Fiscal Officer

The duties and responsibilities of the Fiscal Officer include providing daily oversight on how the funds are spent and managed. This oversight includes ensuring funds are budgeted, where appropriate, that they are spent according to fiscal policy, that funds are spent in alignment with the account purpose, that processes and controls are in place, that assets are safeguarded, that transactions are recorded and reported properly, that the account is reconciled on a monthly basis, and that either the expenditures are in conformity with the budget, or appropriate budget changes have been made to reflect a change in the original budget. Signature authority on all financial transactions rests with the Fiscal Officer, and the Fiscal Officer is the only person who can delegate signature authority on an account.

The fiscal officer, as a representative of the University, has a fiduciary responsibility to fulfill the University’s overall mission ethically and in compliance with applicable policies, laws, regulations, and rules, and contracts, grants, and donor restrictions. Accordingly, the fiscal officer is obligated take reasonable actions to ensure that: University funds are used only for official University business; University funds are accounted for accurately in the University's financial records; and The University maintains Internal Controls, which strive to protect all assets, such as facilities, data, equipment, supplies, inventory, accounts receivables, and cash (including checks and credit card payments), from unauthorized access or theft.