Reserve Analysis


Reserve Analysis is an analysis of existing resources to provide transparency into campus' reserve balances and allow us to better frame how we can enable their use for investment in our highest priorities.

Because it is such a valuable exercise, the Financial Planning and Analysis team, in partnership with the Divisional Finance Leaders, will continue to gather, review, and report on reserve balances on an annual basis.

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  • Guidelines (PDF)
    • Detailed information on how to complete the templates
  • Categories (PDF)
    • Definitions, examples, and questions to ask related to the fund and usage categories
  • Templates (Google Drive)
    • The reserve analysis templates were placed within the Divisional Folders, under the FY2023-24 Budget Process folder
  • Demo: V-Lookup (XLXS)
    • This is a sample file to demonstrate how to link the identified Fund Categories and Usage Categories columns from the prior year submission file to the current year template
    • Please review those categories again and make sure both categories still apply to the current business purpose
  • FY2024-25 Reserve Analysis Workshop Presentation (PDF)
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Office Hours

The Budget and Financial Operations team is offering office hours via Zoom to answer questions regarding the Reserve Analysis exercise:

  • January 11, 2024, 11AM to 12PM
  • January 25, 2024, 11AM to 12PM
  • February 1 2024, 11AM to 12PM

Reserve Analysis Office Hours Sign Up Form