NAU Advantage 3 Financial

Welcome to the Advantage 3 Financials (Advantage) website. This site will provide you with the most current information available regarding Advantage.

Advantage is NAUís system of record for financial transactions created directly in the system and those interfaced from subsidiary systems. Advantage modules encompass chart of accounts, general accounting, purchasing, accounts payable, travel, budgeting and cost accounting. Transactions entered through these modules are posted to the systemís accounting journals and ledgers, which in turn serve as the basis for the Universityís annual financial statements and other reporting requirements. The following departments serve various roles in maintaining the system:

  • Comptrollers's Office - serves as the primary steward for Advantage. It is responsible for maintaining the base chart of accounts and system control tables.
  • Purchasing Department - responsible for maintaining the purchasing functions, including vendor maintenance, recording of fixed assets and certain Accounts Payable functions.
  • Budget Office - responsible for establishing and maintaining budgets for departmental units.
  • Sponsored Project Accounting - responsible for post-award accounting for grants including budgeting, indirect cost recovery, billing and collections.
  • Information Technology Services - the Advantage technical team provides technical support for Advantage batch processes, security configuration and problem resolution.

Advantage functionality is primarily driven by the systemís vendor CGI/AMS. Upgrades and fixes provided by the vendor will be implemented at least once a year and possibly more often if determined necessary. If the delivered functionality does not meet NAUís business processing needs, system modifications will be evaluated and implemented based on direction by the NAU Financial Change Management Committee.

Transactions processed through Advantage are subject to Policies & Procedures set forth by the Comptrollerís Office and Purchasing department. All Advantage users should refer to these policies and procedures when processing transactions through Advantage.

Comptroller's Policies & Procedures
Purchasing Policies & Procedures


An ďAdvantage Documentation WebsiteĒ has been developed and is now available for end users. This website provides background information on Advantage use and instruction on processing Advantage end-user documents and general navigation. If you cannot find the answers you're looking for on this site, you can phone the Advantage Help Desk at: (928) 523-4357 or e-mail ďASK-FAS@nau.eduĒ

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