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.
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 - approving in the Finance System
The following how to guides will step you through the process of approving in the Finance System;
Financial Delegates & Approvers in the Finance System
If you are in a position holding a financial delegation, you must make arrangements for another staff member to temporarily act on your behalf. The following options are available:
|Temporarily transfer financial delegation to another staff member||This form is used to 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.||Temporary Delegation Transfer eForm|
|Assign approvals to another financial delegate||This process will allow approvers with financial delegation to assign approvals to another approver with the same or higher level of financial delegation only.||Assign worklist items to another user|
Assign worklist items to another staff member
This process will allow staff members to assign their worklist items to another staff member e.g. validators or eForm approvers.
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 or questions about approving in the Finance System, please contact Finance & Procurement Services on 8313 3414 or via email