The Accounting department is committed to providing high-quality and prompt customer service to our students, faculty and other staff who serve our students, and the community that supports our campus. The Accounting department is responsible for, but not limited to, the accounting services for the University and all its auxiliary organizations. Those auxiliary organizations currently consist of the CSU Channel Islands Foundation, the University Auxiliary Services, Inc. and the Associated Students, Inc.  These responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring the integrity of fiscal data through establishment of adequate internal controls to safeguard the assets of the University and its auxiliaries.
  • Identifying regulations and other fiscal compliance requirements that must be adhered to, and implementing policies and procedures to ensure campus compliance.
  • Proper and timely processing of all cash receipts and disbursements.
  • Initiation and payment of debt instruments to support the needs of the campus.
  • Billing of students and all funding sources including the State of California, external grantors, third-party sponsors of students and many others.
  • Processing student fee payments to the University as well as financial aid receipts and disbursements back to our students.
  • Financial and compliance reporting to numerous internal and external customers.
  • General support to the campus community in meeting their responsibilities in matters that have fiscal implications.

Current News & Deadlines

03/25/2016 - In accordance with changes made to the Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) Travel Policy - 3601.01 the CI Travel Procedures and Regulations (PDF, 662KB) have been updated effective April 1, 2016.

11/23/2015 - CI Finance 101 Training materials are available for campus use. 

Accounting Quick Links

CI Accounting Procedures and GuidesIssue DatePolicy Number
CI Travel Procedures and Regulations (PDF, 662KB)04/2016
CI Travel Store Handbook  (ZIP PDF, 1.75MB)01/2016
Travel Definitions and Terminology(PDF, 18KB)
CI Policy on Hospitality, Prizes, Awards, Gifts (PDF, 64KB)02/2012FA.01.004
Honorarium & Speaker Fee Guidelines (PDF, 75KB)09/2008
Accounting/Budget Terminology  (PDF, 109KB)
CI Petty Cash and Cash Handling Policy/ GuidelinesIssue DatePolicy Number
Petty Cash Active Custodian List  (PDF, 94KB)06/2016
Petty Cash Procedures - CI Campus  (PDF, 167KB)10/2015
Petty Cash Policy - CI ASI  (PDF, 52KB)03/2005ASI 2.0
Petty Cash Policy - CI FDN  (PDF, 20KB)10/2002
Cash Receipts & Disbursements - CI ASI (PDF, 32KB)03/2005ASI 4.0
Cash Receipts & Disbursements - CI FDN (PDF, 45KB)08/2005FDN 3.01
Cash Receipts & Disbursements - CI UAS (PDF, 24KB)07/2004UAS 4.0
Event Cash Handling - CI ASI (PDF, 25KB)03/2005ASI 10.0
CSU ISCUAM Resources (Log-in Required)
 Issue Date
 Policy Number
CSU Hospitality Policy
ICSUAM 1301.00
CSU Business Travel Policy
ICSUAM 3601.01
CSU Petty Cash Policy
ICSUAM 3103.11
Official Mailing Address:
California State University Channel Islands
Accounting and Financial Reporting, Lindero Hall
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Official Billing Address:
California State University Channel Islands
Accounts Payable, Lindero Hall
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Accounts Payable Main Email:

Location: Lindero Hall

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Phone 805-437-3700