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What is Accounts Receivable (AR)?

AR is a claim for payment for goods supplied and/or services rendered that customers/clients have ordered but not paid for yet. These are generally in the form of invoices raised by MSD finance and delivered to the customer for payment within an agreed time frame.

Standard payment terms within which customers need to make their payments are 30 days (unless otherwise agreed). Please see The University of Oxford Standard Conditions of Sale & Supply for more details. 

If you require any invoices raised please contact MSD Finance who will be able to do this for you.

What is Internal Trade?

Internal trade at Oxford University is the buying and selling of goods or services between departments. Also included are two of the colleges, St Cross and Kellogg. All other colleges are classed as external trade.

Ideally the buying department will have contacted the selling department prior to issuing a purchase order (PO) to agree availability and price. Therefore when the PO is received in the selling department the goods or services delivered will be exactly as requested on the PO.

Having supplied the goods or services the selling department will then raise an invoice for payment. This is produced from the UO Internal Trade User responsibility.

In order to make payments within the University please email MSD Finance with the following details and a reference will be sent once it has be fulfilled. 

  1. Buying departments PO

  2. Selling departments coding (GL/Project)