The Finance Division's Accounts Payable Office is responsible for verification and payment of all vendor invoices, faculty, staff and student reimbursements, and student refunds.
Carnegie Mellon's international programs and campuses also have the need to ensure that their vendors are paid timely. Therefore, all international vendor invoices are sent to International Finance to ensure that all vendor invoice payments are verified and processed for payment timely in collaboration with Accounts Payable.
With regard to international faculty, staff and student reimbursements, these are processed directly through Central Finance. However, International Finance will assist Central Finance in the resolution of any issues that relate to international faculty, staff, and/or student reimbursements.
On occasion for a variety of reasons, students from our international campuses and/or programs may be owed a refund from the university. When this occurs, these refunds are initiated and processed through International Finance in collaboration with Accounts Payable.
All invoices for international sponsors should be reviewed by International Finance prior to being issued to foreign sponsors. Each country has different tax laws and regulations which may require the sponsor to withhold taxes from payments made to CMU.
International Finance coordinates with Accounts Receivable and the Taxation Office to ensure that the international requirements and associated recording of the invoice are complete.
Mailing and Shipping (Qatar Campus Only)
International Finance offers business, personal, and relocation shipping services to the Qatar campus for all CMU-Q employees. This may include textbooks, university store purchases, inter-campus mail, personal belongings and purchases, as well as regular mail/magazine subscriptions via the USPS.
- How to Ship Packages/Mail to Qatar
- International Mailing and Shipping Guidelines [.pdf]
- International Mailing and Shipping Checklist [.pdf]
Sara Bailey or Christine Murray
Employees working in foreign locations can have unique payroll implications depending on the laws and regulations of the foreign country. Some countries may require a local payroll with monthly tax withholding and remittance to their tax authorities. Benefits which are considered tax free in the US may be considered taxable in the foreign country. Sponsors may provide additional allowances to employees working abroad. These allowances may have a tax impact on the individual’s taxes and therefore need to be administered by the CMUWorks Service Center.
In order to ensure that CMU is in compliance with the foreign country’s labor laws, International Finance, the CMUWorks Service Center, and Human Resources work together to ensure CMU’s compliance with these international laws.
Visit the CMUWorks Service Center website for all domestic payroll services.
University Procurement assists faculty and staff in obtaining timely, high quality products and services at low prices utilizing good business practices and professional ethics.
Like our Pittsburgh campus, our international campuses and programs also have the need to procure a vast array of items necessary to teach, perform research, etc. Therefore, International Finance facilitates and performs procurement related activities for our various international campuses and programs. These activities can include, but are not limited to: purchase order, procurement card, and internal campus purchases. Activities also include contracting in coordination with the University Contracts office. International Finance also has the ability to procure in all ledgers.
Visit the Procurement website for all domestic procurement services.
Travel (Qatar Campus Only)
International Finance offers employees of CMU Qatar full support and services for business related travel. The International Procurement and Travel Specialist will supply all information and travel requirements for CMU/CMU-Q travelers to Qatar.
- How to Make Travel Arrangements to Qatar
- High Level Guidelines for Travel to Qatar [.pdf]
- Required Information for Qatar International Travel [.pdf]
Michael Grimm or Christine Murray