The Accounting area of the Finance Office consists of

  • General Accounting
  • Grants Accounting
  • Accounts Payable

General/Grants Accounting

The General Accounting office handles general ledger and bank account reconciliations, prepares and inputs journal entries (including chargebacks), performs grant and sponsored project accounting and review, manages the University's short-term investments, ensures debt service payments are made on a timely basis, processes sales tax returns (except those relating to Memorial Union operations) and provides support to University departments and organizations when questions arise about account balances, transactions posted to incorrect Banner FOAPALs, etc. The office also provides a basic level of support for Banner Finance users.

General and Grants Accounting staff

Luther Lee, Director of Finance / Controller

  • External reporting, financial analysis, investment management, debt service

Marsha Stromgren, Director of Accounting

  • External reporting, journal entries, account balances, account reconciliations, capital asset accounting, journal entries

Jan Crawford, Senior Accountant / Insurance Manager

  • Account reconciliations, insurance management, bank account reconciliations, 

Ashley Lewicki, Accountant

  • Grant and sponsored contract accounting, post-award administration, journal entries, account balances, account reconciliations
Mary Gruber, Accounts Specialist
  • Account reconciliations, journal entries, account balances, sales tax returns, Banner fund/org/account setup

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable office is responsible for timely payment of invoices to vendors, employees and others. This includes purchases associated with outstanding purchase orders, direct payments authorized by payment vouchers, employee expense reimbursements and purchasing card billings. Accounts Payable also is responsible for preparing and mailing Form 1099 and assisting others in the University with questions relating to vendor invoices and other payment-related issues.

Accounts Payable Staff

Marsha Stromgren, Director of Accounting - Payments to non-U.S. citizens, sales and income tax issues

Tammy Parsons, Accounts Specialist - Vendor payments, travel expenses, excess financial aid payments, employee expense reimbursements, purchasing card logs, check printing and distribution, general accounts payable issues, ACH files

Amy Schmidtlein, Accounts Specialist - Vendor payments, travel expenses, excess financial aid payments, employee expense reimbursements, purchasing card logs, check printing and distribution, general accounts payable issues, ACH files

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