Financial accounting

Book keeping keeps chronological, systematic and comprehensive records of all financially relevant university transactions, documenting them in the university’s book keeping system. Financially relevant transactions are, for instance, resource allocations, requests and orders from businesses, recruitment of staff, received invoices, incoming external or state funds etc.

One important responsibility of the Division of Financial Affairs is auditing. This means that book keeping checks if financially relevant transactions conform to budgetary restrictions before booking them.

Book keeping thus creates the basis for all financial transactions (all incoming and outgoing payments) of the university. It also supplies the basis for planning, preparing and implementing the university budget and finances, and settles outstanding payments with the state and external funding bodies. The records kept by book keeping are also fed into the cost accounting systems and into the decentralised financial information system QIS .

Book keeping is further responsible for keeping track of stock withdrawals and workshop services (glassware, chemicals, warehouse etc.), billing and clearing phone expenses as well as invoicing third parties for using university services (use of rooms, reimbursement of costs etc.).

If you have any questions about book keeping, the unit’s responsibilities and the services it provides, please contact Ms Wißkirchen (director) and her team.

Contact persons

Director of Financial Accounting

  •   E-Science funding program
  •   Junior Professor Program
  •   KIM
  •   Structural and Innovation Fund
  •   Grants from the European Union
  •   Excellence Cluster Humanities
  •   Relocation costs

Birgit Wißkirchen

Phone: +49 7531 88 2290

  • Quality assurance resources
  • “Hochschule 2012” funding programme
  • Master programme 2016
  • Extra resources for teaching
  • DFG overhead funding
  • Training courses/lectures and events/research
  • New facilities and equipment
  • Public relations

Susanne Frenz

Phone: +49 7531 88 2296

  • Events/exhibitions at Schloss Salem
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Contract research for the federal state
  • Contract research Psychology
  • Federal projects
  • DFG Research Grants
  • Lighthouses/Teacher education

Anita Hauser-Küstner

Phone: +49 7531 88 3257

Ute Schludecker

Phone: +49 7531 88 4051

  • Resources for research and teaching
  • Basic funding
  • AFF funds
  • Student assistants, material resources and investment resources
  • Construction measures

Marita Mahlbacher

Phone: +49 7531 88 2661

  • Building and energy management
  • Excellence Initiative funding line
  • Safety and environmental legislation
  • International relations
  • University of Konstanz guest houses
  • All central units
  • Funds from available resources

Uta Schuster
Phone: +49 7531 88 4301

  • University sports
  • Promotion of student affairs
  • Research assignments subject to VAT
  • Resources for cross-sectional administrative tasks (business requirements, equipment and facilities, vehicle fleet, travel expenses of the administrative staff, mixed expenses)
  • Library service centre (BSZ)

Sophia Schauren 

Phone: +49 7531 88 3095

  • External contributions for general purposes, to promote research and teaching and for special purposes from other chapters including university sports
  • Funding for research and teaching - general cost centres
  • Building measures
  • Library Service Centre (BSZ)
  • Billing of telephone calls

Maximilian Schauer
Phone: +49 7531 88 2498

  • Offsetting transactions, stock withdrawal as well as billing for telecommunications services

Manfred Küderle

Phone: +49 7531 88 2334