Procurement-to-Payment

Who handles what in the procurement-to-payment process?

This chart summarizes the functions of key central departments in the procurement-to-payment process from a transactional perspective.

Accounting Services (Transaction Processing) Purchasing Resource Services Accounts Payable Procurement Card
Process requests to add vendor to NUFinancials Approve requisitions when central approval is required (for requisitions in NUFinancials of $25,000 or more) Process invoices for goods and services Issue Procurement cards
Make changes to vendor profiles in NUFinancials Manage the PO dispatch process to vendors Process on line vouchers Manage chargeback process
Process requested changes to POs Process employee and guest expense reimbursements

Establish and manage Preferred Vendors

Manage iBuyNU
Key Contacts:
Elizabeth Gladic, Manager: 1-5338 Jim Konrad, Director: 1-8121 Guy Wilson, Manager: 1-4445 Mary Hallissey, P-Card Manager: 1-5340
General Questions: 1-8120,  purchasing@northwestern.edu Customer Service: 1-7339 Aaron Whetstone, P-Card Accountant: 7-0749