The Division of Finance enables and facilitates financial growth — for example, research, graduate education, and campaign — within the clearly defined framework of the Rensselaer Plan. Achieving the Plan's ambitious objectives requires maximum optimization and leveraging of Rensselaer’s financial assets during changing economic times, as well as the continued development of a centralized control environment where oversight and accountability are clearly articulated and consistently applied via new and revised policies and procedures.
Division of Finance
Finance and Administrative Support Site
The Finance and Administrative Support Site can be utlized for any questions or support requests related to Accounts Payable, Travel & Expense, Procurement, Payroll, Bursar and Accounting.
The Controller's Office leads and manages Rensselaer's accounting activities; provides expertise in fund, investment and capital accounting; facilitates the transfer of gifts of securities; and provides analysis and reporting of financial information. The Controller’s office includes Accounting & Financial Reporting, Capital Equipment, Accounts Payable, Student Payment Tax Compliance, Non Resident Alien Tax Compliance, Payroll, Student Employment, and Travel & Expense.
Research Administration and Finance
Assists Rensselaer faculty with proposal submissions, grants, contracts, subawards, agreements, and compliance with sponsored project regulations and requirements.
The Budget Office is responsible for managing the budgetary resources of the Rensselaer campus by providing accurate, timely, and meaningful budget and financial information.
Financial Management at Rensselaer includes Portfolio Business Leaders, Business Administrators, and Business Coordinators.
Treasury & Investments
The Treasurer’s Office manages the Institute's Cash Management, Debt Financing and Investment Operations.
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The Bursar's Office is responsible for billing and collections for all of the Institute's undergraduate and graduate students.