Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Division supports the university mission by providing service excellence in managing the overall integrity of the university's fiscal activities.
Our leadership supports and leads dynamic teams in areas of accounting, financial reporting, student accounts, financial operations, data analysis, systems support, procurement, payables, travel services, treasury operations, risk management, business services, and tax reporting.
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 is dedicated to providing timely and accurate financial information for external reporting and analysis to support decision-making within the university.
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) is responsible for sound financial management of sponsored projects, including establishing and administering financial policies and procedures and coordinating the annual Single Audit.
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.
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.
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.
Financial Operations includes management and oversight of Treasury Management, Risk Management, Business Services, and the Office of Real Estate.
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 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.
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.
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