FMPM 420 - Corporate Credit Cards

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Intent

To set out the requirements relating to the establishment, approval, responsibility and management of corporate credit cards.

Scope

Function

Responsibility of

Establishment and review of corporate credit card arrangements

Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning

  

Approval to hold a corporate credit card

Head of Organisational Unit

Responsibility for corporate credit card

Corporate Credit Cardholder

Suspension or cancellation of a corporate credit card

Head of Organisational

Unit or Director, Financial and Business Services

Maintenance of a register of Corporate Credit Cardholders

Director, Financial and Business Services

Definitions (Related Glossary Terms)

Corporate Credit Card

Policy

Establishment and Review of Corporate Credit Card Arrangements

  • Subject to the approval of the Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning, the University may establish corporate credit card arrangements with a major credit card provider/(s).

  • The corporate credit card arrangements must be periodically reviewed by the Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning.

  • The corporate credit card arrangements entered into should:

  • allow individual monthly credit limits to be applied;

  • allow industry/merchant category blocks;

  • provide for security against unauthorised use;

  • not involve the University in any liability for unauthorised use of individual cards;

  • be in the name of the University;

  • have a direct debit facility for the automatic payment of monthly corporate credit card accounts in full; and

  • provide daily enhanced data feeds to the University’s Expense Management System (EMS) provider.

Approval to hold a Corporate Credit Card

An application for a corporate credit card must be approved by the applicant’s Head of Organisational Unit.

The Head of Organisational Unit must:

  • Ensure that the corporate credit card applicant:

    • Is a continuing, fixed term or adjunct employee of the University; and

    • occupies a position that:

  1. has a regular and demonstrated need to purchase goods/services; and/or

  2. is required to undertake international travel for University business; or

  3. is required to undertake domestic travel for University business a minimum of three (3) times a year.

  • Monthly spend limit for travel and /or purchasing transactions; and

  • Individual transaction limit where the credit card use is for general purchasing;

based on:

  • Agree to underwrite any corporate credit card transactions incurred.

  • Review annually:

  • the need for the cardholder to retain a corporate credit card;

  • the delegation appropriate to the cardholder; and

  • the credit limits applying to the card.

Corporate Credit Cardholder Responsibilities

Subsequent to the Head of Organisational Unit approval to hold a corporate credit card, a card will be issued in accordance with FMPM Procedure 421 – Corporate Credit Cards.

Corporate credit cardholders are accountable for:

  • all transactions undertaken on the card;

  • the safe custody of the card;

  • ensuring all expenditure is for official University business purposes only and is in accordance with the following policies and procedures:

The corporate credit card must not be used for any purpose that is of a personal or private nature.

Corporate credit card transactions must be acquitted in accordance with FMPM Procedure 421 - Corporate Credit Card.

The return of a corporate credit card must be in accordance with FMPM Procedure 421 - Corporate Credit Card.

Suspension or Cancellation of Corporate Credit Cards

A corporate credit card may be suspended or cancelled by the Head of Organisation Unit or the Director, Financial and Business Services in accordance with FMPM Procedure 421 –Corporate Credit Card.

Corporate Credit Card Register

The Director, Financial and Business Services is responsible for maintaining a Corporate Credit Card Register detailing:

  • the name of the corporate credit cardholder;

  • the monthly limit on the credit card; and

  • the transaction limit on the credit card (if purchasing delegation has been authorised).

Related documents, legislation or JCU Statutes

Financial and Performance Management Standard 2009 (S19)

Financial Transactions Reports Act 1988

For enquiries in relation to this FMPM Policy please contact: corporatecreditcard@jcu.edu.au

Administration

Approval Details

Policy Sponsor

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Services and Resources

Approval Authority

Finance Committee

Date for next review

08/2016

Revision History

Version

Approval date

Implementation date

Details

Author

15-01

09/09/2015

10/09/2015

Policy Sponsor and Approval Authority updated to reflect the approved Policy and Delegations Framework

Quality Standards and Policy Unit

12-01

13/11/2012

13/11/2012

Finance Committee (1/12)

 

11-01

18/08/2011

18/08/2011

Finance Committee (6/11)

 

01-09

23/02/2009

02/03/2009

  

08-01

13/11/2008

21/11/2008

  

07-02

15/11/2007

12/12/2007

  

07-01

08/03/2007

04/04/2007

 

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