The P-Card Office provides administrative support for the University’s Procurement Card (P-Card) program. The University P-Card program utilizes a Visa card to make purchases of goods and some services (limited by policy) of $2,500.00 or less. Using the P-Card to make purchases and provide payment is cost-effective for the University as it allows departments to:
1. Make purchases in a timely manner
2. Track expenses
3. Reduce the need for Petty Cash
4. Reduce the transaction cost of processing the purchase and the payment
Go to P-Card General Information to learn more.
ARC is the consolidated Finance system for Columbia University and includes components for Purchasing, Accounts Payable, P-Card and Vendor Profiles. ARC replaces all the Procurement legacy systems as well as the P-Card WORKS system for transaction sign-off and approval.
The P-Card Office also manages the University’s Corporate Card Program. The Corporate Card is a shared liability (i.e. card holder and the University share liability) card made available through American Express for use in business expenses. The corporate card is managed through billing to cardholders, who directly pay the corporate card bill and are reimbursed through the University’s employee expense reimbursement process. Contact the Finance Service Center for more information.
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