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Controller's Office


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Hours:
Mon - Thu
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 12 pm

Contact Controller's Office

Unistructure, Room C323
(401) 232-6005

The Controller's Office operates within the Division of Business Affairs. The mission of the Controller's Office is to provide timely and accurate integrated financial reporting and planning to campus constituents and top management, with a focus on customer oriented service.

The mission of the Budgets and Financial Planning area is to support the Vice President for Business Affairs and Controller in executing the budgeting and financial policies of the University.  This involves detailed review, analysis, projection, and reporting of all revenue and expenditure line items with the goal of ensuring a balanced budget that reflects the priorities of the University.  

The Budgets and Financial Planning area assists budget managers and divisions in the development and monitoring of annual and long-term financial plans designed to avoid over spending, improve efficiency of financial operations and processes, determine fee revisions, and review feasibility of new and continuing programs.

The Grants & Accounting Office was established to centralize all operational and grants financial management for Bryant University. Its mission is to provide excellent service to those members of the University Community involved in the application for and administration of sponsored projects, to protect the University's interest and to comply with the sponsored project requirements. The Grants & Accounting Office provides financial reports to Federal, State, and local governments, and privately funded grants related to any area of the University. It is also this office's responsibility to provide accurate, precise and timely financial reports, through proper financial controls and documentation, establishing guidelines in compliance with OMB, FASB, GAAP, Bryant University policies and any regulatory requirements.

The Grants & Accounting Office also provides assistance to those individuals seeking external funding. Although it is not this office's responsibility to write the grant for the applicant, this office will provide guidance through the application phase, particularly in the area of budget preparation.

The purpose of the University’s Endowment Fund is to support the educational mission of the University by providing a reliable source of funds for current and future use. The Endowment assets have an indefinite time horizon that run concurrently with the existence of the University in perpetuity. As such, the investment portfolio assumes a time horizon that will extend beyond a normal market cycle. It is expected that professional management and portfolio diversification will reduce volatility and assure a reasonably consistent level of return. The Committee is responsible for determining investment objectives and policies, asset allocation, selects investment managers and advisors, and monitors the implementation and performance of the University’s endowment investment program.