Financial Affairs

Finance and Administration Division

Our division includes Accounting & Financial Services; Auxiliary Enterprises; Budget/Financial Planning & Analysis; Business Services; Contracts, Purchasing, & Surplus Inventory; Human Resources; Capital Planning & Projects; Police and Public Safety; Campus Planning & Facilities Management; Sustainability Officer; Student Union; Housing & Resident Life; and Internal Audit.

Please explore our website and connected pages to learn more about our departments, who we are, and what we do. Contact the Office of the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for additional information

Auxiliary Enterprises

Auxiliary Enterprises provides services that enhance the quality of student life at CWU. Please visit the Auxiliary Enterprises website to learn more about the following departments and services:

Contact the Business Services office for help with:

  • Records retention
  • Public records requests
  • Risk management
  • Centralized management of insurance programs

Contracts, Purchasing, Surplus Inventory and Travel

The Contracts, Purchasing, and Surplus department office is located in Mitchell Hall on the 2nd Floor, East End. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays. This department can assist with processes related to contract intake and review; accounts payable; bid opportunities; reseller permits; CWU e-purchase; and surplus and assets management, in addition to many additional areas. Please visit the department website to learn more.

Associated departments:

Financial Services - Accounting & Budget

Contact Accounting & Financial Services for information about:

  • Accounting reports
  • Accounting procedures and forms
  • Fiscal year closing calendars and tables
  • Expense and revenue dictionaries
  • Transfer codes

Associated Departments:

Visit the Budget & Finance webpage for information about:

  • CATPlan
  • CWU's Budget Model (RCM/ABB)
  • Annual Budget Reports
  • Monthly Budget Reports

Human Resources

Visit Human Resources' website to find out more about:

  • Benefits
  • Retirement planning
  • FMLA & leave options
  • CLA Online training
  • Employment information
  • Guidelines and policies for supervisors
  • Guidelines and policies for employees
  • Payroll

Internal Audit

The Internal Audit department can address questions about university policies and federal and state regulation. This department also provides consultation in areas relating to cash handling, conflict of interest, compliance, and operational internal controls.

State Reporting & Budget Planning

The State Reporting & Budget Planning office covers mix of accounting, budget planning, and legislative areas.


Central Washington University identifies maximizing sustainability as an important objective in its strategic plan. This includes reducing CWU’s environmental impact and improving resource use efficiency, which inherently includes environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. Visit the Sustainability's website to find out more.

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