approval step as part of the Preparer workflow so that we could ensure separation of duties should someone inadvertently be identified as both the Preparer and the Approver. In Workday world, a “Review” step (which is what allows for the Preparer to note variances, etc.) is not considered a formal approval so we had to insert that automated step to ensure systematic controls. You do not have to take action. The Account Certification is now sitting with the Approver. The visual below helps clarify this.