Accounts Payable (AP) is responsible for the processing of: Supplier 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.
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Accounts Payable has a 3 business day backlog of TBER vouchers to audit for payment. We are auditing TBERs received on 9/13.
For all other vouchers, we have a 4 business day backlog. We are auditing invoices and check request vouchers recieved on 9/12.
If you need to request a rush payment, please complete a rush request via the Service Catalog in Service Now.
- 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
- Corporate Cards
- Transaction Follow-Up
- Pending Transaction Clean-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 related resources.
ARC System Access