Accounts Payable

The accounts payable department is responsible for meeting all financial obligations of the university including payroll and travel expense refunds.

To ensure payment within terms stated on invoice, all invoices MUST be mailed directly to accounts payable (see contact us) or email directly to

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November 8, 2013

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New Accounts Payable Process Commencing July 1, 2013

Accounts payable will be scanning ALL invoices into the OnBase system for storage and retrieval prior to entry into the PeopleSoft Financial System. The new process reduces paper, eliminates filing, provides accountability of ALL invoices sent to Salem State University, and attaches scanned images to the PeopleSoft financial AP system.

Any invoice requiring approval(s) will be forwarded to the department via email with a scanned copy of the invoice. The department may then just return the email with appropriate approvals to AP to continue the payment process. Upon completion, all such documentation will reside in the OnBase system with access through PeopleSoft. Hopefully, you will find this easier and a more efficient way to process vendor payments. No longer will staff have to use interoffice mail, faxed copies, manual delivery of invoices, or make copies of invoice information. 

Invoices should be mailed directly from the vendor to: 

Salem State University
Attn: Accounts Payable
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970-5353

Or invoices should be emailed directly from vendor to:

Questions? Please contact the staff in accounts payable as follows:

    Paula Blanchard        ext. 6018              Travel reimbursements/advances/vendors O-Z
    Marlene Ellison         ext. 6016               Discount vendors/utility vendors 
    Edna Milton               ext. 6850               Payment vouchers/vendors A-N
    Kristen Valenzuela    ext. 6130              AT & T/accounts payable adjustments 
    Karen Johnson           ext. 7620

Original Signatures
Effective immediately

Approval Guidelines:
“ORIGINAL Signatures” of the designated approver are the only method of approvals that are accepted at Salem State University for any form of approval (payment voucher approvals, invoice approvals, purchase requisition approvals, time sheet approvals, contract approvals, all travel form approvals and ALL other forms needing approval.) All exceptions will be sent back to the department for “original” signatures.

Not accepted forms of approval:
Rubber stamp approvals
Approvers “on behalf of” unless there is written notification on record with the accounts payable department.

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