Authority to Approve Transactions

Authority to Approve Transactions

The Departmental Financial Transaction Approval Form is used for departments to grant signature authority for non-payroll financial documents and transactions. This form must be on file with the Disbursements Office in order to submit any financial documents or online transactions.

This form must be filled out and emailed to: The Comptroller’s Office, ext. 3765, or disburse@syr.edu . It will then be copied into an online folder, shared by the BFAS staff, titled Departmental Approvers. Please note that when making any changes or updates to a department’s signature authority the ENTIRE form must be completed over again; please do not just add the updates or changes, as the NEW form will be copied over the OLD form. Not updating the entire form may result in inaccurate approvers for your department(s). It should also be noted that signature authority for a department allows a person the authority to sign on and approve ANY fund, department and program combination within that department.