Buying and Paying at Temple University is a seamless process spanning the 'procurement to pay' cycle. Our Accounts Payable team ensures all payments and reimbursements processed by the department are done accurately, timely, and in compliance with university, federal and state rules and regulations.
What is Accounts Payable?
Accounts Payable is an integral part of Temple University Controller’s Office. As a full-service center, the department is responsible for issuing all non-payroll disbursements in accordance with the university, federal, and state rules and regulations. Our objective is to provide the highest level of customer services to faculty, staff, students, and external customers.
The accuracy and completeness of Temple University’s financial statements are dependent on the accounts payable process. A "well-run" accounts payable process will include:
- Timely processing of accurate and legitimate vendor invoices
- Accurate recording in the appropriate general ledger accounts
- The accrual of obligations and expenses that have not yet been completely processed.
Departments are required to submit all invoices, credit memos and statements received by the vendor to Accounts Payable timely so Accounts Payable can process in the correct period and fiscal year. If the order requires a receiver, the receiver must be entered within 48 hours of when the goods have been received. Receivers are entered in TUmarketplace under the Purchase Order.
Temple's purchasing department procures goods and services for our university community customers in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Wherever possible, Purchasing endeavors to add value to the procurement process by negotiating with vendors, consolidating purchases to attain volume discounts and by identifying and choosing alternative, qualified suppliers.
Commitment to Service
Accounts Payable is committed to process all proper invoices within five business days of receipt, or when goods and services are received. Our commitment to customer service includes a personal response to all inquiries within 72 hours.
The Paying Process: Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable @ TASB: 2450 West Hunting Park Avenue, Room 1-108
Phone: 7-2048 or 215-926-2048 Fax: 7-2046 or 215-926-2046
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Theresa C. Cook, Director, Accounts Payable
Lydia Perez, Assistant Director
Carmen Corsino, Supervisor Control Operations
Lamaas Lattimore-El, Supervisor Payment Processing