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Open Finance Classes for Sept.-Dec. 2021

Aug 25, 2021

The following DFA classes are available from September 2021 through December 2021 and are open to any person interested in learning more about Cornell accounting/finance policies.

The revised Business Expenses policy is now available

Jun 24, 2021

University Policy 3.14, Business Expenses has been updated to help you identify the most prudent use of these funds as well as the approvals that are required prior to spending resources.

Three procurement process improvements aim to relieve administrative burden

Aug 31, 2020

The Procurement Advisory Committee this past fiscal year completed three projects to reduce administrative burden and improve the procurement process.

Announcing new interim University Policy 3.2, Travel Expenses

May 13, 2020

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of the new interim University Policy 3.2, Travel Expenses, which replaces the previous policies 3.2, Travel Expenses and 3.3, Travel Expenses for Concur Users.

COVID-19 Response: DFA’s coverage expectations

Mar 18, 2020

As President Pollack has issued the statement asking units to complete and implement emergency response plans by March 20, we in the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) have completed our plans and have implemented remote work for as many of our staff members as possible as of Tuesday, March 17.

Issuance of New University Policy on Financial Internal Controls

Nov 20, 2019

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of University Policy 3.26, Financial Internal Controls. This policy is sponsored by Executive Vice President and CFO Joanne DeStefano, and administered through the Office of the University Controller.

Procurement restructures in step toward simplifying procurement processes

Aug 26, 2019

Procurement and Payment Services recently restructured its organization in a step toward fulfilling a strategic initiative to simplify the procure-to-pay process.