The Accounting division, in addition to performing University-wide accounting functions, is responsible for developing and implementing the University’s accounting policies and procedures. It consists of the following two groups: Financial Reporting and Analysis, and Data Integrity.

Financial Reporting and Analysis prepares the University’s consolidated financial statements and serves as liaison to the University’s external auditors. It also maintains the University’s fixed asset inventory system; performs the accounting for the University’s Plant Fund assets and debt related activity; coordinates the audits of the College Auxiliary Enterprise Corporations and College Associations; prepares financial reports for various government agencies such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); and conducts year-end and periodic training for business staff at CUNY’s colleges.

Data Integrity is responsible for reconciling data in the CUNYfirst General Ledger to the City and State financial management systems; reviewing the interfaces between the various University financial systems; and, overseeing the receipt and processing of payroll data from the State and City payroll. This unit is also responsible, for designing, modifying, testing and implementing user programs, mainframe screens, and reports as required or requested by changes in policies, procedures or law, as well as overseeing all activities associated with the creation of the new fiscal year’s computer files.

Visit the Resources page to access guidance documents on CUNY’s accounting and reporting policies and procedures.

Key Staff

Sara Pappas-Montero, University Executive Controller
Kenneth Tirino, University Director of Financial Reporting
Ray Tam, University Director of Systems

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