Tax, Payroll & Benefits

The Tax Department is responsible for the university’s compliance with federal and state reporting requirements and to protect the university’s tax-exempt status. Tax also provides guidance concerning tax withholding and reporting of payments made to international students, scholars and visitors to GW. 

It is the mission of Payroll Services to pay all employees for time worked in an accurate and timely manner. Payroll Services manages the time reporting system and administers the SmarTrip and Pre-Tax Transportation programs. 

Benefits is responsible for administering the university's benefit programs, including health and welfare, retirement and tuition remission benefits. Benefits Administration also conducts employee benefit orientation, education, and enrollment of all programs for new employees to GW.

All three departments are committed to acting as a resource to the university community and providing exceptional customer service.

Finance Departments

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