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Office of the Controller
The Office of the Controller is dedicated to supporting the teaching, research and service missions of the FIU community by providing efficient and effective financial and administrative services, by enabling access to information and resources, by supporting internal controls and regulatory compliance and by promoting the financial health and security of each unit and of the University as a whole.

Accounting and Reporting Services
The Accounting and Reporting Services Department is committed to providing efficient, effective, and professional service to students, faculty, and staff. We will provide our best efforts and dependable financial services to the campus community through our professional expertise by developing practical procedures, guidelines and processes, promoting the financial acumen of the University community, maintaining sound financial records and internal controls, and seeking continuous improvements. We will strive to provide timely, accurate, and complete financial information for use in decision making while maintaining the focus on customer service with its most important customer, the student, in mind.

Financial Systems and Support Services
The Department of Financial Systems and Support Services is committed to maximizing FIU’s investment in PeopleSoft Financials while providing excellent customer service to the university community at-large and its administrative departments so that they can be ‘World’s Ahead’ in their business operations, ultimately serving our students and supporting FIU’s Mission.

We provide operational support, strategic direction and leadership in the use of the PeopleSoft Financials System by providing high quality instructor-led and online training, direct hands-on assistance via our open labs, direct phone support via our call-center, business process analysis and innovative problem solving by leveraging experienced functional and technical resources, complicated querying and reporting services, and consultative assistance to other departments, project teams and key-user groups in developing and rolling out new business processes and procedures.

Additionally, we manage from a functional perspective, the administrative systems that support the financial business functions of the University, including:
  • Procurement of Commodities and Services
  • Vendor and Non-Employee Payables
  • Employee Travel Authorizations and Expense Reimbursement
  • Asset Management and Property Control
  • Financial Statement and Financial Management Reporting
  • University-Wide Budget Preparation
  • Board of Governors Reporting \ SUS Data Administrator Activities
  • Monitoring and control of system transactions to support security and data integrity

  • Purchasing Services
    The Purchasing Services' mission is to provide the procurement solution, receiving, and asset management services that are appropriate for every circumstance and to facilitate within the applicable state, federal, and University rules, regulations and procedures, each department/college’s unique mission within the University community. Purchasing Services is committed to the accomplishment of this mission while acting responsibly to protect the assets and vital business interest of the university.

    Asset Management’s objective is to establish guidelines and procedures governing the accountability, control, transfer, and ultimate disposal of tangible personal property acquired by the University. We are committed to providing quality support services to the University Community complying with all applicable state, federal, and University rules, regulations and procedures.

    Central Receiving receives, inspects, records, and delivers all incoming purchase order merchandise at Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus. We are committed to providing excellent customer service by expediting deliveries to the University community in a timely manner.

    Scientific Receiving receives, inspects, records, and delivers all incoming scientific equipment and supplies at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. We are committed to providing excellent customer service by expediting deliveries to the University community in a timely manner.

    Payment Services
    The Office of the Controller’s Payment Services supports the mission of the University and includes the area of Accounts Payable, Credit Card Solutions and Travel. These areas employ competent and caring business professionals who are innovative, resourceful, collaborative and helpful in facilitating the management and accountability of the University’s payment processes. Integrity, customer service, creativity, and excellence are the core values that guide our conduct, performance, and decisions.

    The Accounts Payable section is responsible for providing payment services for goods and services to vendors, which have been rendered on behalf of the University. This process includes working with other University departments in order to ensure timely and accurate payments are made in compliance with established University policies and procedures. In addition, disbursements must meet appropriate controls such that the appropriate payments are made following the rules and regulations of governmental agencies federal, state, and local.

    The Credit Card Solutions section is responsible for the professional management and oversight of the University’s Credit Card Program. This program provides a tool for the processing of commodity purchases and payment of travel related expenditures required to conduct University business in an efficient, effective, and customer-focused manner. Within the scope of this mission is the responsibility to coordinate and direct all the operational functions and financial transactions that are part of the Card Program as they relate to the financial needs of all University departments. Our team monitors for compliance to insure that transactions adhere to University policies, procedures, generally accepted accounting principles and rules established by the University.

    The University Travel section is committed to excellence by providing accurate and timely travel and other expense reimbursements incurred by employees and authorized individuals, training support and outstanding customer service through dedicated teamwork.

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