From this gateway, you can easily access all Finance Division departments as well as any related policies, forms, contact information, systems help, and announcements.
Go to About Us to learn about who we are, and what we do.
Accounting and Reporting at Columbia or ARC is the University's financial system.
Please navigate to the ARC Tool Kit for information on System Access, Training and Tools, Reporting, and Where to Go for Help.
Here are some commonly used links within the Gateway. For full site access, use horizontal navigational buttons at top of page.
- ARC System - Setup & Entry
- Account Structure: Chart of Accounts
- Accounting Services
- Accepting Payments
- AP Payment Status & Remittance
- Capital Equipment & Assets
- Capital Projects
- Cash Handling and Deposits
- Closing Guidance
- Credit Card Merchant Services
- Buying and Paying
- Budget Process
- Effort Reporting
- Financial Authority (DAF) Info
- Financial Reports
- Financial System Access
- Follow Up on a Payment
- Foreign Payments
- Global Support
- Internal Controls
- Insurance and Risk Managment
- Month-End/Year-End Close
- Payroll Administration
- Petty Cash Info
- Reporting Basics
- Risk Management
- Sponsored Projects Finance
- Student Financial Services
- Tax Compliance
- Tax Withholding Info (Payroll)
- Travel & Business Expenses
- Treasury Services
- Unclaimed Property
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It is our goal to ensure that everyone at the University with finance related responsibilities is trained to effectively perform day-to-day activities.
We can provide you with a single point of contact to help you with system, training, process, policy and procedural questions.
Click on the Global Support button for helpful information on administrative matters related to Columbia University’s work outside the U.S.
ARC tool kit
Click on the tool kit button for everything you need to get started in Accounting & Reporting at Columbia (ARC), including training and support. Selected quicklinks below are also provided for system access info and for navigation to useful tools and related resources.
ARC System Access
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