Accounting and Budgeting

We will be accepting scanned and electronic payment requests including Independent Contractor Forms and travel reimbursement. Electronic payment requests will still need appropriate approvals but will allow scanned and email approval, please email all electronic payment request to We will also be allowing electronic travel reimbursements including receipts. These will also still require proper approvals that can be scanned or emailed, please email all travel reimbursements to If submitted electronically please do not follow up with a hard copy, electronic will be sufficient. Please send any questions to those emails as well or contact Financial Services at 417-836-4560.

Since limited people will be on campus, now is a good time to make sure you have signed up for Non-Payroll direct deposit. This will be the fastest way to receive reimbursement. To do so, go to My Missouri State, click on the Profile or Student tab, under Account Balance and Payments click on Non-Payroll Direct Deposit and follow the instructions. Please call Financial Services at 417-836-4560 with any questions.

Accounting and Budgeting is responsible for directing the preparation of the University's Internal Operating Budget as well as the timely and accurate recording, organizing, and reporting of related financial information. Budgeting responsibilities include the planning and execution of the budget process, as well as assisting the administration, faculty, and staff in budget planning and analysis throughout the year.

Responsibilities also include preparing the Annual State Appropriations Request for operations to be submitted to the State Legislature and preparing and responding to proposed legislation. Accounting is responsible for interpreting and ensuring compliance with University financial policies. The Director of Accounting and Budgeting supervises the Accounting and Budget Office and Accounts Payable.


Travel Expense Reporting and Procedures