Getting Started

Authorization: You can run m-Fin reports in CU-Data if you have a fiscal role on a SpeedType or if you have access to the Finance System

Access: Log in to your campus portal and on the CU Resources tab, select Quick Links, CU-Data.

Training: In-person training on how to run and read m-Fin reports is available from the campus controllers’ offices and through the OUC's Continuing Professional Education Program. Online learning resources are available, below.


Getting Started with CU-Data

CU-Data How-to Videos

  • How-To: Running a Report in CU-Data - Are you ready to run a report in the upgraded CU Reporting System? The navigation has changed a bit, but you'll find the prompts and m-Fin reports are essentially the same!
  • How-To: Drilling Down in CU-Data - Do you run m-Fin Reports and want to know more about what’s behind the numbers? Whenever text is underlined and in blue, you can click on it to run the m-Fin report that shows the next level of detail.
  • How-To: Creating Report Views in CU-Data - Do you regularly run reports for the same SpeedTypes? Saving pre-set prompt values for your Cognos reports can save you time and effort.
  • How-to: Scheduling Reports for Month-End/Year-End Close - Do you run the same m-Fin reports after each month-end close? In CU-Data, you can schedule these reports to run automatically.
  • How-to: Understanding PO Encumbrances - Want to see how purchase order encumbrances and actual expenses look on your m-Fin Financial Detail report? PO encumbrance entries will show under the Encumb column, with a BAE Code beginning with EN. Your actual expense entries will show under the Actual column, with a BAE Code of ACTUALS.
  • How-to: Updating Your Home Page in CU-Data - Do you mostly use a single m-Fin report or Report View? You can save a few clicks by updating your home page so that you land directly on that item any time you open CU-Data.
  • How-To: Looking up Available Gift Fund Balances - You can look up the CU Foundation available balance for a linked Fund 34 Gift Speedtype in the Finance System -- or run an m-Fin report in the CU-Data System

m-Fin Reports Learning Resources

Monthly Financial Report Review Reports

  • m-Fin SpeedType Summary - Shows a one-line-per-SpeedType report showing budget, actuals, and available balance for a given period, as of the close of business for the previous day.
  • m-Fin Operating Summary -Shows a one-page-per-SpeedType report that shows the available balance calculation, as well as revenue and expenditures by various account levels. To view assets and liabilities, if it is relevant to fund type.
  • m-Fin Outstanding Encumbrances - Shows an itemized list for all financial expenses committed but not yet occurred for a given SpeedType or purchase order.
  • m-Fin Financial Detail - Shows an itemized list of all transactions for revenue, expense, and balance sheet accounts.
  • m-Fin Financial Detail II - Shows all transactions for revenue/expense and balance sheet accounts with additional features and options not available in m-Fin Financial Detail
  • m-Fin Resource Deficit & Abnormal Balance - Shows SpeedTypes with negative cash balances or positive net assets. Shows account codes with abnormal balances (i.e., debit accounts with credit balances or credit accounts with debit balances).
  • m-Fin SpeedType One-Liner - Shows the financial basics for multiple speedtypes, in a one-line-per-speedtype presentation.

Revenue and Expenditure Reports

Expenditure Type Reports

  • m-Fin Expenditure Type Summary - Shows a summary by expenditure types (salaries and wages, benefits, operating expenses, and travel) for a given SpeedType (also displays graphically).
  • m-Fin Expenditure Type - Shows summarized expenditure categories within a fiscal year, subtotaled by org and grouped by fund.
  • m-Fin Expenditures Cumulative by Month Charts - Shows summarized expenditure categories by month across fiscal years by SpeedType, Program or Project, displayed in the following graphs: Budget Minus Encumbrances and Prorated Budget.
  • m-Fin Org Expenditures by Month - Shows totals for expenditure types by month, for a single Org, for a designated length of time.

Balance Sheet Reports

  • m-Fin Balance Sheet Summary - Shows summarized balances for balance sheet accounts (assets, liabilities, and net assets), with page breaks by SpeedType.
  • m-Fin Balance Sheet Total - Shows summarized balances for balance sheet accounts (assets, liabilities, and net assets), with page breaks by Fund.

Trial Balance Reports

  • m-Fin Trial Balance Summary - Shows the Balance Sheet Summary and the Revenue and Expenditure Summary within one report, with page breaks by SpeedType.
  • m-Fin Trial Balance Total - Shows a summary of total assets and liabilities, as well as revenue and expenditures for an Org or a customized group of SpeedTypes within one report, with page breaks by fund.

Account Number Reports

Budget Reports

  • m-Fin Budget to Actual - Shows budget, actuals, and encumbrances with one line per SpeedType. Shows continuing and temporary budgets for each SpeedType. 

Specialized Reports

  • m-Fin LAUNCH - Shows a menu of reports given a SpeedType or Org, recommending different reports for each fund type including an all funds view.
  • m-Fin Accounting Summary - Shows the net assets and liabilities at the beginning of the fiscal year and subsequent revenues and expenditures in a one-line-per-SpeedType format. Shows current cash balance.
  • m-Fin Accounting Summary by SpeedType: Shows summarized account code information for one or more SpeedTypes, displayed in columns. Shows total budget, actuals, and encumbrance information for one or more SpeedTypes, displayed in columns.
  • m-Fin Accounting Summary Fund 34 - Shows the net assets and liabilities at the beginning of the fiscal year and subsequent revenues and expenditures for a Fund 34 SpeedType. Shows the available balance for linked CU Foundation funds.
  • m-Fin Audit Trail - Shows a summation of account code balances for SpeedTypes for specified funds.
  • m-Fin ESP Transactions - Shows Procurement Card transactions by cardholder name, with the ability to filter by vendor name.
  • m-Fin Gross Margin COGS - Shows revenue and cost of goods sold for an Org or SpeedType that sells inventory (such as a campus bookstore).
  • m-Fin NACUBO Expense Purpose - Shows budget, actual, and encumbrance expenditure amounts for an Org by expense purpose code.


  • m-Fin Org Tree Lineage - Shows the organizational tree lineage for an organizational code/node.
  • m-Fin Org Tree List - Shows the organizational tree hierarchy for an organizational code/node.
  • m-Fin Account Tree List - Shows Account Tree lists at different levels. Speedtype Look-Ups
  • m-Fin SpeedType List - Shows an attributes list of active/inactive SpeedType(s).
  • m-Fin Fiscal Roles - Shows positions and individuals that have been assigned fiscal roles (e.g. program manager, project principal) for a specific SpeedType, Organization Code, Organization Node, or Position Number. Note: This report does not display budgets, actuals, or encumbrances.  Each different fiscal role listing starts on its own page.
  • m-Fin Fiscal Role: Shows fiscal roles for a specific employee/position number, or org code(s) (pages by Fiscal Role).
  • m-Fin Source Code: Shows detailed information for a specific Source Code.
  • m-Fin Tree Zoom: Shows a top-down analysis of expenditure actuals, with the ability to drill to descending org and account trees.

Project Reports

  • m-Fin Award: Shows a one page summary of the financial activity associated with an award.
  • m-Fin Payments Received - Shows payments received from granting agencies for Clinical Trials.
  • m-Fin Payments Received Org Overview - Shows payments received from granting agencies for Clinical Trials, summarized by each project within an organization.
  • m-FIN Project Actuals Detail – Shows expenditures on a project that have occurred before or after a particular date of significance to the project.
  • m-FIN Project Expenditures by Month – Shows summarized project expenditures by month for any specified range of months, including the for the federal fiscal year.
  • m-Fin Project Financial Status: Shows an Available Balance Summary, an optional Assets and Liabilities Summary, highly summarized Expenditures summary, an optional cumulative expenditures chart, and an optional salaries, wages, and benefits section, for a specific Project (with consolidated subclasses).
  • m-Fin Project One-Liner: Shows the financial basics for a project(s) in a one-line presentation.
  • m-Fin Project Spending Trends: Shows an analysis of a Project at the Project level, rather than the SpeedType level (for projects that have subclasses).
  • m-Fin Receivables Activity: Shows detailed receivables for a Project, for any Source Code that is not from the revenue recognition process.
  • m-Fin Receivables Transaction Finder: Shows search results for a payment, by dollar amount, or Project ID, from a Project sponsor that was booked to the wrong FOPPS.
  • m-Fin Project SpeedType One-Liner: Shows the financial basis for multiple projects, in a one-line-per-speedtype presentation. This is similar to the m-FIN Project One-liner, but, for multi-speedtype projects, each speedtype gets its own line. Multi-speedtype projects are those projects using subclass.

Payroll Reports

  • m-Fin Compensation Summary - Totals pay by position.
  • m-Fin Payroll Transactions - Lists the detail accounting for pay and benefits for an employee over a range of accounting periods you specify. This detail is then summed into a compensation summary on the final page.
  • m-Fin Position Budget Report - Shows position budgets compared to payments, and monthly payments to each position over time.
  • m-FIN Position Budget II – Shows position budget transactions in comparison to the actuals transactions side-by-side over a period of time.
  • m-Fin Payroll Accounting Period: Shows summarized payroll information for a specific accounting period, by SpeedType, sorted by employee.
  • m-Fin Payroll Fiscal Year: Shows summarized payroll information for a fiscal year, displayed by month, for a specific employee or SpeedType (sorted by employee).
  • m-Fin Payroll Fiscal Year Detail: Shows detailed payroll information, for a fiscal year, displayed by month, for a specific employee or SpeedType (sorted by employee).

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