Mission & Vision
The Accounts Receivable department is responsible for the processing of non-student payments and invoices for the University.
All forms are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Petty Cash Responsibilities
Petty Cash Funds are available to campus community members on an as-needed basis, in accordance with the Cash Handling Policy.
AR Invoice Request
If you have provided goods or services to a customer, and require an invoice to be sent, please use the Invoice Request Form (Excel format) to request this invoice. Once the invoice request is received and processed, your account will be immediately credited for the invoice amount and is no longer considered payable to you.
On the invoice, your customer is given instructions to send their payment directly to the Accounts Receivable department. If you receive a payment for an invoice directly, please contact the Accounts Receivable office prior to depositing. Send all completed invoice request forms to email@example.com
The University receives revenues from a variety of different sources all across campus. Revenue is recorded in the system in 4 ways depending mainly on materiality. For the most part, each department is responsible for recording their revenue whether that be through an integrated system, a deposit summary form, an invoice request, a deposit form or a journal entry.
Here are the 4 ways Revenue is recorded:
- The first way that revenue is recorded is through an invoice. This is by far the most preferred method for a variety of reasons. Invoice forms should be filled out in their entirety and sent to ARINV@uwindsor.ca. They can be found under AR Invoice Request. Research invoicing is sent to RESINV@uwindsor.ca and should always be sent to research finance prior to sending to Accounts Receivable. The main reasons why finance and your departments should prefer recording revenue through an invoice are:
- Your department receives the revenue in their account as soon as it is invoiced so you do not have to await payment before recording the revenue
- Follow-up for payment resides within the A/R department and Finance (unless additional support is required and you will be notified as such)
- Most cheques and payments come directly to finance so there is no delay in the University trying to apply payment to a department they are unaware is owed the money
- The Accounts Receivable system allows for more detailed information for you and better means of reporting for the University as a whole
- It is increasingly necessary to have accurate records of revenue received due to our SMA3 government funding metrics
***Special Note *** It is very important that any invoicing done by ANY department at the University be recorded through Accounts Receivable. There should NEVER be an invoice sent to an external party on behalf of the University of Windsor outside of UWinsite Finance and the A/R department.
- The second way revenue is recorded is through processing a receipt. This is done when you are receiving a cheque and have not previously invoiced.
- You may receive cheques for a variety of payments. Depending on your monthly volume of revenues, you may have been issued a deposit summary form by the finance department to be sent weekly to Accounts Receivable.
- If you receive cheques infrequently or smaller amounts (below $10,000 per month), you are required to send the money to Accounts Receivable along with a filled out Deposit form. This can be found under Deposit Funds. All non-cash deposits can be sent the Accounts Receivable, CHT 4th Floor.
- Any cheques you receive that you’ve sent an invoice request in can simply be forwarded to Accounts Receivable. No forms are necessary.
- Any cheques exceeding $10,000 will also be recorded as an invoice for reporting purposes.
***Special Note *** For everyone’s safety, please do not send cash through inter-office mail. There is a drop-box for cash located outside the Cashier’s office. Please note our cash handling policy if you have any questions or concerns.
- The third way to record revenue is through a journal entry or deposit summary. This would apply to those departments that have applied for their own deposit forms with brinks night deposit bags and/or have their own POS machines. Your deposit will be done through a deposit summary (which finance would provide) if the volume of revenue exceeds $10,000 per month on average. Otherwise, for each deposit form a journal entry form will need to be submitted preferably within 5 business days and/or 4 days after the end of the month to ensure it is recorded as revenue in the appropriate month and matches the bank activity. The journal entry form can be found here. You may also be required to do a journal entry for any items received through EFT payments. *** NOTE – All remittances should at a minimum be copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. A remittance is a notification from the party you will be receiving money from that notifies you that the money has been deposited/sent.
- The fourth way and the most efficient is through an integration of any external systems. This would include ecommerce websites, Azzier work order, Activenet, etc. These items flow through nightly in most cases automatically and get posted as a journal entry.
Please keep in mind, if you are expecting a payment large or small through EFT, please email email@example.com to ensure we know who the item belongs to and can watch for it for you. The University receives thousands of transactions daily through our banks and we rely on each department to remain up to date on their revenue recordings received in the bank.
We are happy to assist you with any tax implications for your invoicing. Download the Quick Reference Guide for Taxes on Revenues to get help with correct tax treatment for invoices.
Daily Exchange Rate for Deposit of US Funds
The Accounts Receivable department will apply the exchange rate posted on the website. View today's exchange rate.The rate is adjusted every business day at 10:30 am, subject to the rate being updated by the Bank. If the number is greater than 1.00, the US dollar is worth more than the Canadian dollar. If the number is less than 1.00, the US dollar is worth less than the Canadian dollar.
University of Windsor
Chrysler Hall Tower
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
(519) 253-3000, ext. 2125