Apply for Access to Finance Systems
Learn how to apply for access to finance systems at Columbia University.
Take the Getting Access to Finance Systems web-based training to learn about the systems and roles you might need for your job and how to apply for access.
Once you know which systems you would like to request access to, you will need to complete the Financial Systems Security Application (FSSA). You can request access for yourself or others.
A handbook is available which is designed to assist faculty and staff who need to request and/or approve system access to any of the Columbia University financial systems. View the Financial Systems Security Handbook.
View the Completing the Financial Systems Security Application job aid for an overview of the process.
The following systems can be accessed using the FSSA:
- Accounting and Reporting at Columbia (ARC)
- Initiator and Approval Roles
- ARC Online Reporting (includes Financial Data Store (FDS))
- Special Roles
- Legacy Applications (FY2012 and Prior)
Reporting and Inquiry Roles
You can complete the Financial Inquiry Application (FIA) for reporting and inquiry only roles, including:
- Only ARC Online Reporting for ChartField and/or Department (includes FDS)
View the FIA Handbook for more information.
You will apply for access to finance systems through our ServiceNow portal. Below are instuctions and images on how to find the applications.