Finance and Accounting

Located in Science Hall 148, Administrative Accounting and Finance is responsible for monitoring, recording, and reporting on Augsburg’s financial resources.  Our team manages and reports on all University accounting and Treasury functions, restricted and designated fund and grant tracking, and coordinates fiscal budgeting and planning processes.

ROLE/FUNCTION/PURPOSE

  • Operational accounting
  • External financial reporting
  • Debt and cash management
  • Planning and budgeting development and analysis
  • Financial and operational analysis
  • Grant accounting and agency reporting
  • Capital project reporting
  • Development and oversight of related policies and procedures

MANAGEMENT

  • Beth Reissenweber (VP of Finance & Administration, CFO)
  • Gerri Stepanek (Shared Services Controller) – Directs the planning and accounting operations of the University. This includes recording financial transactions in compliance with GAAP, developing, analyzing, and communicating periodic financial information, and developing standard policies and procedures that support internal controls and risk management.

ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOUNTING

  • Fola Tiamiyu (Associate Controller) – Responsible for managing accounting transaction and payroll processing to ensure data integrity and accuracy. Oversees the month-end and annual financial reporting process including account analysis and reconciliation. Assists the Controller in producing accurate and timely financial statements. Also responsible for the Wells Fargo procurement card process and system including new card application processing, training, and monthly reporting. Assists in special projects as necessary.
  • Kris Hogan (Accounting Manager) – Responsible for month-end close procedures including balance sheet and income statement supporting schedules and analysis. Assists in the preparation and completion of the financial statement audit and IRS Form 990. Works closely with international offices to ensure policy and procedure compliance. Assigned to special projects as requested.
  •  Debra Blaschko (Accounts Payable & Office Support Specialist) – Responsible for processing all non-payroll related payments including vendor invoices, independent contractor/guest speaker payments, and reimbursements to individuals for costs incurred as part of University business. Other duties include vendor master file and approval process, auditing payments for accurate coding and valid authorization levels, and cash deposit preparation.
  • Lisa Stobb (Accountant) – Responsible for month-end close procedures including balance sheet and income statement supporting schedules and analysis. Performs weekly and monthly bank reconciliations. Prepares sales tax payments to the State of Minnesota and reviews payroll tax payments. Other responsibilities include preparation of cash and check deposits.

FUND & GRANT MANAGEMENT

  • Carole Kampf (Senior Fund Accountant) – Responsible for the oversight of the University’s restricted and designated funds, including grants. Interprets and implements University policies, ensures compliance with rules and regulations of funding and regulatory agencies, monitors all activity on restricted and designated funds, prepares and submits financial reports and invoices, and provides departments with fiscal reports. Other responsibilities include cash receipts and disbursements as well as cash management reporting. Acts as primary financial liaison for Augsburg Student Government groups.

PAYROLL

  • Kathy Uecker (Payroll Specialist) – Responsible for processing payroll for Augsburg University employees which includes, but is not limited to: Kronos Timekeeping, Stipend payments, manual time sheets, payroll deductions, garnishments, Union dues, W-4 forms, direct deposits, W-2 forms and payroll reporting.

PURCHASING

  • Jill Davenport (Manager, Purchasing & Central Services) – Responsible for managing the purchase order process, and assisting departments with purchases to include identifying vendors and contracts, obtaining quotes, and reviewing terms.
  • Sue Abou-Nasr (Facilities & Purchasing Administrative Specialist) – Administers the purchase order process, working with internal requests for purchases and issuing purchase orders to approved vendors. Purchase requisitions are prepared by users on-line through Agresso.