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Accounting Office Contact List

Tufts Administration Building
169 Holland Street Somerville, MA 02144 Fax: 617-627-2451

James Walsh University Controller Extension 73816

Manages General Accounting, Tax Office, Bursars Offices, Financial Reporting & Systems, and Insurance & Risk Office.  Responsible for the production of the financial statements and annual report of the University, development and implementation of fiscal policies, internal controls and accounting procedures, and  compliance with regulatory reporting. Provides leadership and expertise on accounting, taxation, policies and procedures, financial reporting and management of external audits.

Edward Mahoney Director of Accounting  Extension 72144

Manages the General Accounting Office. Plans, coordinates and manages the University's various external audit functions. Responsible for internal and external financial statements and reports. Provides technical support related to accounting issues and financial reporting. Oversees other compliance and reporting projects.

John Sanchez Tax Manager Extension 73141

The Tax Manager position provides leadership and direction on all tax matters as well as oversight to the tax department. Working with the senior finance directors and the legal department this individual will work to ensure full compliance with the Internal Revenue Service code.

Jane Ciarfella Senior Staff Accountant Extension 72146

Accounts for planned giving, foreign programs and community service work study. Maintains VEBA general ledger and benefit related liability accounts. Audit prep for pension benefit plans.

Jacqueline Festa Senior Staff Accountant Extension 74513

Payments and billing related to debt service and real estate taxes. Accounting for debt service, interest rate agreements and Tufts in Talloires. Various financial reporting and other compliance projects.

Elise Lindaman Senior Staff Accountant

Accounts for fixed assets, campaign and reserve funds. Assigns construction and equipment project numbers via the CEA (Capital Expenditure Authorization) Process and monitors project activity in the general ledger.

James Jordan Senior Tax Accountant Extension 74945

Accounts for the preparation of tax returns for the University and affiliated entities; Various tax, financial reporting and other compliance projects to ensure full compliance with the Internal Revenue Service code..

Karen Pepper Senior Investment Accountant Extension 72201

Prepares financial statements, endowment budget projections, analyses related to endowment pools and other investments. Supervises and directs the accountant responsible for the accounting for the endowment and the total return pool. PeopleSoft specialist for the General Accounting office.

Margaret Fitzgerald Senior Investment Accountant Extension 75280

Responsible for accounting for the University's endowment and long term assets, ensuring that gifts are accounted for in compliance with University policy.

Susan Yee  Financial Systems Analyst Extension 73740

 Advanced PeopleSoft general ledger application system administrator. Primary resources to process monthly HR Payroll and Advancement feeds to the general ledger. Completes monthly accounting report analyses as well as special projects.