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09:23 Jun 13, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
German term or phrase: Anordnungsstelle
Appears on a form about recruiting university researchers in the section relating to their teaching responsibilities. The surrounding terms are: Stellen-Nr.; Kostenstellen-Nr.; Kapitel; Titel; %-Anteil

I believe it's a department/office that checks invoices and then issues the relevant payment orders. Is there a term for this in English?
Abi Weller
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:21

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3 +1controller's office
Johanna Timm, PhD



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controller's office


You are right, the Anordnungsstelle is an office that authorizes the disbursement of payments.

At universities, this is what the Controller's office does.

"The Office of the Controller is responsible for University Accounting, Accounts Payable, the Procurement and Contracts department, and Grants and Contracts Accounting. The office ensures that university funds are disbursed and recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures. The Controller provides accurate financial information in a cost effective, efficient, and timely manner to those responsible for managing the financial resources of the university and to external constituencies."

Johanna Timm, PhD
Local time: 16:21
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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agree  gangels
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