Marquette University CIP Project Process Flow Document 1. Departments initiate requests for capital expenditure. 2. Budget Office receives capital project proposal request which includes account setup form, a detailed scope, and cash flow by month. If the project was approved in the capital budget (and therefore approved by the board), Budget will forward the request to the Comptroller staff. 3. If proposal was not approved/included in the capital budget, the budget request must contain Senior Management written approval and funding source(s). If approval is not included in the request, the Budget Office will return the request and notify the Vice President of Finance. 4. Budget Office forwards approved capital project detail to Comptroller’s Office who reviews and prepares project analysis to determine capital vs. operating expense, as well as any environmental liability costs (FIN 47) included within the project budget. After review, Comptroller’s Office returns project analysis to Budget Office for communication to project owner(s). 5. For projects $25,000 or greater, Comptroller’s Office assigns a CIP account in the general ledger and forwards to the Budget Office, who notifies departments of the CIP account number. Costs are then recorded to the project as incurred. 6. The Budget Office confirms with the respective project managers that projects are complete. A list of completed projects to capitalize is provided to the Comptroller’s Office. 7. Budget Office removes any remaining budget dollars for completed projects. 8. Upon receipt of the list of completed projects from the Budget Office, the Comptroller’s Office prepares an updated CIP summary, and forwards it to respective project owners for status updates. 9. Project owners must review CIP summary and reply back to Comptroller’s Office within two weeks of receiving the report and provide status updates including: o If completed, date of completion, o If not completed, % complete, estimated date(s) of, an updated cash flow, and other useful information about open projects. 10. Once a project is complete, project managers must initiate capitalization process by completing an electronic sign-off form and submitting to Comptroller’s Office (see attached). Proj cap sign-off form.xlsx 11. If the following criteria have been met and project owner has not yet initiated the capitalization process, Comptroller’s Office will initiate process and notify all parties (project owner and Budget Office): o no invoices have been charged to project during prior 3 months o open project is deemed to be 90% complete or more o asset(s) has been in service for 3 months or longer At such point, project owner must identify/quantify any remaining invoices to be accrued to project and communicate this information to Comptroller’s Office. Any subsequent invoices not identified prior to capitalization will be treated as operating expense.