ES Financials

Business owner: Finance & Business Services

ES Financials is used for University financial management.

It is a Tier 1 ANU Enterprise System governed by the Program Management Group. A business solution management information system known as ESP Financials supports the accounting operations and financial management of ANU. ESP stands for Enterprise Solutions Project, a product of Oracle-Peoplesoft.

The central feature of ESP Financials is the general ledger, which comprises a comprehensive and detailed recording system with associated ledger maintenance and financial reporting capabilities.

Closely integrated with the general ledger are the major transaction processing modules, including the primary subsidiary ledgers for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Asset Management.

These provide facilities for:

  • OneStop Receipting System - recording of receipts;
  • Accounts Receivable - for the management of ANU debtors and income receivable;
  • Accounts Payable - for the management of ANU creditors and amounts payable;
  • Asset Management System - for the management of the University's plant, equipment, motor vehicles and artwork; and
  • Inventory System - for the management of the University's stores (being stores of consumable items such as machinery parts, scientific instruments and other such stores of consumable goods).

Logging into ES Play

To access a sandbox to familiarise yourself with the ES Financials system, please log into ES Play.

Assistance with Financials

The Business Solutions Office (BSO) within Finance and Business Services is responsible for the University's Financial Management Systems, including ES Financials and OneStop Receipting.

Business Solutions Office help desk

  • Monday to Thursday - 9-12.30pm and 1.30-5pm
  • Friday - 9-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

Call the help desk

Ext. 54321 and follow Option 1 (Central Services), Option 3 (Enquiry about Finance/HR/StudentAdmin), and Option 1 (Finance)

Email the help desk

Log a job via the web

If you have a problem with ES Financials/OneStop Receipting you can log a job online at Service Desk.


ANU Enterprise System Tier 1

Governance group

Program Management Group


Information Technology Services

  • Management of contract with supplier
  • Systems admin support with supplier and systems documentation
  • Management of Server space and backup requirements
  • Integration with other relevant ANU Enterprise Systems in accordance with the ANU Enterprise Architecture
  • Managing downtime, software patching and installation of enhancement
  • Performance and application monitoring

Business owner

  • Maintenance of relevant ANU Policy
  • Specification of business requirements

Embedded Support Team

  • End user training and support, including user documentation
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Enabling and removing individual's right to use the system


  • Communication of requests to supplier
  • Delivery of requested enhancements/bug fixes within an adequate time frame
  • Disaster recovery planning