Banner is the world's most widely used collegiate administrative system suite. Here at VCU, Banner integrates the student, finance and human resource systems. Banner Finance was specifically designed for higher education fund accounting and is the University's central repository for all financial data.
On this page, you can find Banner Finance reference materials in the left menu and quick how-to links below. Most of the materials on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You can download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader from
If you are looking for more comprehensive full length training presentations, please visit the Banner Finance Training page, http://www.controller.vcu.edu/banner/bannertraining.htm
Need help with a topic not covered here? Contact us at VCUFinance@vcu.edu or call the Banner Finance Help Desk at 828-0388.
How Do I . . . .?
Learn the basics?
Get Banner Finance access?
Pick the best internet browser for Banner Finance?
Customize my Banner form names?
What are Banner forms?
What are Banner indexes (org codes) and accounts?
What are Banner document types?
What are Banner rule classes (rule codes)?
What is organizational hierarchy?
Enter and approve transactions?
Receive a purchase order in Banner Finance?
Approve a document (journal voucher, budget entry, encumbrance removal) in Banner Finance?
Approve a document (journal voucher, budget entry, encumbrance removal) in Banner eServices?
Make a budget entry?
Do a journal voucher?
Do a cash receipt (enter a deposit)?
Remove an encumbrance?
Use Banner Forms to make Fixed Asset adjustments?
Find Banner Finance reports?
Run a Fixed Asset Inventory Report?
Run a budget status, transaction or organization hierarchy report in Banner?
Find Monthly e-Print reports for my index (org)?
Run a report for my index (org) in the VCU Reporting Center?
Manage my Banner indexes (orgs)?
Reconcile my Banner index (org)?
Use the Research Dashboard to manage sponsored programs (courtesy of SOM)?
Complete a fixed asset inventory?