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Accounts Payable Procedures

Receiving Procedures

  • Once merchandise is received, immediately review the purchase order to determine if it is complete and if it requires an equipment number.
  • If a PO is incomplete, and the department chooses to pay the invoice,mark the items received and indicate the quantity of those items. Make a photocopy of the Accounting Copy of the PO and sign and date the copy, then forward it to Accounts Payable with the invoice.
  • If a PO is complete, sign and date the Accounting copy of the PO and forward to Accounts Payable with the invoice.
  • If the PO contains equipment, please contact Crystal Beach to acquire an inventory number for the item(s). Record the equipment inventory number on the Accounting copy of the PO and forward to Accounts Payable with the invoice.

Overpayment of Purchase Order Items

The Accounts Payable Department is authorized to overpay a purchase order item with department head approval of an invoice if:

  • Budget is sufficient
  • The overpayment is equal to or less than 10% of the original amount or $100, whichever is less, and does not violate any purchasing limits.
  • Overpayments that exceed budgets or are more than the above limits must follow the same authorization as the original requisition through purchasing.

Check Writing Cut Offs 

  • Accounts Payable checks are currently written on Wednesday and Friday, and are usually mailed the same day, or on the next working day.
  • Approved purchase orders and requisitions will be paid with 45 days of receipt of invoice in accordance with State Procurement law.
  • Please note these cut offs help us make timely payments to you and all our other vendors.




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