Office of Finance & Administration
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 370
Washington, DC 20016
Suite 372, 202-274-4472
Suite 371, 202-274-4062
Suite 370, 202-274-4066
Suite 370, 202-274-4060
Suite 370A, 202-274-4061
Procedures for Accounts Payable are based on federal laws, filing requirements for the IRS, and American University policy. The purpose of these procedures is to ensure that all WCL funds are disbursed and recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. All faculty and staff members are expected to comply with procedures.
The Accounts Payable Department handles all activities associated with payment for purchases and issuance of all non-payroll checks. Accounts Payable generates checks for:
- Prepayment of conference fees, membership dues, and subscriptions
- Purchase Orders
- Cash advances
- Contracting for services
- Personal reimbursements (checks over $100)
Payments to individuals for services require a social security number, a permanent address, and a current ratified Professional Services Agreement form. Contractual services are processed on a Disbursement Request form.
Tax Exempt Certificates
The Tax Exempt Certificate is used to purchase tangible property without paying sales and use tax.
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