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Accounts Payable - Approval Signature File


Policy and Procedure

Subject Area: Disbursements
Policy Title: Approval Signature File
Policy / Procedure No: A/P012
Responsible Office: Accounts Payable
Purpose: To maintain an accurate file of employees who have the authority to approve payments from their department's budget.
Documents Needed: Memo sent to A/P from Dean, Director, or department head.
Special Instructions: Memo from Dean, Director, or department head should be sent to A/P with notification of staff departures, new hires, and transfers.

This procedure is carried out whenever there is a change in the personnel responsible for approving payments.

Contact Person: Director of A/P, Finance, x2652.

PURPOSE: To maintain an accurate file of employees who have the authority to approve payments and expenditures from their departments.

SCOPE: All University employees responsible for processing invoices.

POLICY:
1. Dean, department head, or director must notify A/P, in writing, of any changes to his/her Signature File.

2. If the dean, department head, or director does not give A/P an up-to-date listing of approved signatures for his/her budget, then A/P will not process invoices and will return invoices to the department.

PROCEDURE:
1. Dean, director, or department head writes a memo to Accounts Payable with the following information for each update to the signature file: account number, employee's name, signature, and dollar limits for signature.

2. A/P staff updates the signature file for the affected account number.