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Accounting & Financial Services

Accounting & Financial Services oversees a variety of School and University funds to ensure sustainability of the academic programs and overall mission.

We assist with...

  • Graduate student payments and accounting transactions*
  • Establishment faculty-controlled chart strings, including startup, retention and endowments and respective budgets
  • Providing access to financial systems for new staff and faculty
  • Equipment transfers and surplus sales of capital expenditures
  • UCPath Payment Entry for Biological Sciences faculty and staff

School-Wide Responsibilities

  • Review and approval of expenses for School, Business Functions and Departments accounts
  • Development of School, Business Functions and Department Budgets
  • Monitoring of School and Department financial performance
  • Establishing School Chart of Accounts
  • Accounting for campus salary and compensation programs for School
  • Campus financial reporting and tracking of revenue models
  • Reporting for School, Business Functions and Department
  • Financial management and accounting support for strategic and special programs
  • Internal control and audits
  • Transactional Support for all Financial and Accounting Teams

*Per UCSD practice of graduate student UCPath position and funding entry


Main Financial Operations
Urey Hall Annex

Mailing Address

School of Biological Sciences
Accounting & Financial Services
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0346
La Jolla, CA 92093-0346


Group Supervisor

Darren Blair
Assistant Director of Accounting & Financial Services, Interim Chief Financial Officer


Lien Ngo
Graduate Financial Analyst
Sandra Milton
Financial Analyst
Priscilla Lai
Assistant Financial Analyst
Karen Aceves
Assistant Financial Analyst
Katherine Settlemyre
Gift Fund Financial Analyst

UC San Diego Fiscal Resources