Access Roles and Responsibilities

Learn About Your Roles:

To learn more about the roles included in your profile, please use the Cognos report GE007 – User Security Profile. Please visit the Role Descriptions page for more information on each role. The Role Descriptions page has a long description of each role related to your job duties. 

Training for Your Roles

After determining the areas related to your job duties, the "Getting Started" page can help direct you to training for your financial role(s).

Financial Systems users can log in to the NU Portal or FFRA Systems Gateway with their NetID.

Additional Guidance on Performing Your Roles

To stay current on all applicable policies and procedures please review the following regularly:

We are all responsible for supporting and maintaining strong financial controls including that roles and system access are appropriate.  Maintaining controls includes the timely notification to Financial Operations IT (FOIT) Security of promotions, transfers, and terminations to ensure access is updated as appropriate. We recommend a quarterly review of security and workflow reports by managers to verify the roles, user access, and authorizations in their respective areas.  

If you have any updates, questions or concerns, please contact our FOIT Security Administrators Lysa Lei or Lisa Matsumoto at:

Email (preferred): foitsecurity@northwestern.edu 
Phone: 847.467.3777
Fax: 847.467.3070