This page is a compilation of NYU finance related resources intended for quick reference for NYU school and business unit Fiscal Officers.
The following communication was sent to the eReq system community on 12/12/14
In order to strengthen financial controls, and implement purchasing practices consistent with other large institutions of higher education similar to NYU, a revised policy and process regarding the self-approval of requisitions (e-Reqs) is being implemented.
Effective December 15, 2014 any e-Reqs over the threshold of $2,500 may no longer be self-approved.
Self-approvals are defined as those e-Reqs where the individual entering the requisition and the final approver are the same person. Changes have been made within the e-Req system that will stop the approval from occurring if an e-Req that is greater than $2500 is being both entered and approved by the same individual.
E Reqs that are $2500 or less will not be subject to this new process.
For those departments that have a current approval hierarchy in place that requires those e-Reqs less than $2,500 to be approved by more than one approver this process will remain in place.
Splitting one requisition to a supplier that is over the $2500 threshold into several requisitions to enable self-approval is not permitted.
For any questions regarding this new process please feel free to contact Bob Dayre, Associate Director Procurement Operations at x 81031 or at email@example.com.
December 12, 2014
The following communication was sent to Fiscal Officers on 11/24/14
It has come to our attention that, due to system errors, the following issues regarding student payments have occurred:
Issue: FICA (OASDI and Medicare) taxes have been incorrectly withheld from some students’ recent paycheck(s).
COMPLETE: The system error was corrected so that FICA taxes will not be incorrectly withheld from the impacted students’ paychecks going forward.
IN PROGRESS: Impacted students will be refunded for the FICA taxes withheld incorrectly.
Issue: 100% of some students' pay was incorrectly charged to 51118 (Federal Work Study), when the pay should have been split between 51118 (25%) and the project (75%).
We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be reaching out to you and impacted students in the coming days with more information, including dates when the corrective actions listed above will be complete.
If you have any questions about these issues, please contact PeopleLink at AskPeopleLink@nyu.edu or call 212-992-LINK (5465) and enter 289327.
NYU Payroll Department
November 24, 2014
The Global Banking & Cash Management Team is excited to announce that NYU is transitioning to a new payment card program with Bank of America. The implementation is part of a multi-phase effort.
Phase 1: Replace purchasing and central travel cards
Phase 2: Replace Amex with travel cards from Bank of America.
- Small Pilot Group rollout in early January 2015
- University wide on a rolling basis throughout the Spring semester
- A revised payment card policy (to be released early 2015)
- Use of a new on-line system for reviewing, approving and reconciling transactions
What will not change?
- Will remain a corporate liability program
- NYU will continue to make payment for authorized, policy compliant transactions
If you have any questions regarding the new payment card program, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll share more information and training materials soon, stay tuned!
November 14, 2014
Enrollment of new suppliers and individuals at NYU has been centralized within the newly formed Supplier On-Boarding Team which resides in Procurement.
As part of the FO&T supplier on-boarding process announced by Stephanie Pianka in August, the forms used to enroll suppliers and individuals have been updated. The updates include hyperlinks to additional online forms needed to complete the on-boarding process at NYU.
One particular area identified in delaying the enrollment process is ensuring the inclusion of the W-9 form with an authorized signature when payment for a good or service is being made. Each form requiring a W9 to be submitted with it now contains a link directly to the IRS W-9 and the Tax Compliance Notification form (for non-US individuals and entities).
In addition to these new hyperlinks, all the supplier and individual on-boarding forms and resources are available in one place on the Fiscal Officer’s Corner page on FinanceLink. Just click on the Supplier On-Boarding Resources expandable under “Related Resources” to find all the links for forms, related instructions and resources for the supplier or individual on-boarding process.
If you have any questions in regards to supplier onboarding, you can email the Supplier On-Boarding Team in Procurement at email@example.com or 212-998-1030. Or you can contact Bob Dayre, Associate Director of Procurement Operations at 212-998-1031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 22, 2014
In an effort to secure and streamline departmental purchases made at the NYU Book and Computer Stores, the paper, approved purchaser “lists” maintained by the Stores will be retired immediately.
Going forward departmental purchases made at the NYU Book and Computer Stores can be made using the following widely utilized and easy to use methods:
Option 1: iBuy Marketplace
- Registered users of the iBuy Marketplace can place their orders with the NYU Computer and Book Stores from their offices, or from the kiosk at the stores and have the items delivered, or held for pick up. This method utilizes the workflow built in to the eReq system to ensure that proper budgetary approval is received for the purchase.
- Non-registered users can utilize the iBuy Shopper feature. iBuy Shopper is a feature that allows non-registered users to browse/shop in the iBuy Marketplace using their NYU Home net id and password (eReq profile is not required). Once a shopping cart is created in iBuy, it can be emailed to your department approver for ordering.
For any questions regarding the iBuy Marketplace please contact email@example.com.
Option 2: Purchasing Card (P-Card)
- The NYU Purchasing Card is utilized for low dollar purchases, and is accepted as a payment mechanism at the NYU Book and Computer Stores for purchases under $2,500.
- Please check with your department administrator to ascertain if your department currently has a P-Card.
For any questions regarding the P-Card please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Option 3: Pre-Paid Cards
- Pre-paid cards (up to a value of $250) may also be used for purchases at the NYU Book and Computer Stores.
For any questions regarding Pre-paid cards please contact Mike Wallace at: email@example.com.
October 6, 2014
Effective with the FY13 Year-End Close, open POs in Funds 10, 12, 14, 16, 20 and 60 will no longer be closed after Accounts Payable completes processing for the year. Instead, these POs will be brought forward to FY14 and budget-checked against the chartfield for which they were requested creating an FY14 encumbrance. This addresses two pain points with year-end processing: 1) invoices submitted against POs closed by the old process after year-end require numerous AP / School / Department interaction to correctly charge the payment; and 2) vendors using the new JPMC automated payment tool will submit electronic invoices for closed POs and will encounter processing issues, thus delaying payment.
If a school or department wishes to close a PO for Funds 10, 12, 14, 16 or 20, please follow the instructions available on the Purchasing website. The deadline for submitting any PO close requests for these funds is Friday, September 27th. Please submit any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 14, 2013
This course focuses on Unrelated Business Income, or UBI, and why it is important that the University reports this income accurately. The activities that generate UBI, including a 3 part UBI test to help determine if any of your income-producing activities generate UBI; The types of activities that are exceptions to the UBI rules, with an example of each; And common University activities that require interpretation to determine whether or not they will generate UBI, including an example of each. After completing this course you can download a pdf reference guide that includes all the information in this tutorial, plus additional examples of common University activities that may generate Unrelated Business Income.
Who should take this course: University Fiscal Officers, their designees, and all employees who are responsible for their department’s financial activities
Course Duration: 15 minutes.
You can access this training in iLearn, which can be found on the Work tab on NYUHome.
Business Payment Form (BUS5000)
Expense Breakdown Sheet (Travel) (EXP2000T)
Payment to Individuals Form (IND4000)
Student Expense Reimbursement Form (EXP2000S)