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Financial Delegation & Approvals

A financial (expenditure) delegation is the authority to approve expenditure or enter into financial commitments on behalf of The University of Adelaide.  All delegations apply to positions and not to individuals in accordance to the Principles - Delegations of Authority.

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Financial Delegates

Applications for approval or amendment of a financial delegation needs to be made on the Request for Authority Approval (click on Apply Now).

How to guides - approvers

The following how to guides will step you through the process of approving in the Finance System and Kofax.


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Business Reviewers and Financial Approvers

If you are in a position holding a financial delegation, or are a Business Reviewer in Kofax, you must make arrangements for another staff member to act on your behalf.  The following options are available:

Options
Temporarily transfer financial delegation to another staff member

Temporarily transfer both finance & HR delegations to another staff member.  It can also be raised on behalf of another employee within the same area - more information.  This will update in the Finance System and Kofax.

Temporary Delegation Transfer eForm
Reassign financial approvals to another financial delegate

Reassign your financial approvals to another financial delegate directly in the Finance System by setting up an Alternate User, noting that they must have an equal or higher level of financial delegation.  This will also update in Kofax.

Reassign Worklist items to another user

Business Reviewer - reassign Work Queue items to another staff member

Reassign your Work Queue items to another user by setting up an Alternate User.  This will update in the Finance System and Kofax.

Reassign Work Queue items to another user

Travel & Acquittal Approvals in the Expense Management System

To initiate a temporary transfer of approvals for acquittals or travel, please send an email to the Expense Management Team specifying your requirements.

Advice and Assistance

Any queries including assistance with covering leave, contact Finance & Procurement Services on 8313 3414 or via email