The Accounting area of the Finance Office consists of:

  • Accounts Payable
  • General Accounting
  • Grants Accounting

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable office is responsible for timely payment of invoices to vendors, employees and others. This includes purchases associated with outstanding purchase orders, direct payments authorized by payment vouchers, employee expense reimbursements and purchasing card billings. Accounts Payable also is responsible for preparing and mailing Form 1099 and assisting others in the University with questions relating to vendor invoices and other payment-related issues.

Accounts Payable Staff

Chris Kuwitzky, Controller / Director of Accounting - Payments to non-U.S. citizens, Forms 1099 and 1042-S, sales and income tax issues

Sarah Potter, Senior Administrative Assistant - Vendor payments (vendor names beginning with A-L), travel expenses, employee expense reimbursements, general accounts payable issues, ACH files

Tammy Parsons, Senior Administrative Assistant - Vendor payments (vendor names beginning with M-Z), excess financial aid payments, employee expense reimbursements, purchasing card logs, check printing and distribution, ACH files

General/Grants Accounting

The General Accounting office handles general ledger and bank account reconciliations, prepares and inputs journal entries (including chargebacks), performs grant and sponsored project accounting and review, manages the University's short-term investments, ensures debt service payments are made on a timely basis, processes sales tax returns (except those relating to Memorial Union operations) and provides support to University departments and organizations when questions arise about account balances, transactions posted to incorrect Banner FOAPALs, etc. The office also provides a basic level of support for Banner Finance users.

General and Grants Accounting staff

Chris Kuwitzky, Controller / Director of Accounting

  • External reporting, financial analysis, investment management, debt service

Justin Villmer, Associate Director of Finance and Administration (Huntoon campus)

  • Position reports through the Finance Office and works jointly with the leadership of Washburn Tech, Human Resources, and the VPAA.

Kari Hachiya, Senior Accountant

  • Bank account reconciliations, external reporting, journal entries, account balances

Jan Crawford, Senior Accountant / Insurance Manager

  • Account reconciliations, insurance management

Marsha Stromgren, Accountant

  • Account reconciliations, capital asset accounting, journal entries, account balances

Mary Gruber, Administrative Specialist

  • Account reconciliations, journal entries, account balances, sales tax returns, Banner fund/org/account setup

Matt Busey, Sponsored Projects Accountant

  • Grant and sponsored contract accounting, post-award administration

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