Ways to invoice Account NI
There are 2 main ways that invoices can be sent to Account NI - by email or post.
On no account should invoices be sent by both email and post.
Dealing with Account NI electronically is both cheaper and faster.
Invoices can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Invoices must be in either .pdf or .tif format.
Hard Copy invoices can be sent to the relevant departmental PO Box detailed below with the exception of invoices for:
- utilities (eg. phones / mobiles, water, electricity, fuel, rent, rates, franking machine postage top-ups)
- the Works Order Processing System (WOPS)
- DfI Roads Service Fleet, which should continue to be sent to departments through normal channels.
On the 8th May 2016 the number of Northern Ireland Departments reduced from 12 to 9. This was achieved through the dissolution of 3 existing Departments, the renaming of most of the others and a reallocation and transfer of some departmental functions details of which can be found here.
From the 9th May 2016 the following guidance should be followed when sending an invoice to Account NI.
Invoices relating to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, with the exception of Rivers Agency, should now be sent to:
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Account NI – DAERA
PO Box 1190
Purchase Order Number: 618xxxxxxx
All invoices in relation to Rivers Agency should now be sent to DfI.
Department of Education
Account NI – DE
PO Box 1193
Purchase Order Number: 617xxxxxxx
Invoices relating Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment should now be sent to:
Department for the Economy
Account NI - DFE
PO Box 1148
Purchase Order Number: 613xxxxxxx
Invoices relating Department of Finance and Personnel should now be sent to:
Department of Finance
Account NI - DOF
PO Box 1120
Purchase Order Number: 610xxxxxxx
Invoices relating Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety should now be sent to:
Department of Health
Account NI - DOH
PO Box 1173
Purchase Order Number: 614xxxxxxx
All invoices relating to the Department for Regional Development, Transport NI (formerly Roads Service), Driver and Vehicles Agency and DARD Rivers Agency should now be sent to:
Department for Infrastructure
Account NI - DFI
PO Box 1207
Purchase Order Number: 621xxxxxxx
All invoices relating to the Department for Social Development should now be sent to:
Department for Communities
Account NI – DFC
PO Box 1176
Purchase Order Number: 615xxxxxxx
Department of Justice
Account NI – DOJ
PO Box 403
Purchase Order Number: 623xxxxxxx
Public Prosecution Service
Account NI – PPS
PO Box 405
Purchase Order Number: 624xxxxxxx
Northern Ireland Office
Account NI – NIO
PO Box 2196
Purchase Order Number: 625xxxxxxx
Some of the functions and services of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister have been transferred. Please contact the customer who will be able to advise which department your invoice should now be sent to or review the details of the transfer of functions and services. Alternatively send the invoice to:
The Executive Office
Account NI – TEO
PO Box 1119
Purchase Order Number: 611xxxxxxx
All functions and services of the Department for Employment and Learning have been transferred.
Please contact the customer who will be able to advise which department PO Box your invoice should now be sent to or review the details of the transfer of functions and services.