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The Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) is Cornell's central finance management function. DFA's vision consists of three components: "Partners, Stewards, Innovators." Read More

The Division of Financial Affairs is led by Cornell University’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joanne M. DeStefano, who, as custodian of Cornell’s financial records, is responsible for directing business, financial, and informational services in support of academic programs. Read More

The Division of Financial Affairs annually produces the financial statements for Cornell University, which provide information on the state of the university’s finances. The statements include the Statement of Financial Position and the Statement of Activities. The audited financial statement for the 2015 fiscal year is available on our Annual Reports page. A guide to understanding the financial statements is available at

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News: Open Seats for February, March, April Finance Training Classes

Diversity Initiative: BRC and Diverse Supplier Initiative Update

News: Cornell Chronicle: DeStefano takes a holistic approach to managing risk
News: 2015 W-2 forms are being printed and are available in Workday
News: Revisions issued to University Policy 3.2, Travel Expenses
News: 2016 IRS Standard Mileage Rates Announced
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