Research Operations and Cash Management

Essential accounting operations in support of sponsored projects at Penn.

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Operations and Cash Management Services

The Research Operations and Cash Management team in the Office of Research Services provides support for cash and receivables management for sponsored projects, with the focus of maintaining a steady cash flow for the University. The group is also responsible for setting up and updating accounts for sponsored project research in Penn’s Pre-Award system, PennERA.

Sending Payments

ORS accepts payments for sponsored projects in the form of checks or electronic fund transfers via ACH or wire. ACH is the preferred method of payment. Any remittance advice or backup sent by the sponsor should be forwarded to ORS at paymentremittance@lists.upenn.edu.

ACH/Wire Transfer

The banking information for ACH and wire is provided below. This account is to be used only to send payments for sponsored projects.

Organization Name: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Tax ID: 23-1352685
Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank NA
ACH Coordinator: Ernest Rushing (p) 704-444-6005
Account Title: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania – Research Account
Account Type: Checking
Account #: 2000018692657
ABA Routing #: 121-000-248
SWIFT CODE: WFBIUS6S (for international wires only)
CHIPS: 0407 (for international wires only)

Please reference the following information in description of the ACH or wire: PI Name, Grant #, Award ID #, Institution #.

Checks

Checks for sponsored projects receivables must be made payable to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and mailed to one of the below locations.

If paying via check, please send to our Lockbox address at:
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
PO Box 785541
Philadelphia, PA 19178-5541

Or, to our office location at:
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Office of Research Services
3451 Walnut Street, 5th Floor Franklin Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205

Questions

For questions regarding our banking information, please contact Associate Director, Jennifer Rowan, at jenrowan@upenn.edu or 215-573-8820.

Accounts Receivable Collections

To request that someone contact a sponsor regarding an unpaid invoice or open receivable, please contact the Office of Research Services or the Perelman School of Medicine’s Office of Research Support Services.

ORS Contact Information:
Candese Foxworth
candesef@upenn.edu
215-898-5624

ORSS Contact Information (PSOM):
Danielle DiIanni
ddiianni@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
215-573-1395

PSOM projects occurring in the following areas should work with ORS for collection efforts:
– Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
– Fox Chase Cancer Center
– School District of Philadelphia
– National Space Biomedical Research

Related Resources

Sponsored Projects Revenue and Receivables Process FY19

Post-Award Financial Administration, Research Operations & Cash Management

Accounts Receivable Process Flow Short Form

Post-Award Financial Administration, Research Operations & Cash Management

Accounts Receivables Webi Reports

Post-Award Financial Administration, Research Operations & Cash Management

Contact Penn ORS

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