All of the staff in the Business Office are here to assist you with any aspect of your university budget. This website was designed to provide guidelines, information, and instructions. As always, you are welcome to contact any of the staff for assistance and answers to your questions.
This department is responsible for the preparation of university financial statements, accounting reports, and other financial information requests. It manages the financial aspects of all state, federal, and private grants and contracts. The accounting department staff processes biweekly payroll for faculty, staff, and students. It also oversees the cost allocation process for goods and services supplied by on-campus departments.
This department is responsible for the payment of all goods and services to vendors. Accounts Receivable This department is responsible for the billing of tuition, fees, residence hall, and student loans. It puts the charges on student accounts, prepares invoices, collects payments due for loans, and distributes financial aid to students. The cashier's office receipts payments and deposits.
The contract administrators are responsible for executing contracts such as professional/technical, income, joint powers, and inter-agency agreements.
Payroll - Faculty and Staff
This department is responsible for managing faculty and staff payroll functions. Biweekly payrolls are processed. Payroll : Students All paperwork pertaining to the employment of students on campus (both graduate and undergraduate students) is processed in the student payroll office. Payroll questions may be directed to the student payroll manager regarding international student employment, graduate assistantships, work study, W-2 forms, time sheets, etc.
The Purchasing Department is responsible for the purchase of all goods and services to the campus community. It advises internal departments on regulations mandated by the State of Minnesota, MnSCU, and WSU Purchasing Policies and Procedures. The department is the central point for the bidding of major purchases.
The travel director processes all travel requests including airline tickets, conference registrations, and expense reimbursements. This office also provides assistance to employees regarding travel policies and procedures.