The Office of Financial Planning and Budget operates under the leadership of the Controller and Chief Budget Officer, Geoffrey Scarpelli. The Controller and Chief Budget Officer reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, who is specifically charged with advising the President, President’s Executive Staff, and the UNT System Board of Regents on matters related to finance and business operations.
The Controller and Chief Budget Officer oversees the Budget Office, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Fiscal Management and Budget Solutions. These functional areas provide financial and administrative services by providing budgeting support, performing financial duties in response to campus and external needs, adhering to external financial reporting requirements and providing internal management reports, maintaining the general ledger and related accounting records, processing transactions, providing cashiering and student accounts administration, and performing other appropriate services.
The mission of the department is to support the instruction, research, patient care and public service missions of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth by providing fiscal leadership, safeguarding the University’s financial assets, and providing timely delivery of services to internal and external customers. Essential to achieving this mission is to provide efficient, effective, and professional services to the students, faculty, and staff of the University for appropriate financial functions; efficient and effective business processes; developing and maintaining robust costing systems and reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information that supports the University’s strategic management initiatives; a pleasant and productive work environment; maintaining sound financial records; and ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as relevant federal and state regulations.
The Budget Office is responsible for the development and production of the Annual Operating Budget, Legislative Appropriations requests, assessing ongoing budget and planning issues, and establishing and monitoring controls over fund allocations.
The Office of Accounting and Financial Reporting is responsible for the development and production of the Annual Financial Report, manages the accounting and reconciliations related to the University’s funds and oversees the bank and investment accounts, as well as student billing and collections, and departmental deposit processing in Student Finance and Cashiering Services.
The Office of Fiscal Management responsibilities include ensuring that EIS Finance functions properly, answering questions regarding EIS, acting in a consultant capacity for areas in developing new finance modules for implementation, and that monthly and year-end processes are accurate and done in a timely manner.
The Office of Business Systems Solutions also provides high-level analytical support to campus leadership, identifies process improvements, maximizes the value of the current technology investment, recommends new technology that supports the University in achieving its business goals, and manages all aspects of security within EIS.