The primary mission of the Office of Accounting is to serve our customers who include students, faculty, administrators, donors, grant agencies and the Board of Trustees. Our primary product is timely and accurate financial information. The Office of Accounting strives to provide high-quality financial documentation, consultation and support through the adherence to policies and procedures, technical innovation and team collaboration. The Office of Accounting is comprised of general accounting and external funds accounting, as described below:
General Accounting is responsible for maintaining the university's general ledger, and recording and reporting all university financial transactions. General accounting manages the month-end and year-end accounting close functions, and provides account analysis and financial consultation to the campus at large.
Grants and Contracts Accounting
External funds accounting is responsible for the post-award financial reporting of private and government grants and contracts. The Office of Accounting also prepares budget appropriations, indirect cost charges and billings for restricted funds, and works in conjunction with the Office of Budget and Treasury to track the university’s numerous endowment gifts.