Business Office

The Business Office oversees the Law School’s fiscal management, including all accounting, reporting, and budgeting.

Business Office Goals

Provide financial management leadership for, and influence the strategic direction of, the Law School by ensuring that relevant, accurate, and timely information and strategic advice are provided to decision-makers.

Ensure the prudent use of Law School resources by setting and maintaining financial management policies and procedures and ensuring the Law School adheres to both CUNY and state policies and procedures.

Serve as an effective financial steward for the Law School by protecting and preserving its assets through prudent financial risk management, maintenance of accurate financial records, and compliance with regulations.

Serve as a catalyst to instill a sound financial management mindset throughout the Law School and act as a business partner in planning, implementing, leading, and supporting strategic initiatives.

Areas of the Business Office

About Accounting

The Accounting Office maintains the financial integrity of the Law School and Related Entities. The Accounting office oversees all Accounts Payable, Travel and Expense reimbursements, reconciliations, analyses, banking, and reporting for all activities except those handled through the Bursar Office.

For more information about vendor registration, payment set-up, grant fund management, and other processes that fall under the non-tax levy umbrella, visit our resources hub.

Administrative Support Services of the Law School include Reprographics orders, such as office supplies, printing services, mail, and messenger services, central receiving and stockroom services, and the management of Law School property.

About the Budget Office

The Budget Office plans and allocates financial and physical resources and provides analysis to enhance Law School decision-making, planning, and policy formation.

To explore the Law school’s budget structure and process, access financial data and reports, or learn about departmental budget planning, visit our resources hub.

About the Bursar

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for processing and recording student tuition and fee payments, issuing refunds, distributing fellowship checks, and the disbursement of employee paychecks.

For more on financial advising appointments, exploring tuition payment options, accessing your tuition statement (e-bill), and more, head to the Bursar’s page.

Please see this page to learn about the workflow for determining and designating roles within CUNYFirst.

About the Purchasing Office

The Purchasing (Procurement) Office assists various Law School departments, faculty, and employees in efficiently securing goods and services.

To learn more about Bidding Requirements, How to Create & Manage Requisitions, Purchasing Procedures, and more, visit the resource hub.

We handle reimbursement for all forms of travel and related expenses in the course of business for the Law School.

How to create Requests for Proposals & Requests for Quotes

Get step-by-step instructions and dedicated templates to support your search for the right vendors, partners, and products to bring the best results for the Law School’s community, partners, and supporters.

Frequently Used Forms

Budget Submission Template

Budget Transfer Form

Single-Source Justification Memo Template

Purchase Justification Memo Template

Travel Authorization Form




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