Gateway to Finance provides guidance about the purchase-to-pay process at Temple. The team in Purchasing and Accounts Payable can help with navigating TUmarketplace, Concur and TUportal if you are an employee; as well as how to become a business partner with the university. Our objective is to provide the highest level of service to faculty, staff, students and external customers.
More information on Purchase Orders, Procedures to guide you, as well as quick links to Temple's Purchasing Card ("Pcard") documents
We strive to partner with a diverse set of vendors to obtain quality goods and services at competitive prices. Firms interested in doing business with Temple University should review the following terms prior to submitting business information for consideration
Payment and Invoice Processing
Accounts Payable is a full-service center 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 service to faculty, staff, students, and external customers. The accuracy and completeness of Temple University’s financial statements are dependent on the accounts payable process.
Departments are required to submit all invoices and credit memos using Concur Invoice in a timely manner so they may be processed 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. Vendor statements should be forwarded to Accounts Payable’s dedicated email box: [click-for-email]
Travel and Expense Reimbursement
It is the policy of Temple University to reimburse travelers for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred during approved Temple Affiliated Travel. Procedures for Travel and Expense Reimbursement provides detailed information regarding travel reimbursement. More information is available for faculty and staff on the Budget and Finance page of TUportal under Travel.
Vendor Account Information
Temple University conducts business with external vendors and merchants around the globe. Vendors may create accounts with Temple University for many common processes and information needs related to handling payments, procurement of services and managing transactions. We strive to consistently meet the needs of our university customers and vendor partners. Creating a vendor account is the first step in helping us serve your vendor needs. Vendors can now find all necessary forms and resources on Vendor and Business Partners Quick Links.