Finance ensures that SPU has effective financial controls in place and that monies are spent in accordance with the University’s mission. Please reach out to Finance with any questions about faculty, staff and student payroll; accounts receivable (including setting up new ways to receive payments), accounts payable (including queries about contracts and purchasing) and financial analysis and reporting. Although Finance does not directly handle student finances and tuition, all other University business comes through this area. Finance reports to the Office of the VP for Business and Finance.

Mileage Reimbursement Rates

  • 1.1.24 Standard Mileage Rate for miles driven January 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024 is 67.0 cents/mile.
  • 7.1.23 Standard Mileage Rate for miles driven July 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 is 65.5 cents/mile.

Training Available

  • Questions on how to use JIRA for Finance Transactions? PCard queries?
  • Reach out to the Finance team for training.

Recent Updates

  • Purchase Orders are required for all purchases $25,000 or more. 
  • Signatory Authorities have been replaced with Purchasing Authorities. Find out if your position has Purchasing Authority here: Purchasing Authorities Levels - Updated 11.27.23