A Team Account is a CERN budget code or cost centre used for keeping track of expenditure at CERN and its corresponding external funding.
The term external funding means that the accounting entries are made on behalf of and for the benefit of the requesting Funding Agency or Collaboration. Transactions are not detailed in the CERN annual budget funded by Member State contributions.
Team Accounts should be used exclusively for professional activities in the framework of collaboration work in a CERN experiment executed on CERN's premises.
Research institutes actively participating in an experiment at CERN may request the opening of a Team Account either independently or in collaboration with other research teams.
a) Responsibility of the Funding Agency
The funding agency assigns a Team Account Manager who is responsible for the financial management of the budget code (Team Account) and who has a full overview of the transactions via the CET application.
The Team Account Manager shall ensure that all payment requests and transactions comply with the applicable rules and regulations of the funding agency.
b) Responsibility of CERN Finance (FAP-EF-TC)
CERN makes sure that the budget limit given by the funding agency is not exceeded and that invoices are paid by the funding agencies on a regular basis.
The FAP-EF-TC service also checks claim payments (SUBS, TPP, SUN, TRAV) before execution, see Information on payment and reimbursement forms (EDH claims) for details.
N.B.: CERN has formulated and adopted official policies related to integrity and anti-fraud that bind all CERN employees and partners: