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About Accounting

The accounting functions within DFA fall primarily under the responsibility of the University Controller.

University Controller

Accounting Operations manages the month-end and year-end closing processes, and provides functional oversight of some of the common accounting tools such as JEMS and Payment Requests.  It also encompasses Accounts Payable.

General Accounting provides guidance to the units on general ledger transactions and monitors accounting practices in the areas of invested funds, restricted gifts and unrestricted funds, and other general accounting topics.  It also, along with Reporting, produces the university's annual audited financial statements.

Cost Analysis and Capital Assets is responsible for capital assets accounting and inventory; calculating, submitting and supporting the negotiation of our Facilities and Administrative (F&A) and Employee Benefit rates; development and maintenance of internal cost allocation models; and approval of service center rates.

Sponsored Financial Services provides post-award financial administration of sponsored agreements and federal appropriations.  This includes analysis of expenditures, sponsor billing, and sponsor financial reporting.