Prime Reporting & Accounting

The Office of Finance & Treasury provides streamlined guidelines, tools, and methodologies that simplify the process of managing your department’s finances day-by-day. By committing to thoughtful, detail-oriented financial tracking and reporting across University activities, we all play a role in stewarding Princeton’s fiscal resources to their greatest effect.


  • Understand Princeton’s Chart of Accounts (COA), a financial coding structure that forms the backbone of financial reporting and analysis by organizing and categorizing activity using a common language for transactions.

  • Explore the anatomy of a Prime Journal, understand your various journal options, and uncover a simplified approach to allocating money, correcting transactions, and performing other key financial functions.

  • Leverage the Prime Financial Information Warehouse (IW) and derive actionable insight for your department using custom and standard reports backed with powerful analytics capabilities from Cognos.