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  • Year-End Close: 2024 Reminders and Deadlines

    2024-05-20
    It's that time of year again! The year-end close (YEC) process of recording and reporting expenses from September through August gives a snapshot of the university's transactional activity each fiscal year. For an in-depth look at the process, review Topic Overview: Year-End Close. All times listed...
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  • Business Expense Updates and Hot Topics

    2024-05-06
    The university pays directly or reimburses individuals for expenses that are necessary and appropriate to conduct university business. Expenditures must be consistent with the university’s purchasing policies and guidelines as well as the guiding principles and IRS regulations with regard to...
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    2024-02-22
    FMS is continuously working to improve the Fingate user experience. Planned and completed changes range from search improvements, navigation updates and content revisions. Learn more about recent and upcoming changes on this news page.
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  • Stanford Transitioning from Certain to Cvent for Events Management

    2023-10-25
    Certain sunsetted on October 25, 2023 when the current contract expired. To replace Certain, Financial Management Services’ Office of the Treasurer (OOT) has partnered with University IT (UIT) to offer Cvent, an approved third-party robust events management platform at Stanford. Cvent is a new UIT...
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  • Merchant Services Transformation Project

    2023-08-01
    Merchant Services Transformation Project The Merchant Services (MS) Program manages, supports, and mitigates risk for payments collected digitally and via credit card at Stanford. MS is currently supported through a collaboration between three distinct university groups within Business Affairs...
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  • Cash and Check Deposit Enhancements

    2023-07-24
    The Office of the Treasurer (OOT) within Financial Management Services (FMS) is supporting improvements to how cash and checks are deposited and developing enhancements that are being rolled out across the university. These changes primarily affected CASHNet processes used by the campus community... This project involves identifying and implementing system and/or process solutions for all deposit streams currently relying on the CASHNet system.
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    2023-02-01
    FMS uses the Client Satisfaction Survey to gather feedback from faculty and staff that fuels action plans for continuous improvements. This article covers the latest on those projects.
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  • International Lodging Maximums Change on April 8

    2022-09-27
    Starting April 8, 2022, Stanford will align its international lodging reimbursement maximums for actual expenses to the federal per diem rates, meaning that the same maximum applies for international lodging whether the traveler uses the per diem or actual expenses reimbursement method. In some...
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  • FMS Client Satisfaction Survey

    2021-09-22
    The Client Satisfaction Survey is an ongoing conversation with the Stanford community to learn about their experiences with the financial tools, systems and services that FMS provides and uses that feedback to inform strategic initiatives and continuous improvements.
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