What is it?

Program Codes are typically four digits in length and are the fourth element of the FOAPAL. They represent the functional use of each transaction, such as Instruction, Research, or Administration.


Why is it important?

The program code tells us how we used our money. It is primarily used by the Controller’s Office to prepare financial reports that compare Carleton’s use of funding to other universities. Most of our financial systems either hide this element or provide a default value for this code. It is recommended that default values be left alone when entering a transaction.

Where do I find more information?