Welcome to SEAS Finance.


SEAS Finance provides strategic decision support, sound financial planning, internal control, and customer service to SEAS faculty, staff and students, university colleagues, and external stakeholders. We foster a culture that promotes financial discipline and sustainability, transparency, and collaboration. By doing so, SEAS Finance supports the School's mission to serve society and address global challenges through education and research.


The office, led by the Assistant Dean for Finance Tim Fater, is comprised of four teams:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Operations
  • Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
  • Payroll

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, financial reporting, budgeting and strategic planning, financial policy development, risk management, internal controls, fund management, purchasing, travel and reimbursement, card services, student funding, financial aid allocation, fixed asset and capital project management, data management, and faculty, staff and student payrolls.

FY18/19 Goals

  1. Continue efforts to develop a path towards financial sustainability.

  2. Deepen relationships with Areas, including ADs, ADRAFs, RPMs, and Admins

  3. Evaluate Finance's support of Areas based on changes in research administration

  4. Support new programs by developing standard approach to budget

  5. Clarify financial planning and processes with Faculty Affairs and Academic Programs

  6. Establish standard financial reporting format 

  7. Continue to broaden IR's data support and analysis 

  8. Setup everyone for success 


For full Finance Organizational Chart click here