Accounts payable – new procedural arrangements
Since 1 August 2013, University of the Arts London transferred financial processing to Agresso Business World, their new finance and accounting system.
With the implementation of the new system, Purchase Ledger was centralised and from that time, all supplier documents are to be sent to the Central Finance address and invoices should show additional information to identify the origin of any invoice.
As a consequence of the transition to our new system, we have reviewed central Finance Accounts Payable processes and this has resulted in changes, set out as below.
1. Account and document management:
1.1. The University’s Accounts Payable team in Central Finance are responsible for processing all invoices and credit notes.
1.2. Suppliers are required to ensure all original invoices are emailed and/or posted to the University’s Accounts Payable Team only and not to individual colleges or departments.
1.2.1. Postal Address:
The University of the Arts London
Central Finance Accounts Payable
5th Floor The Granary Building
1 Granary Square
London N1C 4AA
1.2.2. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.3. If you have any enquiry, the university purchase ledger team contact details listed below should be employed to direct your enquiry in the first instance:
1.3.1. General enquiry
Supplier name within alphabet section A to C
Tel: 020 7514 6208
Supplier name within alphabet section D to F
Tel: 020 7514 6296
Supplier name within alphabet section G to I
Tel: 020 7514 6036
Supplier name within alphabet section J to L
Tel: 020 7514 7157
Supplier name within alphabet section M to O
Tel: 020 7514 6168
Supplier name within alphabet section P to R
Tel: 020 7514 6294
Supplier name within alphabet section S to U
Tel: 020 7514 8130
Supplier name within alphabet section V to Z
Tel: 020 7514 6034
1.3.2. Account Update - change requests pertaining to any of the following requisites must be formed on official company headed paper:
a. Change of company/trading name
b. Change of trading address
c. Change of company/trading bank details (copy of bank statement, cheque or paying-in slip is required)
Requests should be posted to the address listed in 1.2.1 above, or sent by email to: email@example.com
1.3.3. Procserve eMarketplace/Procurement enquiries should be directed to:
Tel: 020 7514 8021
2. Invoice and credit note processing:
2.1. Please note, to prevent undue delay, all invoices and credit notes sent to the Accounts Payable team must quote:
2.1.1. A valid university purchase order number;
2.1.2. The purchaser’s name/contact details; and
2.1.3. The college/department to which the invoice relates.
2.2. Suppliers are also required to note:
2.2.1. Delivery of goods and/or services to the University should only be carried out upon receipt of a valid university purchase order;
2.2.2. Failure to comply with the instructions listed under clause 2.1 may result in the invoice not being paid or payment deferred until the University can validate the invoiced transaction; and
2.2.3. In the absence of a valid purchase order, the University will not be liable for additional charges levied as a result of late payment legislation.
3. Invoice payment:
The BACS method of facilitating supplier invoice payments offers the advantages of simplicity, security and reliability and for these reasons the vast majority of our suppliers are paid via this means.
If your invoices are currently paid by cheque we would encourage you to submit your bank details to facilitate payment by BACS, rather than by cheque.
If you would like to receive payments by BACS, please contact your respective university purchase ledger representative (as in section 1.3.1 above).
You will be required to supply your bank account details as a copy of a bank statement, cheque or paying-in slip
Please also let us know your accounts e-mail address at the same time so we can forward remittance advices.
4. Order processing:
If our orders to you are sent to the wrong e-mail address and if you have an alternative which is more appropriate, could you please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.