Exceptional Service—Without Exception

The Business Services Team has direct responsibility for:

  • Accounting (including audit, tax, and grants administration)
  • Purchasing and Accounts Payable
  • Budgeting
  • Cash Management
  • Cashiering
  • Student Accounts
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Systems
  • Payroll
  • We also provide oversight to the following outsourced services: Highlander –The Shop at Macalester, Central Receiving, Document Services, Mailing Services, and Dining Services.

Business Services Mission Statement

The Business Services Team fosters responsible stewardship of Macalester’s financial resources through integrity, effectiveness, and innovation. Guided by the College’s mission, we strive to deliver consistently exemplary service with respect for the diverse needs of the entire Macalester community and external parties who rely on our work. We partner with our constituents to help them achieve their goals through timely and accurate resources, fiscal accountability, best practices, technical expertise, and ethical guidance fueled by a solutions-oriented spirit.

Regular Business Services Office Hours – Academic Year

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Lost or Stolen Pcard?

Call Wells Fargo immediately at 1-800-932-0036. Send email to Pcard Administrator at as soon as you are able.

News and Updates

Business Services is excited to announce our first step toward assisting staff and faculty with Macalester’s Equity Purchasing Initiative

Premium Waters – Due to supply shortages Macalester is on will call for water deliveries.  This may affect your water deliveries until further notice.

2021 Shred schedule: Shred Right Collection Schedule (gDoc)