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The Office of Finance and Administration is led by Dr. Kenneth Jessell, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration (CFO/SVP). Dr. Kenneth Jessell provides leadership in the administration of all financial operations including: Office of Business & Finance, Controllers, and Treasury as well as Facilities Management and Human Resources. The following officers report directly to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO: Associate Vice President Business & Finance, University Controller, University Treasurer, Associate Vice President Facilities Management and Vice President Human Resources.

Ivette Capote, Financial Analyst III
305-348-0345
icapote@fiu.edu

Ivette assists the CFO in allocating revenue by reviewing and analyzing budget forecasts, budget variances and strategic initiatives to help ensure that appropriate financial resources are dedicated to the key strategic themes and objectives of the University. She serves as the Executive Area Budget Manager for departments within the Division of Finance and Administration and works closely with the CFO on strategic planning and team objectives. She also manages and coordinates Board of Trustee (BOT) preparation for areas reporting to the CFO/Senior VP of Finance and Administration. Prepares all materials, agenda, talking points, and summary reports and ensure that all materials are in order for CFO Trustee briefings. Finally, she manages preparation for the Board of Governors meetings for areas reporting to the CFO/Senior VP of Finance and Administration.

Jessica I. Castro, Special Assistant to the CFO
305-348-6352
jicastro@fiu.edu

Jessica directs the operational and human resource function of the unit. She oversees the overall daily function of the Office of Finance and Administration. Jessica serves as the HR Liaison and handles HR related issues across all units within the CFO’s purview. In this role she processes and monitors Purchases Orders, Pro Card Transactions, travel reimbursements, office supplies, materials purchases, and monetary expenditures from all Foundation and University accounts. Jessica works closely with the CFO and the Associate VP of Business and Finance on special projects within Finance & Administration. In addition, Jessica supervises the Office Assistant and the student assistants.

Daniel Leon, Office Assistant
305-348-8024
dtileon@fiu.edu

Danny is responsible for managing the daily agenda for Kenneth A. Jessell, CFO/SVP Finance and Administration and Aime Martinez, Associate VP, Business & Finance, which includes arranging the calendar, scheduling appointments, preparing both for meetings and conferences. He coordinates all team meetings by publishing agendas, distributing pertinent data and finalizing all logistics.