SMU Financials


SMU Financials is a web-based application that allows approved individuals to manage the financial debits and credits for their department.

This application is only accessible from the SMU Network. Therefore, off-campus access requires a VPN connection.


Getting Started

Permissions and Access

SMU Financials access should be requested by your Financial Officer. Once your financial officer submits their request and we are notified that you are ready for training you will receive information on how to access the SMU Financials course.

Q-Drive Access

Important financial reports and queries are stored on the Q drive. Therefore, it may be necessary for some individuals to have access both to SMU Financials and the Q drive reports. Access to the Q drive must be requested via the Online Support Center by the supervisor as well.

Training and Assistance

Training is provided by the IT Training & Communications team. In addition, the Controller's Office provides support for SMU Financials. There are various training documents and information on the Controller's website in addition to those shown here.


Documentation and Training

Detailed documentation for Financials.SMU is available on our wiki.

If you require access to the Financials.SMU system, a request must be made through the IT Help Desk. Permissions will be granted once the appropriate training has been completed.