Accounts Payable Processes
- Business Expense Reports
- Personal Reimbursements
- Student Refunds
- University Bills
- Vendor Invoices
Requests for payment to individuals or outside vendors should be submitted to the Business Office by entering a purchase order into the campus database system.
- A purchase order should be completed and submitted for approval prior to purchase or commitment to vendors.
- Once the purchase or service has been rendered to the Business Office and the purchase approval process is complete, it is necessary to submit appropriate documentation. Receipts should be sent in an Expense Reimbursement Envelope (provided by the Business Office) with the purchase order number and vendor name noted on the outside. Vendor invoices must be approved before a check will be written - the date, initials of approver, purchase order number should be noted on the top right of a paper invoice, or by reply to an emailed invoice. By approving an invoice an individual is acknowledging receipt of goods and approves the final cost.
- Once all documentation (approved purchase order and approved invoice/receipts) has been received in the Business Office, a check will be produced within two business days.
- Insuffcient documentation will result in a delay of payment and may be sent back to the authorizing department for follow up.
Employees that use their personal automobiles for University business will be reimbursed for such use on a per mile basis. The current years mileage rate is determined every July 1. Automobile reimbursement (mileage only) should be requested by completing a purchase order and submitting an Automobile Expense Reimbursement Form once approval of the purchase order is complete.
Associates of NNU should submit a purchase order for reimbursement of any business-related expenses that have occurred while conducting University business. Receipts for all expenses should be sent to the Business Office in an Expense Reimbursement Envelope (provided by the Business Office). Expense receipts are reviewed by the Accounting Department and then processed for payment.