AFM News

AFM Newsletter for June 24, 2021

June 23, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Hodges Mitchell II Wins the 2021 Student Success Advocate Award
  • AFM Works With eBITS on Credit Card Processor Transition
  • Tax Services Launches New Website
  • AFM and Payroll Customer Service Teams Merge
  • In Case You Missed It: AFM Works with Outside CSU’s to Complete Audit Requests
  • Submit Newsletter Feedback and Article Suggestions to AFM@austin.utexas.edu

Hodges Mitchell II Wins the 2021 Student Success Advocate Award

AFM and Payroll Customer Service Teams Merge

June 23, 2021

Effective June 1st, the AFM Administration Services and Payroll Customer Service teams merged. The goal of this merger is to provide a continued high-level of customer support for the impending campus reopening and increased coverage for both support desks. The new team led by Sue Jones, Administrative Manager of Payroll Services, will include Lysette Ibarra, Taylor Sherry, Connor Graham and Justin Allen. The team is currently in a transition period as cross training occurs to familiarize themselves with the each other’s office duties and processes.

Tax Services Launches New Website

June 23, 2021

Tax Services has published a new page on the AFM website. This page has a general overview of the topics the new department will handle including UBIT, nonresident taxation, state and local income tax, contractor payments, etc. with more coming in the future. For more information or tax-related inquiries, please email tax@austin.utexas.edu.

AFM Works With eBITS on Credit Card Processor Transition

June 23, 2021

UT Austin’s credit card processor, Global Payments, will be decommissioning their Global Transport credit card payment gateway in March 2022. This will affect any merchant that uses the university’s central credit card API to accept credit cards online. This will also affect any merchants that use the Global Transport Virtual Terminal.

Hodges Mitchell II Wins the 2021 Student Success Advocate Award

June 23, 2021

Hodges Mitchell II, Director of Student Accounts Receivable, recently won the 2021 Student Success Advocate award. A Student Success Advocate is an individual who works behind the scenes to impact student success at UT Austin. Hodges was recognized for his contributions to Texas One Stop and the Tuition Payment Funds Flow Committee.

AFM Newsletter for May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

In This Issue:

  • AFM Works with Outside CSU’s to Complete Audit Requests
  • Tax Services Creates New Email Distribution Lists
  • AFM Collaborates with Texas Exes to Honor Class Ring Tradition
  • In Case You Missed It: AFM’s Tax Department is Being Reorganized
  • Submit Newsletter Feedback and Article Suggestions to AFM@austin.utexas.edu

AFM Works with Outside CSU’s to Complete Audit Requests

AFM Collaborates with Texas Exes to Honor Class Ring Tradition

May 26, 2021

Per tradition, UT honors its students and alumni each fall and spring semester with the Tower Dedication and Ring Celebration. During the Tower Dedication, the class rings spend the night in the Tower which is lit in honor of the recipients. Texas Exes works in cooperation with AFM to coordinate the transportation and storage of the rings the day before the ring ceremony.

AFM Works with Outside CSU’s to Complete Audit Requests

May 26, 2021

Throughout the year, UT Austin is audited by agencies such as the State Auditor’s Office and Deloitte & Touche LLP, as well as the university’s Office of Internal Audits to ensure the university is managing its finances and federal funds correctly. These audits require AFM to not only work within the portfolio, but also rely upon input from outside CSU’s and departments like eBITS.  

AFM Newsletter for April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

In This Issue:

  • AFM’s Tax Department is Being Reorganized
  • In Case You Missed It: New Compliance Requirements for GASB 87 and GASB 96
  • Submit Newsletter Feedback and Article Suggestions to AFM@austin.utexas.edu

AFM’s Tax Department is Being Reorganized