About the CTO

Our Mission

We support RIT's strategic goals by working together to provide accurate, timely, and actionable information while acting as good stewards of the university's financial resources. By utilizing efficient, effective, and innovative processes, we strive to accomplish the following:

  • Protect and enhance the university's financial resources
  • Provide reliable information to all stakeholders for decision-making
  • Deliver a wide range of services to the RIT community
  • Meet regulatory requirements

Meet the Teams

The Controller's Office is comprised of many different teams that all work together to meet the needs of RIT's community members. These members include faculty, staff, students, stakeholders, and other groups involved with the university. Learn more about the different CTO teams and how they impact RIT.

Academic Partnerships

Staff members in this group are immersed within the different Colleges at RIT in order to partner with leadership through operational and financial guidance. Partners assist their assigned Colleges by managing budgets, facilitating financial transactions, and serving as liaisons with all other University offices.

Accounting & Financial Reporting (AFR)

The AFR team is responsible for RIT’s general ledger accounting transactions and related questions. They handle administration of RIT’s procurement card program as well as manage the University's property control and physical equipment inventory. Team members in this group also prepare and manage the financial reporting for a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Accounts Payable (AP)

The Accounts Payable team processes all non-payroll disbursements including purchase order payments, invoice payment forms, and reimbursements (for travel and other expenses). AP also manages student refunds and stipend payments to graduate research assistants at RIT.

AFRS - Auxiliaries

Staff members of this team provide accounting and financial reporting services for auxiliary business units at RIT. These auxiliary areas include Housing, Dining, the RIT Inn & Conference Center, the Campus Store, Shop One, the HUB Print and Postal Services, and University Arenas.

Campus Store

The Campus Store provides community members with an online option to purchase official RIT merchandise, products, gifts, and other items. Students can also prepare for their classes by accessing the virtual bookstore. Click here to visit the Campus Store's website.

Digital Den

The Digital Den is the premiere marketplace for purchasing computer hardware/software and photography products. Available items in the online store are priced exclusively for RIT community members. Visit the Digital Den today!

Endowment and Treasury Operations

This team is responsible for the fiscal administration of the RIT's endowment and treasury operations including working capital portfolio, banking and cash operations, deferred giving, and gift reporting. Their goal is to optimize and protect investable assets in support of the University’s overall mission.

Financial & Tax Reporting (FTR)

The FTR team is responsible for reporting on RIT's overall tax and debt status, while following standard compliance regulations. Staff members also provide support and oversight services to academic programs sponsored by RIT Global Delivery Corporation at partner universities.


This department processes biweekly and semimonthly payroll runs for RIT employees. While following all necessary guidelines, the Payroll team issues accurate and timely payments (and tax documents) to staff members, while providing excellent customer service.

Procurement Services Office (PSO)

The PSO team initiates and manages procurement policies across RIT. They work closely with University stakeholders and third-party suppliers to ensure the smooth and efficient exchange of goods while following industry standards. Check out the PSO website for more information.

Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA)

The SPA team is responsible for the fiscal administration of externally funded projects including grants, contracts, and special projects at RIT. A major role of this group is that they assist principal investigators and administrative staff in navigating through the fiscal and regulatory requirements of sponsored projects. Click HERE for more details about SPA and their specific department assignments.

Student Financial Services (SFS)

SFS is a very important department at RIT. They actively assist students and families with managing their financial obligations to the University. More resources and information regarding specific services can be found on the SFS website.

Technology Management & Process Excellence (TMPE)

This team of analysts works within the Controller's Office and provides support to each of the smaller teams listed above. Their goal is to optimize workflows for staff and improve processes through technological improvements, staff training, and community outreach.