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Financial and Accounting Policies

For your reference, the university's financial and accounting policies are listed below.


  • The Anti-Bribery policy provides guidance to departments and schools regarding bribery and other improper payments in the conduct of Northwestern University business operations as required by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Bank Deposits, Preparing and Making

Budget Reconciliation

Charitable Donations and Fundraising

Expenses, Payments, Reimbursements and Refunds

Equipment Inventory and Disposal

Gifts, Faculty and Staff

Human Subject Payments

Identity Theft Prevention

Journal Processing

Mobile Communications and Home Computing

Petty Cash and Change Funds

Prizes and Awards


Travel, Entertainment & Courtesy