Accounts Payable (AP) is responsible for the processing of: Vendor invoices for goods and services; Prize, award, royalty, select fellowship and various other payments; Credit balance refunds for various accounts; Expense reimbursements for University employees; and Petty cash account replenishments.
Go to About Us to learn more.
The University’s new financial system, Accounting and Reporting at Columbia (ARC) is now live. We want to thank the hundreds of administrators across the University who helped bring this change to fruition.
Please use our ARC Tool Kit for information on System Access (for purchasing, Training and Tools, Reporting, and Where to Go for Help.
- Procurement Lifecycle
- Processing PO Vouchers
- Processing Non-PO Vouchers
- Foreign Payments
- Payment & Remittance Info
- Wire Transfers
- Direct Deposit
- Petty Cash
- Check Pick-Up
- Travel and Business Expenses
- Travel Advances
- Gift Expenditures
- Entertainment Expenses
- Relocation Expenses
- Supplemental Approval
- Procurement Cards
- Transaction Follow-Up
How to Follow Up on Payments
Check on the status of a payment with the below tool, which provides basic payment information as well as remittance details. Navigate to the How to Follow Up on Payments page for more information.
Also click the following link to check out what AP is Now Auditing.
For general info, see the Vendor Management website.
Are you a Columbia vendor? Use the Vendor/Payee Request Web Form to make any modifications to your information.
Need status of a pending invoice? Use the Payment Status Tool.
Want to be a CU vendor? Only current Vendors in our system are able to make modifications. If you are looking to add yourself to our system, please contact the Department that is requesting your services so that they may initiate the vendor creation process.
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 helpful for system access and to crosswalk from accounts and departments in our old system to ARC.
ARC System Access