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Penn Global Business Office

Finance and Administration

Inside the Business Office

Your guide for all things finance and administration at Penn Global

Contact the business office using our main email PGBUSINESSOFFICE@LISTS.UPENN.EDU

 

FY22 Close Dates

As we near the end of this fiscal year, we have compiled some important dates for you to keep in mind!

  • Purchase Orders: The last day to request a PO & guarantee that it is paid in FY22 is Wednesday, June 15.  After we provide you the PO number, you will also have to direct the company to submit their invoice by Friday, June 17.
  • Non-PO payments: The last day to request a Non-PO payment & guarantee it is paid in FY22 is Tuesday, June 28.
  • Concur expenses: you should submit any expense items you have by Friday, June 17.
    • We always try to approve everything submitted in June, but we cannot guarantee they will be processed if submitted beyond this date.  If you do have items that are submitted later in June, and you want to make sure are charged to FY22, just send an email to PGBusinessOffice@lists.upenn.edu
  • ProCard: Anything that is posted to your account by Friday, July 1 should post in FY22
  • Check Deposits: Must be delivered to the Business Office by Thursday, June 23rd, so we have time to enter and drop off prior to Cash Management’s deadline.

 

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Procurement

How do I purchase items or goods on behalf of the university?

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Travel

How do I book travel and submit for reimbursement?

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Payables

How do I pay people and non-affiliates for goods and services?

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HR

How do I onboard new staff and set them up in payroll?

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Hire IT

How do I submit for IT assistance?

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Procurement

How do I purchase items or goods on behalf of the university?

flight_takeoff

Travel

How do I book travel and submit for reimbursement?

attach_money

Payables

How do I pay people and non-affiliates for goods and services?

person_add

HR

How do I onboard new staff and set them up in payroll?

warning

Hire IT

How do I submit for IT assistance?

Penn Global Research Funds

Are you an awardee? Are you interested in applying for the India Research and Engagement Fund (IREF), the China Research and Engagement Fund (CREF), or the Global Engagement Fund (GEF)? Follow the links below to be directed to more information.

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India Research and Engagement Fund

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China Research and Engagement Fund

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Global Engagement Fund

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India Research and Engagement Fund

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China Research and Engagement Fund

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Global Engagement Fund

Our Team
Director of Finance and Administration
Drew Cahan
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Drew Cahan is the Director of Finance and Administration office of Penn Global.  He is responsible for overseeing the financial needs, planning and reporting for each of the respective divisions within Penn Global and working with the Provost Administrative Affairs Office.  Drew is returning to Penn after two and a half years at Lockheed Martin as a Lead Financial Analyst supporting Naval Undersea Systems Contracts.  Prior to that, he spent five years as the Grants Manager for the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication.  CGCS was a global comparative media, law, and policy center focused on international programs in conflict/post-conflict and developing regions.  Drew helped grow the CGCS network of grants and contracts while maintaining the financial oversight and reporting for the center.  Drew holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government (with a Certificate in Public Finance) and a B.A. in Finance & Accounting from Northeastern University.

 

Phone: 215-898-1644

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Business Administrator B
Melissa Downey
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Phone: 215-573-5012

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Business Administrator A
Amy Lahm
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Phone: 215-898-1641

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Business Services Assistant
Martha Hanson

Phone: 215-898-6656

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Administrative Assistant B
Juan Serrat

215-898-1642

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