Accounts Payable

Welcome to the Lakehead University's Accounts Payable Department. 

Accounts Payable is responsible for the timely and accurate processing and payment of supplier invoices and non-payroll disbursements via paper cheque or through EFT (electronic funds transfer). Payment runs are processed once per week, normally Thursdays, with paper cheques typically mailed within 2 business days.

Recognizing the importance of maintaining valued and productive relationships with the University community and suppliers, we are committed to providing the highest level of service possible.


Our office can assist you with the following:

Contact Accounts Payable

General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please email Accounts Payable at


Ralph Kiessig
Manager Treasury and Ancillary Accounting
Phone: 343-8010 ext 8626

Melissa Lamke
Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: 343-8010 ext 8138

Carolyne Stevens
Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: 343-8010 ext 8242

Michelle Smith
Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: 343-8010 ext 8139 

Vendor Payments

For any payments to vendors covering purchases of materials, supplies, equipment, and services on purchase and non-purchase orders, please contact the clerk responsible for vendors commencing with:

807-343-8010 ext 8138
807-343-8947 fax
807-343-8010 ext 8242
807-343-8947 fax
807-343-8010 ext 8139
807-343-8947 fax