This is just a reminder that Mason is launching a new financial system, Mason Finance Gateway, that will be used to process travel authorizations and reimbursements as well as manual reimbursement forms.  The system is will be going live next week on 2/15/2021.


All faculty and staff need to complete the online navigation training in order to be granted access to the new system.  The training specifics are listed below.  The training takes less than 30 minutes to complete.


I am very excited about the new system and its capabilities.  It includes more automation and better workflow.   So while you are being required to take another training, I think you will find that the benefits of the new system will be more than worth the training time.


Please let me know if you have any questions or feel free to reach out to fiscal training team as well.


Have a great day





Kim Goodwin-Slater

Director Finance

Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University



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Subject: Mason Finance Gateway Transition and Training


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The Mason Finance Gateway is scheduled to go live in February 2021 and will replace the current Travel Request System (TRS) and most manual reimbursement forms (Food and Beverage reimbursement, Payment Requests for reimbursement). Our new travel and expense management system is fully automated, with an electronic workflow and automatic posting to Banner Finance. This means less data entry, fewer account coding errors, easier approvals, and faster reimbursements. The users experience is mobile friendly and a great improvement over our current system.


Employees must complete the required online navigation training in order to access the new system. To complete the training go to and login with your NetID and password. Locate the training, titled Mandatory Mason Finance Gateway Basic Navigation Training, under the “Required Training” tab. Click on the link to complete this training before February 15, 2021. Please refer to the Training Guide for assistance.
Important information about the Gateway, an overview of benefits, what to expect, and resources to get started are available at




Heather Strange

Fiscal Services Policy and Communication