Controller's Office

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Welcome to the Controller's Office


Mission Statement

  • The Controller's Office provides efficient, effective and professional financial service to the students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders of the University by developing practical and efficient procedures and processes, maintaining efficient systems and sound financial records, maintaining professional expertise, and seeking continuous improvements
  • Facilitates good stewardship of University assets and protect them against waste, fraud and inefficiency
  • Coordinates and executes the appropriate disbursement of funds as directed by University management
  • Protects the University by ensuring compliance with regulatory, reporting, audit, and other external requirements



To submit Payroll paperwork online, please use the Lehigh Payroll Office FileSender.

To submit Accounts Payable paperwork online, please use LU FileSender and Drop-off your forms to

To submit any other paperwork online, please use LU FileSender and Drop-off your forms to

For Wire Transfers, click here to access the instructions and the DocuSign form

If you want to bring paperwork to our office for Payroll, Accounts Payable, etc., please put it in the Drop Box next to the elevators on the 4th floor of 306 S. New Street.  Use the LU FileSender links above for quicker service.

Office Contact Information

Payroll Office -- - 610-758-3150

Accounts Payable -- - 610-758-3143

Controller's Office -- - 610-758-3140

Research Accounting -- - 610-758-3144


To submit online reallocations or funding transfers, please use the Electronic Reallocation-Expense/Revenue and Funding Transfer Form.

  DO NOT USE this form for the following types of entries :

 -- click here for instructions to submit Research entries with the following index range 529000-599999

 -- contact the Payroll Office ( for entries including these account codes 61010, 61040, 61050, 61060, 61061, 61070, 61080, 61090, 61100, 61200, 61250, 61260, 61510, 61530, 61540, 61550, 61560, 61590, 61610, 61620, 61640, 61650, 61651, 61660, 61661, 61670, 61680, 61700, 61680, 61700, 61710, 61750, 61760, 61780, 61790, 61810, 61820, 61860, 61953

 -- contact the Budget Office ( for Budget Adjustments

 -- contact Julie Tostevin ( in Capital Asset Accounting for entries within the index range 070000-079999


Payroll checks will be mailed to the employee's home address in the Banner system.  To verify and/or update your home address, follow these steps.

  1. Click the LOGIN button under Connect Lehigh on the Lehigh University website
  2. Click Banner
  3. Click Personal Information
  4. To verify your address, click View Address(es) and Phone(s)
  5. To change your address, click Update Address(es) and Phone(s)

If you currently receive a paper Direct Deposit stub, these generally won't be printed any longer.  Click here for instructions to view your stub online.  If you find you aren't able to access your information this way, please email for further assistance.



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Frequently Referenced Information

  • Mileage Rate for business travel in 2023 is 65.5 cents per mile (Effective 1/1/23 to 12/31/23)
    Mileage Rate for moving expenses in 2023 is 22.0 cents per mile (Effective 1/1/23 to 12/31/23)
  • Mileage Rate for business travel in 2022 is 62.5 cents per mile (Effective 7/1/22 to 12/31/22)
    Mileage Rate for moving expenses in 2022 is 22.0 cents per mile (Effective 7/1/22 to 12/31/22)
  • Mileage Rate for business travel in 2022 is 58.5 cents per mile (Effective 1/1/22 to 6/30/22)
    Mileage Rate for moving expenses in 2022 is 18.0 cents per mile (Effective 1/1/22 to 6/30/22)
  • Effective 10/1/2021, the U.S. General Services Administration's Per Diem rates for zip code 18015 are as follows:

               Meals & Incidentals:  $64.00 per day
                                Breakfast:  $14.00
                                      Lunch:   $16.00
                                     Dinner:   $34.00
               Lodging:  $109.00 per day

  1. If you already have Banner or Desktop Finance access, you can use the Argos Dashboard.
  2. To request finance access, please fill out this form.
  3. If you need payroll detail access, please follow the instructions on page 13 of the user guide.


Lehigh University Controller's Office
306 South New Street - Suite 451
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15 AM - 4:45 PM