Summer is a busy time

Mike Rhoades, chief accounting officer, wrote this week’s column.

Mike Rhoades

Summertime brings warm weather, visitors, conferences and a lot of travel to and from our laboratory. The increase in employee and visitor travel during the summer makes it a very busy season for the general accounting group at Fermilab. The group, which processes all travel reimbursements, is working hard to keep up with the challenge. It also handles registration fees, mileage reimbursements, petty cash requests, off-site housing payments and many other payment requests.

The general accounting group is part of the larger Accounting Department in the Finance Section. Like the rest of the Finance Section, we strive to provide the best service to our customers and serve the needs of the Fermilab community, the Fermi Research Alliance and the Department of Energy. Check out the Accounting Department website to find out more about our groups and what they do. On our website you’ll find a contact list for the people in our department, as well as links to forms and schedules and other helpful accounting information. Feel free to contact a group with your questions. On behalf of all the folks in the Accounting Department, I wish you a successful summer and safe travels.