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This section gives you a general overview of what we mean by the chart of accounts and its importance, with a brief description of what each segment means and some basic rules about its use.

  • What is the chart of accounts?
  • Why it is important
  • Overview of the structure
  • General guidelines
 Entity segment
  • Entities using UFS
  • Associated bodies

 Department segment

 Cost centre segment
  • What are cost centres?
  • Format?
  • Cost centres for trust funds
  • Requesting a new cost centre
  • Closing existing cost centres
 Source of funds segment
  • What does this mean?
  • Why is it important?
  • Format
  • Requesting a new source of funds code
  • Sources of funds and investments
  • Sources of funds and overhead charges
 Transaction segment
  • Importance
  • Format
  • Requesting a new transaction code
 The spare segment