Accounts Payable

Welcome to the Georgetown University’s Accounts Payable Department website.  The Accounts Payable Department is a functional part of Georgetown Sourcing & Procurement Services (GS&PS). Accounts Payable’s mission is to provide timely and accurate payments while providing responsive and quality services to the University Community, vendors, and students, in accordance with established policies and procedures. 

Accounts Payable is primarily responsible for processing payment documents related to Purchase Orders, Check Requests, Supplier Invoices, using the Payment Request process (Payment Requests) as well as expense reimbursements made to University employees.  Functions of this area also include the following:

1. Printing and distributing checks

2. Monitoring vendor statements

3. Researching returned checks & ACH

4. Processing credit invoices

5. Maintaining permanent records of backup documentation for payments

6. Providing assistance and direction to departments in settling disputes with vendors

7. Providing follow-up services on outstanding payments and resolving problems which may arise

8.  Verifying that adequate backup documentation exists prior to authorizing the release of checks to vendors.

Great News!!

Effective February 1, 2019, Departments will no longer be required to complete the paper Miscellaneous Payment Form and submit it via email to Accounts Payable. Instead, requestors will simply log directly into GMS to create a payment request, attach supporting documentation, and submit for approval and payment in GMS.

This new process will improve process transparency, reduce time to payment, and increase efficiency. To provide time for training on the new process in GMS, the following email accounts will be closed as of February 8, 2019 and will not be reviewed for submitted requests after that date:  

A webinar training is scheduled on January 24 at 11:00 a.m. The registration link for this webinar is

In addition, a training video will be provided prior to our go-live date.  The job aid can be viewed at  This will help to guide you through in more detail and clarify instances where a Purchase Order should be utilized instead of a Miscellaneous Payment Form. 

We recognize the importance of maintaining productive relationships with the University community and our suppliers, and we strive to provide professional and courteous service to both our internal and external customers while ensuring an expedient disbursement process.

Direct Accounts Payable questions to or 202-687-4848.