Financial Reporting & Operations - About Us

 

 

The Financial Reporting and Operations team is responsible for preparing the University’s quarterly and annual financial statements, as well as annual reports for the University’s benefit plans, and other audited financial statements. Included in these responsibilities are:

 

►The integrity and compliance of the data within the Accounting and Reporting at Columbia system (ARC).

►The accuracy and timeliness of all monthly, quarterly and annual financial period closings.

►The maintenance and modification of the University’s Chart of Accounts.

►Customer service and support to all areas within the Finance Division and throughout the University community.

►Accounting and reporting functions related to University investment, capital and debt transactions.

 

We are accountable to the Trustees and the Audit Committee.

 

Our team is organized into the following groups:

 

Financial Reporting

Cash Accounting

UAH Accounting

Capital Asset Accounting

Pension Accounting

 

Who We Are

Barbara Hough
Controller

Office of the Controller
615 West 131st Street;
Studebaker Building, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
bh2506@columbia.edu

 

Michael Kerstan
Associate Controller

Office of the Controller/ Fin. Rpt. and Ops.
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker Building 3rd Floor
mk1225@columbia.edu