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The Division of Financial Affairs
341 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14850

Hours of Operation

  • General Accounting in East Hill Plaza: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, Monday - Friday
  • Payroll: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • Office of the Bursar: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Please use the links below to find contact information for specific departments within the division.

Accounting
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-6240
dfa-generalaccounting@cornell.edu
Kim Yeoh, Associate Controller
(607) 255-6240
ky16@cornell.edu
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Administration
Administration Contact Telephone E-mail
Donna Wilczynski, Temporary Executive Staff Assistant to the CFO
(607) 255-4242
dlp17@cornell.edu
Joanne M. DeStefano, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer (607) 255-4242 jmd11@cornell.edu
Harper Watters, Associate Vice President for Finance and University Treasurer
(607) 254-1590 harper.watters@cornell.edu 
Chris Bennett, Executive Staff Assistant to the Controller
(607) 255-6243
mcb75@cornell.edu
Aimee Turner, Associate Vice President and University Controller
(607) 255-6243
alt82@cornell.edu
Robin Yager, Director, BSC Administration and Financial Services (607) 255-5711 rmy1@cornell.edu
Thomas W. Romantic, Senior Director of Procurement and Business Services
(607) 255-8574
twr2@cornell.edu
Rebecca Collins, Facilities and Administrative Services Coordinator, DFA/East Hill Plaza Only
(607) 255-7837
rlc56@cornell.edu
General e-mail: dfa-vp@cornell.edu

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Bursar
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-6413
uco-bursar@cornell.edu
Peter E. Olcott, University Bursar
(607) 255-6413
po11@cornell.edu
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Computer Operations

For support, see IT Support.

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Cornell Procurement Services
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-3804
procurement@cornell.edu
Helpline (607) 254-5300
 
Tom Romantic, Senior Director of Procurement and Business Services
(607) 255-8574
twr2@cornell.edu
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Credit Card Programs
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-5039
creditcards@cornell.edu
Kathy Sheils, Program Administrator
(607) 255-4548
kad13@cornell.edu
Natasha Aumick, Procurement Card Assistant
(607) 255-5039 nlg6@cornell.edu
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Finance Training
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-2175
uco-training@cornell.edu
Steve Jackson, Manager of Customer Training and Development
(607) 255-2175
sbj1@cornell.edu
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Financial Research Administration (Capital Assets, Cost Analysis, Sponsored Financial Services)
Contact Telephone E-mail
Sponsored Financial Services
(607) 255-5085 sfs-help@cornell.edu 
Jeffrey Silber, Sr. Director, Sponsored Financial Services
(607) 255-2016
jas9@cornell.edu
Nancy Abbott, Manager, Cost Analysis and Capital Assets
(607) 255-9368
nja3@cornell.edu
Ilene Lambiase, Manager of Sponsored Financial Services
(607) 255-0875
iml22@cornell.edu
Janet Strait, Quality Assurance and Analysis
(607) 255-1482
jis45@cornell.edu
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Financial Systems Administration and Information Delivery
Contact Telephone E-mail
KFS Help Request
   
KDW/OBIEE Contact

kfs-idr@cornell.edu
Dan Dwyer, Director
(607) 254-8633
djd1@cornell.edu

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Human Resources
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
  dfa-hr@cornell.edu

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Payments
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-6240
dfa-disbursement-review@cornell.edu
Cathy Salino, Manager of Operations
(607) 255-6240
ccs1@cornell.edu
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Payroll
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-5194
uco-payroll@cornell.edu
Phillip Turke, Director of University Payroll
(607) 255-5194
pt288@cornell.edu
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Tax
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 254-4670
uco-tax@cornell.edu
William Dee Allen, Tax Manager
(607) 255-3790
wda39@cornell.edu
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University and Small Academic Finance Service Center
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-9359 usabsc@cornell.edu
Ken Putnam, Director, Business Support Services (607) 255-9044
krp5@cornell.edu
Lynn Benedetto, Manager, Financial Management Support Service (607) 255-6549 lad23@cornell.edu
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University Policy Office and DFA Communications
Contact
Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 255-6837
policy@cornell.edu
dfa-communications@cornell.edu
Joshua Adams, Director of University Policy, DFA Communications
(607) 255-8279 ja22@cornell.edu
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University Treasurer
Contact Telephone E-mail
General contact
(607) 254-1590  
Harper Watters, Associate Vice President and University Treasurer
(607) 254-1590
harper.watters@cornell.edu
Debra Federation, Director of Cash Management
(607) 254-1597
dmf39@cornell.edu
Carolann Saggese, Director of Debt
(607) 254-1591
cdj4@cornell.edu
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