Business and Financial Services

College of Western Idaho (CWI) Business and Financial Services is comprised of: Business Office, Budget, Purchasing, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Student Accounts, Professional Technical Education and Grant Accounting, and Fixed Assets. Our responsibilities include paying the College’s legal obligations, collecting student, grant, state and other revenues, managing student accounts, evaluating and maintaining strong internal controls, and coordinating internal and external audits.

The mission of Business and Financial Services is to safeguard institutional resources and provide effective and efficient accounting and operational support while complying with Federal, State and regulatory financial guidelines.

Audit Reports

Contact information:  Cheryl Wright, Vice President of Finance and Administration

CWI’s Financials are prepared annually for the period July 1- June 30 and are audited by an external firm.  Reports are available for the following years:

Purchasing Notices

Contact information: Janet Gonzalez, RFP / Contract Specialist

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a competitive, formal process required for the purchase of goods or services over $50,000.  Current Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitations to Bids (ITBs) are available at the following:

Budget Reports

Contact information:  Jeff Shinn, Budget Director

The College’s annual operating budget for the period July 1- June 30 is approved by the CWI Board of Trustees. Summary reports of budgeted revenue and expenditures are available for the following years:

Tax Levy

Contact information:  Cheryl Wright, Vice President of Finance and Administration

As a governmental entity, CWI is allowed to tax its constituents. That tax is referred to as a ‘levy’. Over the last four years, the CWI property tax levy rate, as established by Ada and Canyon County, has increased due to an overall decline in assessed values of property.