The accounts payable staff is responsible for making payments owed by the college to suppliers and other creditors. There are three basic functions of the accounts payable department: vendor payments, student payments, and employee business expense reimbursements.
- Checks are mailed and direct deposits processed each week on Friday.
- Disbursement requests must be received by the business office by noon on Wednesday to be paid the following Friday. Please see the news and announcements section for any changes to this published schedule.
To avoid delays in processing your disbursement requests, follow these guidelines, further policies can be found here:
- Reimbursement requests must be submitted within 30 days after returning from a business trip or incurring a travel or entertainment expense, but no later than 60 days after incurring the expense.
- Receipts must be itemized, show date of purchase, and include proof of payment.
- Vendor invoices must clearly state the vendor name, remit to address, and the amount due.
- Statements, packing lists, quotes, order confirmations, and estimates are not acceptable forms of support for payment.
- Gift card guidance: The IRS considers all gift cards as taxable income. All gift cards must be reported to the IRS as income; there is no de minimis amount that is allowed to not be reported.
In some instances, it is acceptable to use gift cards, such as
- A raffle prize.
- In exchange for student participation in an event where they would not otherwise be paid as a student employee (e.g. survey participant, focus group participant, or panel member).
In these cases, if you purchase gift cards with college funds for students, staff, or faculty, you must report it to the business office so it can be reported to the IRS. Please upload a copy of this form (Excel) with your receipt and your request for reimbursement in Etrieve. If gift cards were purchased by P-Card, email a copy of the gift card form to email@example.com. Gift cards will be reported annually on form W-2 for faculty and staff recipients and on form 1099 for student recipients. Please direct questions to the business office.
Disbursement Documentation Requirements
|Expense Type||What to include with the payment request?|
|Personal vehicle used for business travel||
|Catering (not provided by Bon Appetit)||
|Fees and services paid to domestic individuals and entities (non-corporations)|
|Fees and services paid to domestic corporations||
|Fees and services paid to international individuals and entities–work performed outside the U.S.|
|Fees and services paid to international individuals–work performed inside the U.S.||
Disbursement Request Forms
Submit a disbursement request form to the business office by logging into Etrieve Central.
- As of June 1, 2021, all disbursements must be submitted via Etrieve Central—emailed and paper requests will no longer be accepted.
Vendors can continue to upload documents containing confidential information such as W-9 and direct deposit forms to the business office File Robot.
To avoid delays in processing your payment requests please follow these guidelines:
- Provide the correct ORGN and account numbers.
- Ensure all requests have department approvals.
- Include all required documentation listed in the document requirements above.
Etrieve Central is a browser-based, mobile first management system for electronic forms and documents. Documents are routed to users via workflows for review and approval.
Contact the business office if you want to schedule a training session for your group or department.