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

  • Year-End Financial Deadlines for FY 18-19 – The deadlines for submitting year-end financial documents to the Financial Services team are coming up. The University must submit FY 18/19 financial reports to the CSU Chancellor’s Office and the State Controller’s Office by Friday, July 12, 2019, so we’ve distributed the deadlines for submitting documents to the Financial Services teams ahead of that date to ensure we will be on time. To review the Year-End Financial Deadline 2018-19 Schedule and google documents including the accrual form, click on the link below: (to be able to access, you may need to sign into myCI Docs)
  • 2019 Mileage Rates –  The CSU standard mileage rate for business travel occurring on or after January 1, 2019 will increase to 58.00 cents per mile per the IRS rates. Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 20 cents per mile for all relocation occurring on or after January 1, 2019. New forms have been released for travel expenses, international travel authorizations and business expenses.

Accounting Quick Links

CSUCI Accounting Procedures and Guides
 Issue Date
 Policy Number
NEW 2019 CSUCI Travel Procedures and Regulations (PDF, 762KB)01/2019ICSUAM ALL
2018 CSUCI Travel Procedures and Regulations (PDF, 577KB)
CSUCI Travel Store Handbook (PDF, 1.75MB)
Travel Definitions and Terminology (PDF, 18KB)
CSUCI Direct Payment Procedures (PDF, 226KB)08/2017 
CSUCI Policy on Hospitality, Prizes, Awards, Gifts (PDF, 64KB)
Honorarium & Speaker Fee Guidelines (PDF, 75KB)
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 - CSUCI Campus (PDF, 167KB)10/2015 
Petty Cash Policy - CSUCI ASI (PDF, 52KB)03/2005ASI 2.0
Petty Cash Policy - CSUCI FDN  (PDF, 20KB)10/2002 
Cash Receipts & Disbursements - CSUCI ASI (PDF, 32KB)03/2005ASI 4.0
Cash Receipts & Disbursements - CSUCI FDN (PDF, 45KB)08/2005FDN 3.01
Cash Receipts & Disbursements - CSUCI UAS (PDF, 24KB)07/2004UAS 4.0
Event Cash Handling - CSUCI 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
Fax: 805-437-2063
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