CHAPTER 8: REPORTING
Policy 8-1 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Annual financial statements prepared by the University shall be submitted to the BOT Finance
and Audit Committee. Unless otherwise provided by this Financial Policy, the University’s
financial statements shal be prepared by the Controller in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles and shall reflect the financial activities of the University.
The University or its contractor may provide draft financial statements to the Office of the State
Auditor to facilitate a timely and efficient audit. Draft financial statements and accountant work
papers are not public records.
The State financial system generates a balance sheet and an income statement for the
University utilizing the CORE system. These system-generated statements are considered
acceptable financial statements for any purposes of the State Controller. The University shal
continue to provide information to the State Controller, including exhibit information required in
the fiscal year-end closing instructions issued by the State Controller and any post-closing
adjustments, as necessary for the State Controller to the meet the obligations set forth in C.R.S.
24-30-202(11), 24-17-102, and 24-20-204, as described in C.R.S. 24-30-202(13).
Financial statements prepared by the University shal be reconciled to the State financial
system. A copy of this reconciliation shall be provided to the State Controller at least annually.
Policy 8-2 PERIODIC FINANCIAL REPORTING
The Controller shal prepare periodic financial reports. The periodic financial reports shal be
available for use by management, the Finance and Audit Committee, and others for planning
purposes and decision-making.
The University’s financial system shal be the system used to record the University’s
financial information and the system from which standard reports shal be prepared.
The CFO and Controller shal determine what is reasonable and necessary to be
included in the financial reports, the funds which are to be included, and the date each
report is due.
Each reporting period shall be regarded as an integral part of the fiscal year. Revenues shal be
allocated to reporting periods in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Expenditures such as salaries, operating expenditures, and accruals of expenditures shal be
allocated to interim periods in which they are incurred or, where appropriate, allocated among
periods on the basis of benefits received or time expended. Arbitrary assignment to a period
shal not be allowed.
Policy 8-3 COST ALLOCATION PLANS
The University shal prepare a documented Indirect Cost Al ocation or Indirect Cost rate
proposal/plan that assigns Indirect Costs to their programs, activities, and services relative to
their benefits received from the activities whose costs are being allocated or on another
equitable relationship. The allocated costs shal be used as the basis of recovering indirect
costs from the federal government, determining fees for program services and activities, and
assessing the cost effectiveness of a program or activity.
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The University shal use a cost allocation methodology that assures that the allocations made
through the methodology represent a service/benefit or other equitable relationship between the
costs of the services provided and the value of the benefits received by users of the services.
The University shal periodically review its cost allocation methodology to ensure that the
methodology represents the best allocation attainable. Al ocations should be reconciled to
actual expenditures to ensure all costs have been captured and allocated.
When the University receives federal funds, it shall prepare a federal indirect cost rate
proposal/plan in accordance with Uniform (Grant) Guidance and sign an indirect cost rate or
allocation methodology agreement with the federal government. The University’s federal indirect
cost rate proposal/plan shal include all costs allocated to the University in the federal indirect
cost allocation plan and other approved cost allocation plans.
Grants, contracts, and other agreements that do not allow for the recovery of the full cost
incurred under the agreement should be closely evaluated to determine if their acceptance is
cost effective and in the best interest of the University.
Indirect Cost recoveries shal be recorded when earned in separately identifiable accounts as
determined by the Controller. Revenues from Indirect Cost recoveries shall not be deferred at
the end of the fiscal year.
C.R.S. §24-30-201 (Accounts and Control)
C.R.S. §24-75-102 (Expenditures)
CFR: Title 48, Chapter 99, Subchapter B, Part 9904: "Uniform Guidance" Cost Accounting
Standards Board, Procurement Practices and Cost Accounting Standards”
(48 CFR 99)
Federal (OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements
for Federal Awards) See Grants.gov (2 CFR Part 200)
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