The Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Alyson Silva, MAC, CPA, oversees the financial operations of the University, including Budget Administration, Treasury Operations, Risk Management, and the Controller's Office. The Controller's Office includes Accounts Payable, Contracts and Grants Accounting, Financial Reporting, Fixed Assets, Payroll, and Taxation.
Financial Operations serves as an instrumental administrative unit that processes all payments to vendors and employees, oversees accounting transactions and maintains the general ledger, prepares financial statements and reports, files tax returns, manages the University’s cash and investments as well as its debt portfolio, administers the annual operating budget, and oversees the University's insurance programs.
The Vice President for Finance, together with her staff, are responsible for preparing financial reports for appropriate institutional officials, the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees, and outside agencies. This includes preparation of the University's annual audited financial statements certified by Ernst & Young LLP, the independent Certified Public Accountants engaged by the University.
Financial Operations embraces the University's core values and recognizes staff who exceed expectations in providing high level service. To nominate a member of the Financial Operations team, the following form may be submitted to the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance.