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Administrative Accounting

Purpose Statement

The Accounting Department provides effective accounting services to ensure compliance with institutional policies, applicable laws and regulations.

  • To safeguard the assets of the university by the innovative use of resources & collaboration with internal, external customers and stakeholders.
  • To assist the university in meeting departmental goals, as well as campus wide business goals, while supporting the university Strategic Plan.

The Accounting Department strives to serve the university community in a professional and efficient manner by timely processing financial transactions, providing accounting and financial management services, and producing financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of Liberty University.

For general assistance, contact the Accounting Office at accounting@liberty.edu.


HR Disbursement vs. Request for Check Forms

Some payments made by the University are paid through Human Resources (HR) instead of Accounts Payable (AP).  Due to the nature of these HR disbursements, and the signatures required on Request for Checks (RFC) for these types of payments, we have been requested to implement a form specific for HR Disbursements.  Please visit the HR Disbursement vs. Request for Check Forms page for more information.

Reconfirmation of the Contract Policy:

Per the President’s direction the following announcement is EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

All contracts for Liberty University products or services are to be reviewed by Procurement prior to execution.  The only personnel authorized to sign contracts are the President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President for Finance or designated personnel in the Procurement office. THE UNIVERSITY WILL NOT RECOGNIZE NOR BE BOUND BY CONTRACTS SIGNED BY ANY OTHER PERSONNEL.

Contracts should be properly routed for review and execution. Please visit the Contracts Office webpage for additional information or contact them directly at contracts@liberty.edu or 592-7050

Important Links:

Review the full Contracts and Policy Procedure.

To assist in the proper routing of contracts, users can utilize the contract routing form, available here: Contracts Routing Form

All other Finance related policies can be found on Financial Planning & Budgeting’s Policies and Procedures page.

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