About This Site

Welcome to the Finance website, where you can find resources, tools, and information related to your Finance needs at Columbia University. This website is organized both by functional topics and business unit responsibilities. Included below is an overview of how information is organized throughout the site. 

Finance Topics Layout Explained

Below you will find an overview of how the department-based website content has been organized under topic-based pages. The groupings listed below can be found under the menu item, Finance Topics. These topics pages may combine information from multiple related departments.

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Buying and Paying

Procurement Services can be found under the topic of Buying and Paying. This page includes content from the following departments:

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Travel and Expense

Travel and Business Expense related information, including booking travel and creating an expense report in Concur (Columbia's travel and expense management system), can be found under the topic of Travel and Expense. 

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Accounting Operations

Financial Reporting and Operations can be found under the topic of Accounting Operations. This page includes content from the following departments:

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Payroll

Payroll related content can simply be found under the topic of Payroll. Its respective business unit is also named Payroll

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Tax and Unclaimed Property

Tax, and Unclaimed Property can be found combined under the topic of Tax and Unclaimed Property. This page includes content from the following departments:

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Banking and Cash Management

Global Treasury Operations can be found combined under the topic of Banking and Cash Management. This page includes content from Global Treasury Operations only. 

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Audit and Risk Management

Internal Audit and Insurance and Risk Management can be found combined under the topic of Audit and Risk Management. This page includes content from the following departments:

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Budgets

Budget related content can simply be found under the topic of Budgets. Its respective business unit is the Office of Management and Budget.

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Sponsored Projects: Post-Award Administration

Sponsored Projects Finance and Effort Reporting can be found under the topic Sponsored Projects: Post-Award Financial Administration. This page includes content from the following departments:

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International Operations

Global Support related content can simply be found under the topic of International Operations. Its respective business unit is also International Operations.

Finance Departments Explained

Each department manages its own Department page, which contains information specific to its area while also linking back to its respective Topics page family. Aside from Topics pages, users seeking information can also visit individual Finance Department pages, which only contain content specific to each department (and exclude other related functions).

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