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The mandate of Treasury is to safeguard and grow the assets of the university including the endowments and working capital. Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures and best practices for the university's investments.
  • Maximize investment potential of university assets.
  • Co-ordinate reporting and advising of all trust and endowment activity.
  • Create efficiencies in cash management - deposits, transfers of funds and point of sale transactions.
  • Manage and control all banking, card processing (Moneris, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Debit) and related financial arrangements.
  • Administers Housing Loan Guarantee program.

Card Processing

Treasury assists the York community by promoting, setting up and facilitating card processing payments – debit, credit and eCommerce.

All acceptance of credit card payments must be:

  1. authorized by York Treasury
  2. compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
  3. set up through the university’s card processing provider Moneris Solutions

For information on accepting credit and debit card payments, please contact the Treasury Office.

Understanding Trusts & Endowments