The Office of Financial Services/Comptroller is responsible for managing university accounting records, providing timely and accurate financial statements, and coordinating the annual audit process with the Tennessee Division of State Audit. Our office also enforces ETSU/TBR policies, procedures, and guidelines as well as state/federal laws to ensure the protection and proper use of university assets. Specific university finance issues are also handled in cooperation with several other ETSU departments: Budget, Financial Information Systems, Foundation Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Procurement & Contract Services, and Tax & Revenue Services.
Primary Areas of Responsibility
Ensures the proper the administration of all official university accounting records by providing leadership to the Office of Financial Accounting.
Supervises the Office Grant Accounting to safeguard the creation of billings to award sponsors in accordance to contract terms, prepare periodic & final financial reports, and the process of monitoring to ensure that all related transactions are reasonable, allowable, & allocable.
Oversees the Office of Payroll to verify the proper, accurate, and efficient execution all of monthly, biweekly, & special university payrolls.
Compliance & Reporting
Complies all financial and compliance related data as required by the State of Tennessee for the filing of all university financial statements.
Fiscal Year End
Coordinates all aspects of the fiscal year end shutdown and startup processes in order to facilitate a smooth, precise, & transparent transition.
Responsible for the administration of the records disposal policy, including the approval of all requests for records disposal.
Ensures compliance with the signature authorization policy by approving all requests for signature authorization, including agency accounts.
Establishes and enforces various security protocols as necessary in order to provide a robust risk management plan covering: proof of insurance/State of Tennessee Auto Accident reporting instructions, the State of Tennessee Certificate of Self-Insurance (Enterprise car rental only), as well as anti-fraud measures and training to protect the University against the ongoing rise of phishing emails and other malicious threats.
The Office of Financial Services does not process public records requests, please direct inquiries to University Marketing and Communications.