Office of the Controller - About Us

what we do

The Office of the Controller is responsible for managing and supporting the overall financial activities of the University. This includes:

  • providing timely and accurate fiscal information to the Columbia community and to external parties;
  • managing internal controls to ensure compliance with best practice accounting principles and federal and state regulations;
  • mitigating risk;
  • ensuring that all accounting records are accurate and up-to-date;
  • safeguarding the assets of the University; and
  • developing and maintaining systems and reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information that supports the University’s strategic management initiatives.

 

our functional units

The Controller’s Office encompasses several different units, each focused on specific tasks.

 

Other Activities

The Controller’s Office is dedicated to supporting the teaching, research and service missions of the Columbia community by providing efficient services, and easy access to information and resources, and by promoting the financial health and security of each unit and of the University as a whole. We also provide our users with best practice financial support, guidance and consultation.

Who We Are


Mark Hawkins
Vice President, Finance and Controller

615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
mh3410@columbia.edu

 

Lisa Rogerson
Executive Assistant

615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
ljc103@columbia.edu
 
 
Fabrizio Carucci
Associate Vice President, Research Policy and Indirect Cost
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027

 

Deborah Goldberg
Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Finance
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
dg2938@columbia.edu

 

Jon Heleno
Deputy Controller, Financial Reporting and Accounting Operations

615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
jh3963@columbia.edu

 

Jane Hojan-Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Student Financial Services
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027
jh3574@columbia.edu

 

Frank Iovino
Executive Director, Payroll
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
fi2114@columbia.edu

 

Julia Shanahan
Executive Director, Tax
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
js4717@columbia.edu

 

Karen Stewart 
Executive Director, Benefits and Pension Accounting and Reporting
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
ks3222@columbia.edu

 

Donna Ulijn
Director, Project and Process Management
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
du2149@columbi.edu

 

Renotta Young
Deputy Controller, Audits and Compliance
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
ry2156@columbia.edu