It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to charge expenditures to his/her sponsored program in strict accordance with the budget specified in the agreement. PIs should avoid incurring overdrafts on projects. The PI or designee should review each account’s financial status on a regular basis. Detailed and summary financial project reports are available to PI’s and designees on a real-time basis in UConn Health’s financial system (Banner). Accounts should be reviewed carefully for incorrect salary distribution, incorrect charges, and other errors.
Project-to-date accounting information in Banner can also be used as a management tool to determine the award balance available for expenditures, the spending level of each cost category (e.g., salary, travel, equipment), and the status of open encumbrances. Discrepancies should be followed up and resolved immediately. Any questions regarding an account should be directed to the Research Finance. Research finance is here to help PIs manage their projects, and can provide a wealth of valuable assistance in this regard.