Accounts Payable Services
Our staff processes invoices from external suppliers as well as all non-payroll payments to faculty and staff.
Payment request is an online payment tool in PeopleSoft for paying invoices under $10,000. This tool has strict guidelines and a payment matrix for allowed types of payments.
Purchase Order Invoices
Purchase Orders issued through PeopleSoft will require an invoice for payment and/or receipting in the system. Invoices are typically received in the department and should be forwarded to Accounts Payable immediately upon receiving. If the Purchase Order requires receipting in the system, this should be done immediately upon receipt of the goods in order to not delay payment.
Payments to Individuals (Honorariums, Reimbursements and Stipends)
US Citizens - Honorariums are payments made in recognition of acts or professional services for which custom or propriety forbids a price to be set. These payments are only considered honorariums if a contract is not in place for the services being provided. If a contract is in place then you must utilize the Requisition to Purchase Order process. Honorariums that meet this definition will utilize Payment Request in PeopleSoft. Please see International Payments to Suppliers for more information on International Honorariums.
Employee and student reimbursements reimburse employees and students for non-travel related expenditures such as supplies, food, abstract fees and other job related expenses. The Employee Student Supplier Form may be emailed to email@example.com when completed.
Stipends are payments made as one time or periodic payments as a part of scholarship or fellowship allowance granted to a student. They can also be for fixed payments as part of employment (i.e. cell phone stipends).
AP uploads are a way to pay a supplier or individual. If you have 10 or more payments in one of the following categories, the AP upload is available instead of keying each payment into payment request:
- prizes and awards
- services rendered
- preceptor payments
Regular vs. Single Pay
Use the regular payment worksheet [xlsx] for payments that have a supplier ID and either an invoice number or date of service (participants, stipends, services rendered).
Use the single pay worksheet [xlsx] for one time payments where no supplier ID is needed (refunds, payroll).
Cash advances are payment types that are issued to advance funds for educational programs (study abroad), trips, research participants and athletics team travel. All cash advances must be settled within 30 days of the ending period for the advance.
Royalties and commissions are payments made by one party to another in exchange for the right to use intellectual property or physical assets for which work is typically copyrighted or patented. All royalty and commission payments will utilize payment request in PeopleSoft.
Journal Vouchers (JV) are used in PeopleSoft to adjust or correct posted and paid vouchers. These adjustments or corrections may include but not limited to, departments, funds, accounts and distribution amounts. The use of a Journal Voucher will allow corrections and adjustments to be connected directly with the original voucher. The following procedure and JV Form will provide information to you for preparing Journal vouchers. All information for a Journal Voucher may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also attach any supporting documentation with the email request.