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Stewardship

1.9.1 Signature and Financial Approval Authority

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The Stanford Board of Trustees’ fiduciary responsibility for university activities includes a duty to act as a responsible steward of all university resources. This policy sets forth a framework governing the assignment of responsibility to individuals throughout the university. It is designed to provide the appropriate oversight, accountability, and transparency to ensure that commitments of university resources are executed appropriately and in accord with applicable laws, regulations and university policies. 

3.8.2 Account Balance Attestation

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This Guide Memo section outlines the policy and responsibilities for attesting to account balances in the University’s general ledger and the Statement of Financial Position.

3.8.1 Account Balance Reconciliation

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This Guide Memo section outlines the policy and responsibilities for reconciling account balances in the University’s general ledger and the Statement of Financial Position.

4.1.1 Gifts to the University

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Stanford University relies upon gifts from alumni, parents of students, friends, corporations, associations, and foundations to meet a substantial portion of its operating costs. This Guide Memo outlines policies on procurement, classification, management, and use of gifts.

3.1.2 University Funds

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This Guide Memo describes the University's funds and budgets.

3.1.1 Responsibility for University Financial Assets

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This Guide Memo outlines the roles and responsibilities of various University officers and organizations in managing the University's financial assets.

2.4.5 Protection of Property

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This Guide Memo outlines departmental responsibilities for safeguarding University property.

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