Mission & Vision

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Mission

The Finance Division provides timely and accurate financial information to key stakeholders while protecting university assets, both real and intangible, and ensuring university compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws from a financial and fiduciary vantage point. Serving as an indispensable partner on topics requiring economic, financial and fiduciary inputs and expertise, the Finance Division manages Accounting and Financial Reporting, Tax, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Treasury, Procurement, Risk Management, Grants and Contracts, Student Accounts, Business Management and Analysis Group (BMAG), and its internal and external audit partners.

Vision

"To excel in providing accurate and timely data, demonstrate integrity in relationships, and foster a keen focus on providing insight to our customers"

In order to achieve this vision, the Finance Division must support all university units to ensure the activities proposed and resources requested reflect sound business judgment and support the overall goals and mission of the university. The Finance staff work closely with all areas of the university to carry out its core mission.

Finance Departments

GW's One Stop Solution

Bringing together the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts, the Registrar, GWorld, Military & Veteran Student Services, and Student Parking Services

GW's Student Accounts Office

The Student Accounts Office is committed to providing excellent service to students throughout their educational experience at the George Washington University.

GW's Internal Management Consulting Group

Providing implementation, financial analysis, process improvement and business continuity services

GW's Procurement & Travel Services

Acquiring Goods, Services and Travel to support the university's missions.  2014 winner of the National Procurement Institute's Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.

GW's Treasury Management

Managing the university’s financial resources

GW's Tax Department

Ensuring tax compliance and protecting GW’s tax-exempt status

Benefits for GW Employees

Managing GW's health, medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and tuition programs

GW's Payroll Services

Providing timely and accurate services for GW employees

GW's Accountants & Financial Reporters

Bringing together accounting, grants and contracts, fixed assets, and financial reporting

Finance's Newest Department

Utilizing technology and data to provide helpful analysis and insights

GW's Risk Managers

Managing risk associated with teaching, research and support operations

GW's Accounts Payable

Providing centralized invoice and payment processing