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Area Accountants

We can help you with:

  • Just about anything. If we can't help, we'll find out who can.
  • Properly recording, classifying, reconciling, correcting, and querying financial transactions.
  • Internal controls for sound business practices.
  • Guidance and interpretation for the multitude of fiscal policies and procedures.

What the "area" in area accountant means:

Each area accountant is responsible for the organizational units under one or more Vice Chancellor areas as shown in the table below. Each area accountant also has primary responsibility for certain Fund groups. Don't know who your area accountant is? Find area accountant by org. And don't worry about contacting the "wrong" one; we work as a team and are all happy to help.

Area Accountant Vice Chancellor Areas Funds 
Leila McCamey
Jenny Shao
• Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Non-A&S Units
Research and Graduate School
10, 11, 20, 26 
Elizabeth (Liz) Spencer
• Chancellor 
• Vice Chancellor for Administration
• Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Units
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
29, 34, 36, 72, 78
Rebekah Martino
• Vice Chancellor ODECE
• Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Arts & Sciences Units
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

28, 50, 80

What we do:

  • Support Boulder Campus departments that have questions about budget, actual, or encumbrance transactions, reports, or processes.
  • Learn and understand your department's business activities and financial management needs.
  • Offer training, in coordination with System offices, that highlights:
    • Accounting, budgeting, and procurement policies and procedures.
    • Preparing online actual journals, cash transfer journals, and budget journals.
    • Reading financial statements and budget reports.
    • The University's financial systems.
  • Provide secondary approval for Gift Fund journals and other journals that may require higher-level approval.
  • Post-audit financial transactions to ensure they are in compliance with the established rules, policies, and regulations. This includes:
    • Abnormal or unchanged balances.
    • A review for the appropriate use of account codes, especially ID revenue and ID expense.
    • Suspense accounts.
    • A review of cash receipts.
    • Keeping a look-out for general weirdness.
  • Review and assure the accuracy of quarterly and year-end financial statements, related footnotes, and workpapers, as well as perform quarterly variance analysis.