Western University of Health Sciences University Financial Services & Treasury Western University of Health Sciences
University Financial Services & Treasury

General Accounting

General Accounting is responsible for recording the inflow and outflow of University resources and can assist with inquiries or research regarding financial matters and fund balances.

Christopher Crow, Assistant Treasurer of Fiscal Operations
(909) 469-5409
ccrow@westernu.edu
Management of general accounting, including: accounts payable, payroll operations, accounting policies and procedures, financial information and controls, auditing.

Perry Self, CPA – Accounting Manager
(909) 469-5267
pself@westernu.edu
Accounting and compliance functions that includes preparation of financial information, researching, auditing, monitoring, etc.

Rosa Aldama, Financial Accountant
(909) 706-3514
raldama@westernu.edu
Account analysis and full review of general ledger, bank & investment reconciliations, tax filings.

Sarah Scully, Accounting Associate II
(909) 469-8262
scullys@westernu.edu
General ledger user profile maintenance, finance approval queue maintenance, and journal entries.

Forms

Instructions for using the Fund Transfer Request Form

The Fund Transfer Request Form enables departments to request a budget transfer or cash transfer of available monies and must be approved by the Budget Manager.  In most cases, budget and cash transfers from the current fiscal operating budgets will expire on June 30 of every year.

Budget Transfers:

  1. Generally, Budget Transfers are only allowed between accounts within the same fund and organization. The fund and organization numbers must be the same for both the OUT and IN transaction columns.
  2. Reallocate funds from existing accounts that have a projected overage to accounts that have negative balances; sufficient funds should be transferred to cover future spending needs.
  3. Redistribute budget funds when new expense line items are added to an existing budget.
  4. In rare instances, upon proper approval, budgeted funds may be transferred from an existing fund and organization to a new or existing fund and organization.

 Cash Transfers:

  1. May be used by one department to assist another department in helping to fund (pay for) a special event or research project.
  2. Are used to reimburse expenses incurred or paid for by one department for another department.
  3. The account numbers must be the same for both the OUT and IN transaction columns.
  4. Transfers between expense line items to salaries or benefit line items are strictly prohibited.

Do not use the Fund Transfer Request Form to reclassify activity.

Please contact the University Financial Services & Treasury for further information @ (909) 469-5443.

Instructions for New Fund Requests

Before requesting a new fund, please ask yourself some of these questions:

If in the process of receiving funds:

The purpose of the new fund should be clearly stated. (Attach any supporting documents) 

Example 1: A fund is to be used to isolate restricted funds to be used to construct the Vet Med building.Example 2: COMP will be hosting XYZ, a student organizational event that will be collecting fees and contributions in excess of $150,000 with directly related costs of approximately $100,000, see attached brochure.

Definitions of unrestricted funds and restricted funds can be found in the finance and general accounting policy for Establishing New Funds.

The Financial Manager is the person responsible for this fund. The Financial Manager can designate a budget manager or whomever else they would like to have access to this fund. The designees for the fund must have Self-Service (Banweb) training to access/query funds. Please note that scholarships require approvals from the offices of Student Affairs and Financial Aid.

The source of the funding should clearly state the source of revenue. 

Example: $100.00 entry fee per person for XYZ event. Expected attendees 100.

Start up costs are expenses that are incurred before any funding has been received. 

Example: The College of Pharmacy will cover all expenses until revenues have been received, attached is a cash transfer for the estimated start up costs.

FAQs

Which Sales are subject to sales tax?

All sales are subject to sales tax (except some services and medicine given to patients) 

How do I obtain a copy University’s W-9?

Contact Rosa Aldama in the University Financial Services & Treasury at (909) 706-3514 or raldama@westernu.edu 

If I need to make a cash transfer, which form should I use?

Use the Fund Transfer Request form 

Who do I send the cash transfer and reclassification form to?

Send the form to Rosa Aldama (raldama@westernu.edu) or Sarah Scully (909) 469-8262 (scullys@westernu.edu) in the University Financial Services & Treasury. 

How can I check on a fund balance?

  1. Log into Self-Service (Banweb) (https://banapps.westernu.edu:4443/”)
  2. Select Financial Services from the main menu
  3. Select Budget Queries
  4. Create a query by entering the fund and the organization number
  5. Submit the query  

How can I gain access to a fund or org?

Contact Chris Crow (909) 469-5409 (ccrow@westernu.edu) or Sarah Scully (909) 469-8262 (scullys@westernu.edu) in the University Financial Services & Treasury 

Who should I call regarding questions on my financial reports?

Contact Chris Crow (909) 469-5409 (ccrow@westernu.edu) or Rosa Aldama (909) 706-3514 (raldama@westernu.edu) in the University Financial Services & Treasury. 

How do I go about getting a credit card terminal?

Contact Rosa Aldama in the University Financial Services & Treasury at (909) 706-3514 or raldama@westernu.edu 

How can I expense a Federal/State grants and contracts?

You need to obtain an approval from Department of Sponsored Research and Contracts before you can submit the request to the University Financial Services & Treasury 

How do I set up a fund?

Contact Chris Crow (909) 469-5409 (ccrow@westernu.edu) or Rosa Aldama (909) 706-3514 (raldama@westernu.edu) in the University Financial Services & Treasury.