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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


Darren Blair
Assistant Director of Accounting & Financial Services


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


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