Office of the University Controller
The Office of the University Controller is responsible for the management, reporting, and analysis of the university's administrative financial operations.
The staff facilitates strong internal controls and good stewardship of university assets, provides accurate reporting and analysis to support strategic decision-making, and protects the university by ensuring compliance with regulatory, reporting, audit, and other external requirements.
- Financial Reporting
Financial Reporting is dedicated to providing timely and accurate financial information for external reporting and analysis to support decision-making within the university.
- Fixed Assets Department
The Fixed Assets ensures that the university’s physical assets are recorded and safeguarded in compliance with the university’s policies and third party requirements.
- Grants and Contracts Accounting Services (GCAS)
Grants and Contracts Accounting Services (GCAS) is responsible for sound financial management of sponsored projects, including establishing and administering financial policies and procedures and coordinating the annual Single Audit.
- Student Accounts Office
The Student Accounts Office is committed to providing excellent service to students throughout their educational experience at the George Washington University.
On our website you can find detailed information about your bill, learn about the variety of payment options, review tuition rates, or request an itemized statement for employer reimbursement.
- Financial Systems & Solutions (FSS)
Financial Systems & Solutions (FSS) is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the financial and operational systems on which the Finance Division and its customers rely for daily operations.
Using Business Intelligence and other Advanced Analytical capabilities, FSS brings together multiple business processes and transactional systems to create a new organizational competency centered around leveraging information for decision-making.
- Tax Department
The Tax Department is responsible for managing the university's tax risks and ensuring compliance with applicable tax authorities.
As a resource to the university community regarding university-related tax issues, it strives to deliver quality tax services including tax research, planning, and reporting.
- University Accounting Services
The University Accounting Services mission is to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the accounting data in our Oracle financial system.
Responsibilities include the processing of departmental journal entries, wires, and remote check deposits; reconciling and analyzing balance sheet accounts; and filing both the District of Columbia and the Virginia Sales Tax returns.
The unified Procure-to-Pay structure provides streamlined coordination and communication at every step of the procurement to payment and contract management processes.
- Procurement Services
Procurement is responsible for the university’s procurement of goods and services, offering multiple methods of purchasing items via the iBuy+ system, electronic requisition, or use of a P-Card, and for supplier registration and expense reimbursements.
- University Payables
The University Payables staff are responsible for processing university payments to internal and external customers.
They establish processes and procedures to ensure the university meets its payment obligations in a timely fashion, and provide guidance and support for internal customers throughout the invoice and payment processing cycle.
The University Payables team also partners with the Procurement, Supplier Maintenance, and the Tax Department staff to ensure the transactions are compliant with the university’s policies and other regulations.
- Travel Services
GW Travel Services is the “go to” place for faculty, staff and students to access GW travel discounts including air, hotel and car rental for both business and leisure travel.
Financial Operations includes management and oversight of Treasury Management, Risk Management, Business Services, and the Office of Real Estate.
- Treasury Management
Treasury Management is responsible for the management of the university’s financial resources.
This includes investment of cash and the administration of debt to ensure resources are available to meet the operating and capital needs of the university as well as management of the relationship with the outsourced investment manager.
- Office of Risk Management
The Office of Risk Management provides the expertise necessary to maintain a safe and healthy campus environment where bodily injury and property damage risk are prevented or controlled and the potential liability from loss is adequately financed.
Their work includes identification and analysis of key risk exposures, recommendation of insurance coverage, and managing incident reporting.
- Business Services
Business Services manages a diverse portfolio of essential services that support the needs of the GW community. These services provide revenue to the institution in support of its overall mission and enhance the student experience by providing convenient, user-friendly, competitively priced, customer-service focused goods and services.
- Office of Real Estate
The George Washington University Office of Real Estate manages commercial real estate operations in support of the university’s mission at all three campuses. The department collaborates with academic and administrative units to source, negotiate, and administer off-campus space leases and manages lease agreements with retail tenants on campus. The department also oversees asset management, valuation, and due diligence processes in support of a wide variety of real property types and transaction structures.
Inquiries can be directed to [email protected].
Tenants experiencing facilities issues should contact Facilities Central at [email protected] or for emergencies call 202-994-6706 option 2.