Controller's Office

  • Mission

    The Corporate Controller’s Office is a service organization within Finance and Business (F&B) that supports Penn State students, faculty, staff and the public.  We are responsible for providing quality financial, accounting and information services that foster a culture of responsible stewardship and sound fiscal management of University resources.

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    Our vision is to recruit, develop and retain outstanding people who efficiently provide exceptional service in support of Penn State’s teaching, research and public service missions. As we strive to deliver exceptional service, we will facilitate informed decision-making regarding institutional resources in order to sustain the University’s financial strength for the benefit of current and future generations.

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    • Accountability
    • Customer Service
    • Excellence
    • Integrity/Ethics
    • Respect
    • Student Centeredness
    • Teamwork
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    Guiding Principles

    • Communication
    • Continuous Process Improvement
    • Workforce Development, Training, Retention and Succession Planning
    • Informed Decision Making
    • Promote Sustainability
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    Strategic Goals

    Goal 1: Foster a University-wide culture of responsible financial decision making.

    Goal 2: Facilitate Business Process Transformation and Enterprise Systems Implementation.

    Goal 3: Recruit, develop, motivate and retain a qualified and diverse work force.

T he Pennsylvania State University Office of the Corporate Controller is responsible for receiving and disbursing all cash and maintaining appropriate accounting records for these transactions. The controller is also responsible for establishing, promulgating and enforcing guidelines and controls established for receiving and expending all funds, ensuring that expenditures do not exceed budgeted resources, or budget parameters, and developing necessary programs for protection of the assets of the University and the insurance of these assets.

Other duties include: preparing the annual Audited Financial Statements of the University, and preparing other financial reporting documents.

Leadership Commitment Statement on Diversity

Corporate Controller leadership signs Commitment Statement on Diversity (pdf).

Leadership Commitment Statement on Stewardship

Corporate Controller leadership signs Commitment Statement on Stewardship (pdf).