Announcements

Email Communications

Financial Operations and its reporting units disseminate important information regarding process changes, financial policy updates and service availability.

Examples include information about:

  • fiscal year end
  • tax forms
  • major updates for travel and expense policy
  • vendor processing enhancements
  • office closures

We attempt to match the message with the audience that may benefit from the information using listserv groups and custom email distribution lists.  

Systems Status

Information about the technical status of the University's finance (NUFinancials, NUPlans, iBuyNU), facilities (FAMIS), and research administration (InfoEd, NUFinancials) systems are managed by the NUIT Administrative Systems unit, Finance, Facilities, and Research Administration (FFRA). For more information visit their Email Option webpage or the NUIT service status website.

Listserv vs. Targeted Messages

The Financial_Operations Listserv is used for the dissemination of high-priority, but infrequent messaging about business process or policies.

Listserv Membership:

The membership of the Financial_Operations listserv is updated on a regular basis to automatically include new employees with NUFinancials transaction processing ability greater than simple expense report processing.   You do not need to actively join the list in order to receive communications, the process is automated. Of the approximately 15,000 users, approximately 4000 are listserv members. 

Examples include:

  • year-end deadlines
  • major travel expense policy updates

The intended audience targets NUFinancials users with transaction processing ability greater than simple expense report processing.

Targeted Email:

The majority of email messages from Financial Operations units are sent based on your functional role within a specific area. The frequency varies depending on the fiscal calendar or as needed by project. 

Examples include:

  • training for vendor requests
  • changes to the chart of accounts request process
  • deadlines for processing specific transactions. 

Email lists are created using criteria specific to the role and responsibility of the recipient.

Subscription Information

Visit the NUIT website for additional information about listserv maintenance and related policies.

Subscribe to this list, send an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.it.northwestern.edu

  • Subject: <leave blank>
  • Body: SUBSCRIBE FINANCIAL_OPERATIONS  FirstName LastName
  •  Do NOT include a signature in the email body

Unsubscribe to this list, send an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.it.northwestern.edu

  • Subject: <leave blank>
  • Body: UNSUBSCRIBE FINANCIAL_OPERATIONS
  • Do NOT include a signature in the email body