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The Associate Vice President and University Controller leads the activities of the Division of Financial Affairs and is responsible for maintaining adequate records of assets, liabilities, income, expenses, and other financial transactions of the university; for establishing and maintaining effective internal control procedures; and for preparing all necessary financial reports of an accounting nature.

The University Controller is elected by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the President. The University Controller reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as the President designates, and serves at the pleasure of the President.

Departments reporting to the University Controller include the Associate Controller (responsible for Accounting, Payroll, Tax, and Financial Operations), the University Business Service Center, Financial Information Services, Financial Research Administration (Sponsored Financial Services, and Cost Analysis and Capital Assets), Procurement and Payment Services, and Communications.

University Policies for which the University Controller is responsible.

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About the Associate Vice President and University Controller

A photo of associate vice president and university controller William Sibert.William Sibert is the Associate Vice President and University Controller for Cornell University. He was previously the Controller of MPI Research Inc., Chief Financial Officer at Priva Technologies, the Director of Internal Audit for General Electric Automotive Financial Services, and a staff accountant at Price Waterhouse.

Bill served as an Officer of Marines for four years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in history from Cornell University, a Master of Science in accountancy from California State University - Sacramento and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from Michigan. Bill serves as a member of the Cornell McGovern Center Advisory Council, Treasurer of CCAT Observatory, Inc., and Treasurer of the Kuali Foundation.