Procurement & Distribution Services
Accounts Payable

Prudent, Accountable Financial Management

Welcome to the Case Western Reserve University Accounts Payable Department. We pride ourselves on prudent stewardship of precious university financial resources, and discharge our duties in a rigorous, fully accountable manner. We oversee timely payments to the university’s outside vendors and to its employees, as well as process payments to student accounts. Our goal is to always provide efficient, friendly service to our internal and external clients, in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures.

The types of payments processed by Accounts Payable include: advances, payment requests, petty cash custodial accounts, reimbursement of non-travel expenses and student reimbursements. CWRU payment terms generally are net 45 days from the date of invoice, but shorter terms apply for minority-owned and small business enterprises. Employees, however, are paid through direct deposit, usually within three to five days after submission for reimbursement.