Accounts Payable

Welcome to Accounts Payable!
The Accounts Payable department at GVSU processes hundreds of invoices each day.  By following a few simple steps you can help us expedite the payment process.

  • Whenever possible, use your department or individual expense card for smaller purchases
  • Make sure to have the vendor's current Taxpayer Identification Form (W9, W8 BEN or W8 BEN-E) on file

Accounts Payable Office
2015 James H. Zumberge Hall
(616) 331-8010

Accounts Payable Staff

Brian Thompson - [email protected] - 331-8010

Cathie Richter - [email protected] - 331-3021

Julie DeVecht - [email protected] - 331-2202

Erica Herwig - [email protected] - 331-2287
     Assistant Controller


If you are a GVSU faculty or staff member, please see the links below for important information about our purchasing policy, using new vendors, payment process, payment types, invoice approvals and other helpful information.

Purchasing Policy (BOT 7.2)

Invoice Payment Policy (SLT 6.11)

Check Request Procedures (B&F Procedures Section #308)

Payment to Human Participants for Research (B&F Procedures Section #305)

Using New Suppliers- If the supplier is not already in Workday, you will need to ask the supplier for their completed Taxpayer Identification Form (W9, W8 BEN or W8 BEN-E.)  If they do not have one, they will need to complete the appropriate blank form listed below. This information will need to be attached in Workday when requesting a new supplier. 
Blank W9      W8 BEN Form     W8 BEN-E Form     W8 Form Instructions


If you are a supplier submitting an invoice to Grand Valley, please see Getting Your Invoice Paid. Here you will find valuable information that will expedite the payment process.


Page last modified May 3, 2024