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Controller's Office Organizational chart

Tammy Slusser, Controller
Phone: 330-672-4540
Email: tslusser@kent.edu

The Controller's Office is comprised of six departments. The office is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for all Kent State campuses. 

The Controller's Office develops, implements and maintains internal controls and financial reporting policies, standards and procedures and works closely with university departments to ensure compliance with these policies and with federal, state and local regulations. 

Accounts Payable
Processes all payment requests for all eight campuses, oversees the PCard program, maintains vendor master file, provides administrative support for the employee expense reimbursement application, provides guidance and support to all university departments regarding payment practices and policies, prepares all required tax reporting, including issuance of 1099's. 

Financial Accounting

Coordinates month-end and year-end closes; processes journal entries; prepares bank account reconciliations, prepares and reviews balance sheet reconciliations; review and analysis of various financial transactions; oversight for capital asset accounting; participates in preparation of financial statements and other required financial reporting. 

Grants Accounting
Provides accounting oversight and monitoring for all externally funded grants and contracts, works closely with Research and Economic Development and university departments to ensure compliance with federal, state and agency regulations.  Oversees the effort certification reporting process, prepares journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations, participates in the preparation of financial statements and other required financial reporting. 

Processes payroll for all Kent State campuses, oversees and administers the timekeeping application, processes withholding payment requests, prepares payroll tax and retirement reporting.

Student Receivable Accounting
Provides accounting support to the Bursar's Office, maintenance of fee assessment process in Banner; various review and analysis related to student accounts receivable and student financial aid; issues 1098T tax statements, provides accounting support for student loan programs, participates in financial statement preparation and other required financial reporting.

Tax and Treasury Services
Oversees all tax reporting and compliance related to sales tax, real estate tax and unrelated business income tax; also responsible for compliance related to tax-exempt debt; and provides guidance on tax related matters to university departments.

Oversees the daily cash management; cash forecasting and investments; coordinates debt issuances and preparation of on-going debt disclosures; participates in the preparation of financial statements.