Office of Finance and Treasury

The Office of Finance and Treasury is responsible for coordinating and executing the receipt, disbursement, and custody of Princeton University’s financial resources in a manner consistent with its duty to provide prudent stewardship of the support it receives from families, alumni, and sponsors.


The Business Expense Policy defines an allowable business expense as a necessary, reasonable, appropriate, and allowable non-compensation expense incurred for a valid business purpose to fulfill the mission of the University.

The Reimbursement Policy is a policy which reimburses an individual for business expenses paid from personal funds.

  • Paying for Moving or Relocation Expenses – When reimbursing an employee for moving or relocation costs, please complete the Employee Moving Expense Form.  Please add a text box with the business purpose included.  The form should be uploaded to the Non-PO Payment Request found in the Prime Procurement WorkCenter.  Please use 23800-fund (usually rebate)-GU030.  This will allow the payment request to flow to HR for tax purposes.  Once the expense has posted to this chartstring, a request can be made to the BGO to move the expense to the correct chartstring designated by the PI.

The Travel Policy affects anyone who travels or entertains on behalf of the University using University or sponsored research funds or anyone who approves or processes travel arrangements and expenses.