The Office of Financial Operations

The Office of Financial Operations is currently closed to the public until further notice. You may still contact Office of Financial Operations personnel via phone and email. A personnel directory is available.

The Office of Financial Operations provides services to the university community in the areas of Accounts Payable, Financial Accounting, and Grant and Special Fund Accounting.

In these capacities, Financial Operations staff members ensure the timely payment of university obligations, monitor compliance with budgetary constraints, provide for access to financial information by financial managers, prepare financial reports to outside agencies, maintain general and specialized accounting records, and ensure compliance with various federal, state, Pennsylvania State System, and university financial policies and regulations.

Accounts Payable

Assistance in processing all IUP invoices

Export Control

 Information on complying with Federal Export Control Regulations

Federal Income Tax Exemption Letter for IUP

Explanation of IUP's exemption from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 115

Grants and Special Fund Accounting

Offers assistance with managing funds from outside agencies and university funds designated for special purposes

Purchasing Card

This may help you in purchasing items for $1,000 or less. (The Purchasing Card must be used for most commodity purchases costing $500 or less.)

SAP Finance Production Systems

SAP (Software Applications and Programs) is the accounting system for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. 

Staples Advantage

Information on the Staples Advantage Web-based system for ordering office supplies


Information about IUP travel policies and procedures and the Travel Card


Decrease in Reimbursement Rate for Use of Personal Automobile

The reimbursement rate for  use of a personal automobile for official State System travel has decreased to 56.0 cents per mile effective January 1, 2021.

Deadline for Travel Vouchers: Travel June 6-June 30, 2020

All FY 2019–20 Travel Expense Vouchers for travel from June 6, 2020, through June 30, 2020, must be received in the Travel Office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Deadline for Travel Vouchers: Travel Prior to End of Day June 5, 2020

All FY 2019–20 Travel Expense Vouchers for travel prior to end of day June 5, 2020, must be received in the Travel Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020.

Travel Insurance

Please purchase travel insurance on all future travel for university business. You will be reimbursed the cost of the insurance.

Cancellation of Travel Arrangements

If your university travel plans are cancelled due to circumstances such as a conference cancellation and/or travel ban, please follow the instructions at the Travel Services Office to secure refunds of travel expenditures or prevent unnecessary costs.