Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Although it operates quietly behind the scenes and is staffed with individuals who identify as introverts, the Finance Department at VTS employs dedicated professionals whose attention to detail is second to none and who strive to be available and helpful in whatever financial matter presents itself. Headed by Jacqui Ballou, VP for Finance and Operations, the finance department also includes Olivine Pilling (Comptroller), Terrell Whitaker (Finance & Accounting Manager), Veena Khanna (Accounts Receivable Associate), Karen Anderson (Accounts Payable Associate), Reggie Gravina (Technology Coordinator) and Carolina Moreno (Administrative Assistant). As their titles imply, together they make sure information for budget development is provided, donations are received and accounted for, bills are paid and VTS staff, faculty, and students are reimbursed for expenses, as well as all things financial are attended to with the utmost care.

After a successful audit in late summer, members of the Finance team have recently worked with those in AASL to develop a financial aid model. In December, the Finance department, in partnership with IA, processed 524 donations. Reimbursement payments to faculty, staff and students, as well as non-employee payments to consultants, were streamlined by implementing direct deposit payments rather than preparing and mailing checks. In the new year, W-2s, 1099s, 1098s and all things related to IRS filings are being prepared.

The Finance department does a wonderful job of providing management, oversight and accountability into the finances of VTS. Friendly and responsive, someone is always available to respond to financial questions.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President
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