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  • Accounting

    Accounting oversees a variety of university accounting and reporting functions, such as gift and grant; land, building, and equipment; operating and endowment investment; and general operating accounting and reporting. The department also ensures that university procedures adhere to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and strives to report on the university's financial position in a timely and accurate manner, enabling management to make optimal university resource decisions. One of the department's major annual projects is the production of audited financial statements based on the university's fiscal year-end (PDF), each June 30.

  • General Accounting

    General Accounting (GA) maintains the university’s general and subsidiary ledgers, prepares reports from these ledgers and other accounting records, coordinates external financial audits, and safeguards the university’s assets.  

    During the first quarter of 2016, information on the following activities will be added to assist you with these tasks:

    • Reclassify an Expense
    • Deposit a Check
    • Request a Report

    Accounts Payable

    Accounts Payable is responsible for the payment of properly authorized invoices and ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and university policies and procedures. The Accounts Payable staff strives to provide quality service to faculty, staff, and students by processing disbursements in a timely fashion.

    During the first quarter of 2016, we will begin adding information to help you complete the following tasks:

    • Pay for Honoraria, Guest Lecturers, and Professional Services
    • Pay for a Student Award
    • Pay Foreign Nationals
    • Pay an Invoice
    • Pay a Vendor or Independent Contractor 
    • Order Goods and Services
    • Use the Proper Accounting Codes

    Grants and Research Accounting

    Grants and Research Accounting is responsible for the management and authorization of the use of government, foundation, and private funds given to the university to further its mission. We ensure that all such funds are used only for the purposes for which they were given and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and university policies and procedures.

    In the near future, we will be adding information to assist you with the following activities:

    • Understand Grant Funding, Cost-sharing, and the Difference Between a Grant, a Contract, and a Gift  
    • Adequately Budget Grant Revenue and Spending  
    • Track Grant Revenue and Spending, or Request a Cost Transfer
    • Create or Request Changes to Fund/Org/Acct
    • Close Out a Grant