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If Policy or Procedure has been changed, and is not reflected on these pages, the most current approved document will be in effect. We will make every attempt to update these pages in a timely manner. If you find a topic that needs to be updated, or included, feel free to contact us.
Accounts Payable Topic: Payment Vouchers
Ensure that the payee has been approved and entered into the Advantage Financial System by Purchasing.
The payee must provide a W-9 before a vendor number will be assigned.
The Payment Voucher (PV) form is used to direct Accounts Payable to pay a vendor, reimburse an individual, or replenish an authorized fund. Generally, this document is used to pay for after-the-fact purchases. It may not be used in place of University purchasing procedures.
There are two versions of the PV form in use:
These forms must be ordered from Reprographics. You may use a computerized version of this form (such as the one provided here), however, you must use the document number from a pre-printed form.
This is a computerized version of the PV. Unlike the "PVC" form above, you do not need to order copies from Reprographics. In order to use these forms, you must register and obtain a list of valid PV numbers for your department; at that time you will be given a version of the PV.
For more details, please contact Yvette Walton at 895-1143
Policy and Procedures
How to complete a Payment Voucher:
Call Purchasing at 895-3521 to request a Vendor Application
(Substitute IRS Form W-9)
Complete the appropriate fields for Vendor Code, Name, and Address
Fill in your contact information
If the payee is an individual, ensure that a valid W9 is on file.
If the check is not going to be mailed directly to the vendor, note your requested check disposition
The "Document Text" is used to for notes on specific transactions. For example:
Who is being reimbursed or hosted
Why was a PV used instead of a purchase order
When is this membership, or subscription started
Where is the function being held
What previous order does this cross reference
The Account Lines
Fill out the complete account line for this transaction
Use one account line per invoice or receipt
Be certain that you specify the Object and Sub-Object codes
Briefly describe the transaction for this account
Note the account number, membership name, or
transaction reference for the vendor
Use the Document Text when more space is needed
Copy the Vendor Invoice number on the back-up documentation
Specify the entire dollar amount for this account line
If an invoice is being paid on two or more account lines,
specify only the amount being paid with this account
Total all the account lines and fill in the appropriate field
Obtain the signature authority for the referenced accounts
Signature authorities may not self-endorse their PV, obtain
a supervisory approval when appropriate
If a grant account was used, submit the documentation for Grants and Contracts approval
Memberships and Licenses may require Dean or Director approval
Listed below are the most common uses for the Payment Voucher followed by some key points unique to that particular transaction:
Memberships, Dues and Licenses
Invoices referencing a "2T" purchase order: This PV confirms that the department received the goods/services ordered.
An original copy of the vendor’s invoice must attached.
Petty Cash Replenishment
Miscellaneous Employee Expense Reimbursement (Non-Travel): Reimburse employees for out-of-pocket expenses incurred.
The original receipt must be attached.
Host Reimbursement: Charged to a designated Host Account or an Interview and Recruiting Account.
An original copy of the vendor’s invoice must be attached.
The name and affiliation of each person hosted must be
cited on the receipt, on an attached page or on the PV.
Miscellaneous Student Reimbursements: Dormitory and telephone deposit refunds.
Must be charged to a Revenue Source and Sub-Revenue
The receipt number of the original deposit needs to be
entered in Invoice field on PV form.
The complete name, social security number and
non-campus address of student is required.
An original and complete copy of the completed registration
form and complete copy of the conference brochure needs
to be attached.
Complete invoice is required
telephone payments need to be authenticated by the
dean/director/chair that all calls were for official business
cellular payments need to be authenticated by the user
that the calls were made for official UNLV business.
A check or money order by the person who made any
unofficial calls payable to "Board of Regents/UNLV"
should be attached for any unofficial calls made.
A university purchase order was not used for the transaction
A P-card was not used for the transaction
An original copy of the vendor’s invoice with a description
of each item purchased must be attached
An explanation why a purchase order was not used must
be listed under the document text
Some things to keep in mind:
If the payee is a new vendor, the vendor needs to complete
and IRS Form W9 and attach it to the PV.
A Payment Voucher may never be used in place of a valid
Signature authority for a PV may require more than the
signature authority for an account
For any questions, please contact the Vendor Team
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