Controller's Office
Processing Financial Transactions

Payment of Invoices, Reimbursement of Expenses

  • Most purchases made by the University are on account and will be paid upon presentation of appropriate supporting documentation. Original receipts or invoices are examples of appropriate supporting documentation. Payments are made with checks generated by the computer system on a daily basis. Checks are then available for mailing or distribution as required. Sometimes, an invoice or document lacks adequate space to write clearly the account coding and required signature. In such a situation, a Check Requisition Form is required (see also Check Requisition Procedure). Allow five (5) working days to process the payment.

    Responsibility

    It is the responsibility of the department to verify the quantity and condition of the goods received and the dollar amount stated on the face of the invoice. If there is a discrepancy, contact the Purchasing Office or the vendor, depending upon how the purchase was made.

    Payment (Invoice Without a Purchase Order)

    The original invoice should be forwarded to Accounts Payable as soon as possible to assure prompt payment and avoid unnecessary finance charges to your department budget.

    On the face of the invoice, please write clearly the following information for it to be processed.

    A. Account Coding
    B.Amount of Payment
    C.Authorized Signature and Date
    D.If the invoice lacks space to write, attach the invoice with Check Requisition Form (see instructions for completing the form here)

    Payment (Invoice With a Purchase Order)

    When goods are received by the department, the pink copy of the purchase order should be attached to the original invoice with completed information as indicated above before sending to Accounts Payable. Accounts Payable will compare price and quantity on the invoice with the PO, and if satisfactory, pay the invoice and release the encumbrance from the department budget. When the department approves the invoice(s) for payment, Accounts Payable assumes that goods/services are received in good order by the department.

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    Contact

    Phone: 206-296-5880
    Fax: 206-296-5896

    Mailing address:
    901 12th Avenue
    Box 222000
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090

    Location:
    O'Brien Center for
    Athletic Administration
    1218 E. Cherry Street
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090