The Catholic University of America

Office of Accounts Payable

We are committed to providing excellent service to both our internal and external customers in an energetic and courteous manner, as well as to ensuring accuracy in the processing of vendor invoices, reimbursements, and check requests.

It is our intention that the information we provide you on this webpage will aid you with the payment process.



  • Direct Payment Requests
  • Vendor Invoices
  • Employee Expense Reimbursements

Business Purpose: Definition

The definition of a "business purpose" is the way in which a particular good or service supports the University's mission of education, research, and public service.  It is an essential component of expenditure documentation.  When using University funds or requesting a reimbursement from University funds, documentation of a clear business purpose is required so that an approver, reviewer and /or auditor, may reasonably conclude and agree that the expenditure is an appropriate business expense. 


Documentation Requirements

We process checks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Service Commitment

Travel Page - Form, Policies and Links

Forms and Procedures

Finance Orientation Materials

Payment Policies

Expense Account Codes (PDF)

Mileage Rate and Other Travel Links



We are located at:
150 Leahy Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Fax: 202-319-5848
Questions on Payments
Vendor Applications

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Lisa David

Staff Members
Charlene Robinson
202-319-5847       Vendors L-Z

Coti Chapo

 202-319-5851 Vendors A-K
Petty Cash

Lorieann Eaddy

202-319-5853  Travel advances; Reimbursements
Procurement  Services  

Have questions for Accounts Payable and want to meet face to face?  Come to AP-GA-Procurement Q & A Sessons:

Where: Leahy 100


October  8/th      11-12

November 12th    11-12

December 10th    11-12

No RSVP required.

Finance Training Schedules -2014

Here are the times and locations of the next several trainings so that you can mark your calandar. Required RSVP:

Wed 9/3- 10:00-11:30- PRYZ 321 MODULE A (see sections Below)

Wed 10/1- 10:00-11:30- LEAHY 100 MODULE B
(see sections Below)

Wed 11/5-10:00-11:30 LEAHY 100 MODULE A

Wed 12/3-10:00-11:30 LEAHY 100 MODULE B


CUA Account Chartfield

Common Reports

Budget Office

General Accounting

Website and policies


Accounts Payable

Procurement Services

Treasury Services

Grants ( only sometimes-depends on audieance)