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This department reports to Procurement and Strategic Operations.

The University of Chapel Hill conducts business with many domestic and foreign vendors, as well as Independent Contractors. Each has its own process of enrollment and policy, which must be adhered to when establishing these business relationships. Accounts Payable and Vendor Services manages all aspects of vendor invoicing, including:

  • New Vendors. Establishes protocols of enrollment for both Foreign and Domestic vendors into the UNC-Chapel Hill payment system.
  • Independent Contractors. Reviews and approves the enrollment of contractors who render services for the University.
  • 1099 Misc. Tax Forms. Oversight and compliance for non-employees who receive payment from the University.
  • Voucher Approvals and Payments. Reviews and approves all business entertainment and employee expenses to ensure State and Federal compliance. For information on filing employee’s expenses, see the Travel and Expenses website. In addition, we handle P.O. Vouchers (P.O.s), outside party vouchers, campus vouchers (including petty cash vouchers, independent contractor vouchers, cash advance vouchers and electronic funds transfers).

Stipend Payments

Vouchers for stipend payments must be fully approved by the Central Office and posted by the 10th of each month. It is each department’s responsibility to submit the vouchers early enough to ensure that the deadline of the 10th is met. Alternatively, stipend vouchers can be submitted in advance and be scheduled to pay by the 25th of its respective month. Stipend payments will be generated on the Friday before the 25th, or on the 25th if it falls on a Friday, depending on the month.

Services

Contact

Janet Rupert
Director, Accounts Payable and Vendor Services
104 Airport Drive, Suite 3500
Campus Box 1220

Department Email
accountspayable@unc.edu
Department Phone
919-962-0213
Department Fax
919-962-2356

News

Student Payments Moving to GradStar

April 28, 2021

Beginning Aug. 1, 2021, payments for student stipends, scholarships, fellowships, awards or any other payments that directly benefit education-related expenses for undergraduate or graduate students will no longer be paid through Accounts Payable campus vouchers.

Categories: Accounts Payable News

NEW! VCard Payments in Voucher Requests

April 12, 2021

Recently, we have launched a new virtual method of payment called VCard payments. If you see VCard as the payment method, you will not be able to change it and you can proceed as normal from that point. Everything else for the voucher process will remain the same from the department’s perspective. 

Categories: Accounts Payable News