Accounts Payable

The System and the auditors have requested that all transactions be processed through the Accounts Payable system to provide consolidated information for audit purpose, maintain internal controls and to maintain accurate vendor information for the University. 

Exceptions to normal processing must be requested to the Director of Accounts Payable with a reason/justification for rush processing.

Please call the Accounts Payable main line or email for any questions you have on any Accounts Payable related items.

The Vendor Create Department has added a link where you can check any vendors/individuals that have been added or updated within the last 30 days. Check for Vendor Updates or Additions

*Please note:  Effective immediately Accounts Payable-related forms will be accepted via campus mail or scanned through e-mail to the Accounts Payable e-mail box (AccountsPayable@UHCL.edu). This includes Gift Card Request Forms and invoices.

Procurement Encumbrance Adjustment Forms are required for the release of cost center encumbrances. Both the form and instructions for completing the form can be accessed here.

Attention Business Coordinators:  Voucher notifications will be e-mailed to the Business Coordinators instead of being mailed. This includes employee travel reimbursement vouchers, bookstore purchases, etc.

  Purchase Voucher Guidelines
 
  • When purchasing goods or services for amounts over $1,000, a purchase order is required. Items for $1,000 or less can be paid with a purchase voucher or procurement card (p-card). Please check with your Business Coordinator for approval before proceeding with a purchase.
  • Purchases over $500 must include verification that the tax status of a vendor was checked, either by including documentation or adding to the voucher comments, that tax status has been verified. 
  • Memberships, subscriptions and registration fees are processed regardless of the dollar amount.
  • Any computer related item or equipment must be approved prior to making a purchase (Please see the P-Card Program Cardholder User Guide for exceptions to this requirement. The Guide can be accessed on the Procurement Card web page.)
  • State sales tax is not reimbursable. Prior to making a purchase, please obtain a tax exempt certificate from UHCLProcurement@uhcl.edu.
  • All business meal or entertainment reimbursements must have itemized receipts. Tips are limited to 20%.  Any tips exceeding 20% are not reimbursable.  A list of attendees is required for groups of 10 or less and the name of the group/organization is required for groups of more than 10.
  • Alcohol must have prior written approval from the appropriate Vice President or President.
  • Reimbursement is limited to payments made by cash, personal debit or credit cards or personal checks. Gift cards or store credit cannot be reimbursed.
  • Gift card request forms must be signed prior to purchasing a gift card.
  • Flowers may be paid/reimbursed through Accounts Payable for retirement, employee hospitalization or illness, birth of a child or death of an immediate family member with departmental approval.
  • Awards, plaques, trophies must list names of recipients.
  • Comments portion of voucher needs to include Who, What, When, Where, Why and the benefit to UHCL or business purpose. Membership and subscriptions payments must include beginning and ending dates.
  • Prompt pay law:  Invoices received by departments must be date stamped upon arrival. This is related to the prompt pay law and is important in determining when interest should be accrued for late payments.
  • Mount all receipts or other attachments with tape onto an 8 ½" x 11" paper, carefully taping all sides without taping over printed information. For multiple receipts, please attach calculator tape to assist with auditing of the voucher.
  • All reimbursements require original receipts or other proof of payment (cancelled check, credit card or bank statement). Be sure to black out any sensitive information since sensitive information cannot be uploaded into PeopleSoft.
  • Please allow 10 business days before calling Accounts Payable to follow up on a payment. 
  • All reimbursements must be submitted within 60 days or the reimbursement will be taxable to the employee. If the reimbursement is over 60 days, please have the employee fill out an Exhibit B form which can be found at: www.uh.edu/finance/pages/forms/htm 
  Reasons for Voucher denial
 
  • Signatures not legible and not printing names next to signatures
  • No itemized receipts
  • Amount on receipt/voucher does not match and no reason stated as to why
  • Wrong address – doesn't match invoice (for checks)
  • Dates incorrect from what invoice states
  • Goods receipt date and acceptance dates are not the same
  • No comments written or not enough of the five "W’s"
  • Account codes incorrect
  • Wrong invoice number
  • Sensitive information on supporting documentation
  • Need a statement as to why paying late
  • Sam’s Club – not providing a statement as backup to show account number and remittance address

 

Contact
  • Accounts Payable

    Phone: 281-283-2130
    Fax: 281-283-2156
    Email:AccountsPayable@uhcl.edu

    North Office Annex II (NOA II)
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 105
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Fall & Spring
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Summer
    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - Noon