Cost Centres

Cost centre codes are used to record expenditure against core departmental budget. Core budget is allocated by the University itself and can include permitted use of reserves.

uBASE cost centre codes are six digit numeric codes (eg 345678) which are linked, within uBASE, to the host departmental ‘Profit Centre’ code. When using core cost centre codes, there is no separate departmental identification code to be input or quoted by the user.

Core cost centre codes only record EXPENDITURE.  Income should be credited to non-research project accounts (or Work Breakdown Structures – WBS codes). There are a VERY limited number of circumstances when it is possible to credit a payment to the University to a cost centre and guidance is outlined in dealing with income.


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Who to Contact
A Finance Manager supports Academic Departments or Professional Services Departments with queries relating to departmental expenditure and budgets for non-research activities including cost centre expenditure. Research Finance provide support for academic departments for research activities.