Accounts Payable Advisory No. 63

Accounts Payable Advisory
Office of Operations
Bureau of State Expenditures
Advisory Name
Category Codes
Date Issued
Date Last Updated


Selecting Category Codes in the Statewide Financial System (SFS)


Guide to Financial Operations (GFO), Chapter XI-A, Section 1.B - Category Codes


In the SFS, the category code is used to identify the specific goods or services that are being purchased. Agencies should choose the category code that best represents the classification of the goods or services being purchased to (i) ensure the correct account code defaults onto the transaction, (ii) validate purchases and (iii) accurately track and report spending information. Please refer to GFO, Chapter XI-A, Section 1.B - Category Codes for more information.