Some frequently asked questions by faculty and staff at Goshen College:
- How do I request a check for payment or reimbursement?
- How do I access the department budget report?
- How do I access designated or restricted account reports?
- How do I get a travel advance?
- How do I pay people who provide a service?
- What are my responsibilities as a GC credit card holder?
1. How do I request a check for payment or reimbursement?
Request forms are available online (Accounting Forms). Reimbursement requests must have receipts attached. Payments will only be made on final invoices, not quotes or order confirmations. Complete account numbers and signatures must be on the request. Payments will not be made until Accounting has received correct and complete paperwork.
2. How do I access the department budget report?
You must be granted access to view account information. Contact Angela Swartzendruber for more information. There are two ways to access this information:
- Log in to myGC and click on “Employee Tools.” Click on “Budget Manager” link under Employee Tools on the blue bar. Then click on the “Lookup GL Account Information“ link in the middle of the page. Under “Account Number Selection,” type in the full or partial account number. Enter the date range, and click on the “Go” button.
- Log in to GC Online and look for the “Employee Services” box. Click on “Display Account Information” and select the accounts you wish to view.
3. How do I access designated or restricted account reports?
A GC Online a report is available that gives the detail transactions for designated and restricted activities. Under the section “Employee Services”, choose the report called “Restricted and Designated Account Detail Report”. Click on this report and it will ask you to put in a date range. The data in the system will go back as far as July 1, 2000, and will be as current as the day you look at it. Click View to view the transactions in the accounts for the designated and/or restricted activities for which we have set you up as the owner.
Also available at GC Online is a Summary report. You will need your Purpose code (last four digits of any designated and/or restricted activity’s account numbers). This report gives the balance in each account, as well as the unique feature of giving an “Available Balance” for the designated and/or restricted activity. It is not possible to determine the available balance in your designated activity from the Detail report.
4. How do I get a travel advance?
You may get travel advances from the cashier up to $50. Greater amounts may be allowed when requested a week in advance. Travel advances are charged against your faculty/staff account until the funds are returned. Receipts and proper signatures must accompany the return. Each advance must be cleared before another advance is granted.
5. How do I pay people who provide a service?
This could include referees, help with camp, classes, guest speakers, painting, planting, bus driving, etc. Paying them depends on their role with the college:
- Current employees: An HR payroll stipend form must be completed and sent to HR. The stipend will be added to their next pay.
- Student workers: Submit a completed payment requisition to Accounting. The stipend will be added to their next pay.
- Someone outside the college: Have the person complete a W-9 form. Send their W-9 with your completed payment requisition to Accounting.
6. What are my responsibilities as a GC credit card holder?
Please review the agreement you signed when the college provided the card.