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Payments Team

The Payments Team are responsible for providing the accounts payable functions of the University. Our key areas of responsibility are:

  • Processing of all University invoices and credit notes.
  • Maintaining the University's vendor database.

Payments terms

The University of Sheffield's standard payment terms are 30 days from the date the invoice is received within the Payments Team and is accepted as valid and undisputed. 

All invoices must be addressed to The Department of Finance, Payments Office quoting a valid University Purchase Order or research grant number. Failure to do so will result in late payment of invoices.

Invoices must be submitted via email as a PDF attachment to or by mail to the Payments Team via the University's main postal address.

Payment will only be made once receipt of goods, or provision of service has been confirmed.

For more information about payment times see our expected payment times page.

For information on how to spot if a Purchase Order is fraudulent, and to understand more about our Purchase Order process, please check the information found HERE.

Invoice Process

All invoices to the University are processed through the Payments Team. Click below to find more information on how invoices are processed and further useful documentation.

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Vendor Management

The payments team are responsible for the University's vendor database. For more information on how to add new or amend existing vendors click below.

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