4. Establishing an Agency Account—Registered Student Organizations
5. Establishing an Agency Account—Other Organizations
6. Establishing an Agency Account—Third Parties
7. Signature Authorization
8. Fund Raising Activities
10. Tax Identification Number Restriction
11. Purchasing Transactions
12. Records and Reporting
13. Closing an Agency Account
2.1 “Advisor” means the faculty member or administrator, who is at least a .75 FTE Employee, responsible for approving all agency account expenditures of a Student Organization.
2.2 “Agency Accounts” means a segregated account within the Agency Fund for depositing an organization’s funds.
2.3 “Cash, Money, Funds” all mean coins, paper currency, checks, money orders, debit and credit card authorizations, and certificates of deposit.
2.4 “Organizations” means University-related organizations such as, but not limited to, registered Student Organizations, Employee organizations, and third parties who deposit funds with the University for various purposes.
2.5 “Responsible Department” means the Department designated on the application for agency account.
3.1 Banner Fund. Agency accounts are recorded in Banner fund 800000. To help classify agency accounts by type, six categories have been established:
3.2 Use of Funds Restriction. Funds deposited in agency accounts shall be used only for activities consistent with or in support of the University’s mission.
3.2.1 Failure to follow this rule may result in the University closing the account. The balance in the account will be returned to the organization when the account is closed. Any deficit in the account shall be reimbursed by the organization and/or the responsible Department.
3.3 Administrative Fee. The University reserves the right to charge a fee for administration of any or all agency accounts.
3.3.1 The appropriate individual(s) shall be notified before the charge is made to the account.
3.4 Alternate Funding Requirement. An alternate source of University funding is required for all agency accounts. Should an agency account become overdrawn, the deficit shall be reimbursed from one or more of the following sources, listed in priority order:
3.5 Approval Requirement. Approval is required by authorized officers for all transactions chargeable to an organization’s agency account. The advisor’s signature is also required when it is a Student Organization account. Financial commitments made by a member without appropriate approval are the member’s personal obligation.
3.6 Bank Account Restriction. No University-related organizations eligible to establish an agency account shall utilize outside bank accounts. This maintains appropriate integrity and accountability for the organization’s funds.
3.6.1 All deposits shall be processed through the Business Office, Morgan Hall, Room 205.
3.6.2 All disbursements shall be processed through Accounts Payable.
3.6.3 Revocation of registered Student Organization status may occur if an outside bank account is utilized.
4.1 Application Form and Procedure. Registered Student Organizations apply for an agency account by submitting a completed "Application for Agency Account – Registered Student Organization" form. The form is available on the Finance Office website.
4.1.1 The organization submits the completed form to the office of Student Activities and Greek Life. By signing, the officers and advisor:
4.1.2 The Director of Student Activities and Greek Life or designee shall:
4.1.3 The Director of Finance shall:
4.2 Application Re-submission. When deficiencies identified on the application may be and are remedied, the organization may re-submit the application.
5.1 Application Form and Procedure. Other organizations apply for an agency account by submitting a completed "Application for Agency Account–Other Organization" form. A copy of this form is available on the Finance Office website.
5.1.1 The organization submits the completed form to the applicable Vice President or Major Academic Unit Dean. By signing, the Employee:
5.1.2 The Vice President or Major Academic Unit Dean shall:
5.1.3 The Director of Finance shall:
5.2 Application Re-submission. When deficiencies identified on the application may be and are remedied, the organization may re-submit the application.
6.1 Third Party Examples. Third parties include, but are not limited to:
6.2 Application Form and Procedure. Third parties apply for an agency account by:
6.2.1 The requestor shall also provide information about the purpose of the account.
6.2.2 The Director of Finance shall review the information and determine the appropriate method of accounting for the funds. The Director may approve or deny, and if denied may determine a restricted fund account is more appropriate than an agency account.
6.2.3 The Director of Finance shall, when appropriate, consult with the Financial Aid office regarding compliance with Title IV.
7.1 Signature Authorization Card. Organizations are required to ensure a current completed “Signature Authorization Card” is on file in the Accounts Payable office to identify individuals authorized to:
7.1.1 The card shall be updated when the organization’s authorized signers change.
7.1.2 Two authorized signers are required, three are recommended.
7.1.3 The advisor is required to be an authorized signer for Student Organizations.
7.1.4 The Director of Finance recommends at least two organization officers be authorized signers.
7.2 Special Authorization Requirement. Any disbursements payable to or on behalf of an authorized signer must be approved by another authorized signer.
8. Fundraising Activities. Fundraising activities are normally subject to collection of sales tax. Activities subject to sales tax include, but are not limited to, car washes, merchandise sales, and ticket sales.
8.1 The appropriate officer of the organization shall contact and consult with the Director of Business Services and the Director of Finance well in advance of a fundraising activity. Topics shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:
9. Deposits. Regardless of the source, funds shall be deposited in the Business Office as required by the cash collections regulations contained in this manual. (See Subject L. Cash Collections and Cash Funds.)
11. Purchasing Transactions. Organizations are required to follow all purchasing and reimbursement policies and regulations contained in this manual. (See Subject R. Purchasing and Financial Obligations and Subject J. Travel.)
11.1 Tax Payment Requirement. The University’s exemption from paying sales tax does not apply to organizations with agency accounts. Unless the organization itself qualifies for tax exemption, it must pay sales tax on purchases.
11.2 Purchasing Commitments Responsibility. An organization is responsible for payment of all its financial obligations. An organization’s merchant or credit account shall be in the name of the organization, not in the University’s name.
11.3 Payment for Services Rendered. Organizations may pay individuals or entities for services rendered. These payments may not be processed through the University’s payroll system.
11.3.1 The use of IRS Form 1099 may be required for payment to service providers. Contact the Director of Finance when payments are expected to exceed $600 in a calendar year.
11.3.2 No Employee shall be compensated from an agency account for services performed within the scope of the individual’s responsibility as an Employee.
11.4 Employing Speakers and Performers. Contact the Directors of Purchasing and of Finance before final scheduling and financial arrangements are made with speakers or performers.
11.4.1 The Director of Purchasing shall review any applicable contracts or agreements.
11.4.2 The Director of Finance will determine the procedure for making payment. The organization shall submit supporting documentation and payment voucher to Accounts Payable. If the speaker or performer:
12.1 Records. The Finance Office shall maintain records of transactions in agency accounts. However, each organization is also responsible for maintaining detailed accounting records.
12.2 Reporting. After the end of each month, the Finance Office shall send a statement of account (Banner report FGRGLTA) to the organization. Any questions or corrections relating to the monthly statement of account should be addressed to the Finance Office.