Accounts Payable Overview

Standard Payment Schedule

  • SUA/ACH/EFT payments are generated Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m.
    • Recipients will receive confirmation of payment.
    • Multiple payments will be deposited as one payment, per ACH cycle.
    • ACH Settlement is processed daily (Monday-Friday).

  • Check payments are generated on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
    • Additional cycles are added for university holidays.
    • Checks are printed and mailed by Bank of America on Friday.

  • Wire payments are generated on Tuesday and Thursday.
    • The Treasury department initiates the wire request.
    • The AP department records the entry.

Check Pickup Process

There may be instances when checks need to be returned to the requestor for special handling.


When submitting a payment request, select "Hold for Pickup". (This will trigger the check to be segregated from the other checks and mailed back to Emory.)


Pick up checks on Friday's after 2:30 pm.


1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 – Lobby: Receptionist's Desk


The requestor or other designated person may pick up the check. Identification is required.