Controller's Office
Controller's Office

The Controller’s Office oversees Accounts Payable, Payroll, Contract and Grant Accounting, Fixed Assets and Taxation. The University Controller is responsible for compliance with university accounting polices and procedures, county, state and federal regulations, and promulgations of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The University Controller is also responsible for all functions related to preparation of various fiscal reports, including the university's annual audited financial statements and coordination of the year-end closing process with NSU's external auditors. The University Controller reports directly to the Vice President for Finance.

The Controller's Office prepares the University's federal tax returns, including form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax) for the University, the Health Professions Division Foundation, and the Everglades and Central Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). It also prepares and files federal form 5500 (Annual Return Report of Employee Benefit Plan) for each university benefit plan, including retirement, medical, group life, dental and vision plans. In addition, it files state tax returns for Arizona, California, Indiana and Oregon.

The Controller's Office is responsible for preparation of other annual reports, such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) report, the Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP), and a report on Institutional capital spending. This office also prepares the annual Institutional Cost Study report and the biennial Federal Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost rate proposal. The F&A proposal is filed with the Department of Health and Human Services, NSU's cognizant agency.

Our Staff


Name Title Phone Email
Cynthia Gross University Controller x25222
Email Cynthia Gross
Linda Asencio Associate Controller x25299
Email Linda Asencio
Adam Nelson Associate Controller x25272
Email Adam Nelson
Linda Neenan Tax Director x25257
Email Linda Neenan
Vacant Senior Tax Analyst x25274  
Ingrid Balocco Senior Accountant x25266
Email Ingrid Balocco
Ken Nash Financial Reporting Manager x25295
Email Ken Nash
Lucio Bastien Senior Accountant x25296
Email Jennifer Cella
Vacant Senior Accountant    
Vacant Financial Reporting Analyst/Cost Accountant