World Turtle

Accounting Operations

. . . where the check actually is in the mail on time.

We strive to consistently meet the demands of our customers in a timely and efficient manner. Whether it is:

  • verifying an invoice for payment,
  • approving a Special Request for Check,
  • providing special handling on a check, or
  • issuing a stop payment

Accounting Operations delivers the service. We look forward to being of assistance to you.


Important news, announcements, events, and other information intended for the Penn State community is listed in the table below with links to that information.

Date To Subject
1-9-2018 All University employees MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOW TAXABLE - Due to changes to the federal tax law, all moving expenses incurred after 2017 that are paid or reimbursed by the University will be taxable to employees. There are no longer non-taxable payments for relocation expenses under the law. As such, all University paid or reimbursed moving expenses will be reported as taxable income and subject to University payroll tax withholding. Any questions should be directed to the University Tax Manager.
4-20-2017 Dept Heads, Campus Dirs of Bus Svcs, FOs Carryfoward Policy and Year-End Closing Guidelines 2016-2017


James M. Elliott Building, Suite 202
University Park, PA 16802

Accounting Operations Phone: (814) 865-7635
Accounts Payable/Files Phone: (814) 865-4421
Fax: (814) 865-0533

Contacts by Question

Questions about... Dept. Contact
Accounting Operations computer support AO Joe
Accounting problems / questions AC


Accounts Payable inquiries AP/Files Lynnea
Approval of @ACB central desk (SRFCs with backup) AO Kim/Joe/Jackie
Bookkeeping problems, questions, posting errors AO Lynnea
C9 account receivable bill processing AO


Check Inquiries AO Lynnea/Jackie
Conflict of interest AO Joe
Direct Deposit questions AC Joe
Diskritter quarterly payments AO Jessica
Document scanning and indexing AP/Files Tammy/Minerva
Escheat AO Joe
Foreign Draft payments AC Heidi
Foreign Payee payment questions AO Heidi
HMO payment processing AO Joe
IRS Form 1099 processing AO Joe
Journal vouchers processing AO Lynnea

Journal JVDP / JVCN questions

AC Joe
Moving Expense reporting AC Heidi
Local Services Tax (LST) refunds (formerly EMST) AO Joe
Optical Imaging inquires AP/Files Tammy/Minerva
Payment Clearing House AC Heidi
Prepare AP checks for mailing AP/Files Tammy/Minerva
Purchase Order and limited order data entry AO Mariko/Lynnea
Purchase Order Change Forms / Purchase Order problem solving AO Lynnea

Quarterly unemployment compensation reporting to Commonwealth of PA

AP/Files Lynnea
Special check handling AP/Files Tammy/Minerva
Special mail and UPS requests AP/Files Tammy/Minerva
Stop payment -- accounts payable & payroll checks AO Lynnea/Jackie

Tax exemption certification

AO Mariko
Taxpayer identification number & certification
AO Mariko
TDA & retirement payments AO Joe
Unclaimed property inquires AO Joe
Vendoring errors AO Lynnea
Wage garnishments & Domestic Relations AO Joe
Wage tax collector file maintenance AO Joe
Wire Transfer requests AC Heidi
Form 1099 GURU Joe


Listed below are various forms, documents, and information useful to the Accounting Operations community.


Accounting Director and Staff

Name  Email Phone
Joseph R Jones, Director

(814) 865-0649
Jackie Wesley

(814) 863-3882

Amber Iwanski

(814) 865-0647
Jessica Gheen

(814) 865-7635

Accounting Operations (fax: 814-865-0533)

Name Email Phone
Lynnea Williams, Supervisor

(814) 865-1459
Mariko Marshall

(814) 865-1455

Kim Vance

(814) 865-7160

Accounting Control

Name Email Phone
Heidi Andrews (814) 865-7680

Accounts Payable / Files (fax: 814-865-0533)

Name Email Phone
Tammy Wilkinson

(814) 865-4421
Minerva Saggese

(814) 865-4421

Accounting Operations organization chart (pdf)