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System Administration

Main Line: (972) 883-2602

Fax: (972) 883-2844

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Location: AD 3.202

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at Dallas

Office of Accounting and Financial Reporting, AD37

800 West Campbell Road

Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Administration Building
Administration Building

Office of the Associate Controller

Name Phone Title About
Reda Bernoussi 972-883-2676 Associate Controller Reda Bernoussi is responsible for the University’s accounting and financial reporting functions. He ensures that the official accounting records of the University are up-to-date and accurate; safeguards the assets of the University to minimize risk of financial loss; assists in managing the University’s internal controls to mitigate risk; and develops and maintains reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information that supports the University’s strategic management initiatives. He holds an MBA in finance and information technology and a PhD in business administration with a focus on strategy and enterprise resource planning systems. Dr. Bernoussi has over 15 years of accounting, financial reporting and bank­ing experience, and is a member of NACUBO, SACUBO and the Academy of Management. He is also an active member of the PeopleSoft Product Advisory Group and the Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG).
Diana Lau 972-883-2602 Administrative Services Officer I


Name Phone Title About
Karol Miller 972-883-6231 Manager As the Treasury and State Accounting Manager, Karol is responsible for management of the University’s treasury, banking and credit card activities, State accounting and reporting, compliance monitoring and reporting, and development of effective university-wide internal controls.  She holds an MBA from Amber University and a BBA in Finance from the University of Oklahoma.  Karol has experience as an Assistant Treasurer with Metro Tech School District, as a Senior Accountant for both AIG and Prudential Financial, and as an Accounting Manager with New York Life Insurance Co.
Courtney Koening 972-883-6287 Treasury Analyst Finance
Jeff Curry 972-883-6269 Treasury Analyst Finance

System Administration

Name Phone Title About
Stephanie Williams 972-883-2637 System Administrator As the Systems Administration Manager, Stephanie oversees financial system maintenance, general ledger configuration, workflow administration, chartfield security and monitor’s role – based security. Stephanie served as a key player on the General Ledger team in the implementation of PeopleSoft in February of 2011. She currently holds a BBA in Business Administration with over 13 years of experience in the Accounting field.  In addition, Stephanie served as a member on the Customer service committee from 2009 – 2012 and as the Chair for the Employee Engagement committee from 2012 – 2014.
Gayathri Sivakumar 972-883-4702 System Administration Specialist Gayathri Sivakumar joined the Systems Administration team in Dec 2014. She is responsible for Financial System Maintenance which Includes Chart of Account and Chartfield Security maintenance. She has more than 5 years of accounting experience. Gayathri has a Bachelors from University of Madras, India and a Business Minor from The University of Texas at Austin.

Financial Compliance

Name Phone Title About
Jennifer Mayes 972-883-4788 Financial Compliance Manager Jennifer holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and is a CIA and CFE.  She has been with UT Dallas for over 11 years.  She has 19 years of experience, of which 12 years are in higher education. Prior to her current position, Jennifer served as an Audit Manager in the Internal Audit Department at UT Dallas. Jennifer provides leadership to the campus regarding financial compliance.
Nancy Barganier 972-883-4106 University Tax Accountant

Business Process Analysis

Name Phone Title About
Lonnie Nealy 972-883-4869 Sr. Business Process Analyst Lonnie Nealy is a Business Process Analyst with diverse and extensive experience focusing on requirements gathering, systems analysis and design, and systems integration. Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting the PeopleSoft Finance and Accounting implementation and act as a liaison between the Functional areas and Information Resource (IR). Before joining UTD Lonnie worked as a Senior Consultant/Senior Business Analyst for 20+ years in many industries. He is a graduate of Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.

Accounting and Financial Reporting

Name Phone Title About
Greg Argueta 972-883-2679 Director of Accounting & Financial  Reporting Greg oversees the following areas of accounting: Plant and fixed assets, Sponsored programs, Billing and accounts receivable, and Endowments and gifts.  His Accounting Operations area also prepares sponsored project financial reports.  Additional responsibilities include participation in ERP improvement efforts and reporting development.  Greg holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA with a dual focus in Finance and Accounting.  He has financial experience in loss mitigation and underwriting, has 5 years of governmental accounting experience, and was the fixed assets team lead for the UT Dallas PeopleSoft implementation.
Diana Lau 972-883-2602 Administrative Services Officer I  

General Accounting

Name Phone Title About
Melody Monjazeb 972-883-2352 Manager
Kerry Freeman 972-883-2687 Sr. Financial Accountant Kerry is responsible for Plant Accounting, working with UT Systems, Facility Management as well as other UTD departments to ensure that they are accurately funded and recorded.  Prior    to his work with Plant Accounting, Kerry works with endowments here at UTD. He holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting and a BS in Mathematics, both from the University of Texas at  Dallas.  Before joining the Accounting Operations office, Kerry did Regulatory Reporting for J.P. Morgan Chase and in Incentive Management for Common Knowledge Marketing Research.
Seo Rozsa 972-883-6741 Financial Accountant Seo’s main responsibilities include coordinating and performing month-end close procedures, as well as processing journals. Seo earned both her B.S and M.S in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining the General Ledger team, Seo was an internal auditor for UT Dallas where she performed financial, departmental, operational, information technology, and compliance audits.
Michelle Duong 972-883-2682 Financial Accountant Michelle Duong joined the Accounting Operations team at UTD in April 2013. She is an Accounting Analyst and is responsible for overseeing the Inter-Departmental Transactions (IDTs), maintaining Balance Sheet accounts, and processing journals.  Michelle earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from The University of Memphis. Her experiences before UTD include working for CPAs, in defense industry, and for public entities.
Lynette Lin 972-883-4944 Financial Accountant
Lorilei Cooley 972-883-2672 Financial Accountant
Dick Loveless 972-883-4273 Financial Accountant Dick’s efforts are to insure the equipment assets purchased are accurately funded so as to match the journal entry recorded for the purchase.  He is also responsible for the S11d schedule of the AFR.  He coordinates with Property Administration to determine the accurate account to be used on issued purchase orders, and monthly reconciles the assets recorded value with the General Ledger Capital Asset Accounts accumulated totals.  Dick holds a BBA from Southern Methodist University, has a certificate in data processing (CDP), and is a member of the Data Processing Management Association.  He has worked as a Controller for Industrial Distribution and Manufacturing Companies for 15 years and as a Designer, Develop, and Implementer of Accounting Systems for 45 years.
Kelli McDowell 972-883-4787 Financial Accountant Kelli is a payroll accountant whose responsibilities include account reconciliation, payroll validation, and internal control development.    She holds a BS in Accounting and has 15 years of experience in the payroll and accounting fields.  Before joining the Accounting Operations office, Kelli’s previous positions have included Payroll Tax Supervisor for 7-Eleven, Inc., and Staff Accountant for KPM CPAs.

Sponsored Programs Accounting

Name Phone Title About
Tracy Lederer 972-883-4518 Manager Tracy’s responsibilities include oversight of monthly bank and cost center reconciliations, cash flow reporting and State accounting and reporting.  Tracy holds a B.B.A in Accounting from Texas Tech University.  She has 8 years’ experience in accounting and financial reporting in higher education and the financial services industry.
Vicky Nguyen 972-883-6266 Business Process Analyst Vicky handles the close-out of Sponsored projects, supervises and assists in the preparation of accounting reports, reconciliations, and month-end process, troubleshoots billing and AR issues, and suggests and assists in the development of financial system process improvements.   She holds an MS in Accounting, a BBA, and is a certified SAP consultant.  Vicky currently has over 3 years of experience in general accounting, account reconciliations, and billing and account receivables in the education and sports industry.  She also has over 2 years of experience in operations and administration in organizing events/exhibits.
Chantele Bell 972-883-2677 Financial Accountant Chantele is a Sponsored Programs Accountant.  She is responsible for invoicing sponsored contracts and grants, resolving variances between PeopleSoft and General Ledger, ensuring the correct analysis type is assigned to expense line items, completing schedules B4 and 1A for The Annual Financial Report, and for the Annual SEFA/ARRA Reconciliation.  Chantele holds a MBA in Finance.  She has worked doing financial analysis with a major consulting firm and within the financial services industry.
Steven Martyn 972-883-4831 Financial Accountant Steven handles the Monthly Letter of Credit drawdown’s from different Federal Sponsors, the ad-hoc reports for Principal Investigators, and helps with sponsored projects audit responses.  He also helps in the preparation and submission of Sponsored financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.  Steven has a MBA and a BS in Business Administration, both from the University of Texas at Dallas.  He worked as a Financial Analyst supporting one of the largest accounts for Perot Systems, as an International Analyst supporting various countries operations with American Airlines, as a Financial Analyst supporting various departments (both domestic and international) for EDS, and as a Cost Analyst supporting manufacturing operation processes for Rockwell International.
Sunny George 972-883-4832 Financial Accountant Sunny’s major responsibilities include sponsored projects billing, preparation of accounting reports, reconciliations, and month-end process.  He has more than 24 years of accounting, budgeting, and financial analysis experience.  Before joining UTD, Sunny spent twelve years as the Senior Lead Staff Accountant with the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  He has prior work experience with Parkland Memorial Hospital, the New York City Housing Authority, and Lancelot Furnaces.  He holds an MBA in Financial Management and a BBA in Business Organization & Cost Accounting.
Jeff Mirro 972-883-4458 Sr. Financial Accountant Jeff is responsible for the maintenance and analysis of the AR (accounts receivable) module.  He matches billing invoices against payment deposits for legacy / FRS system and current fiscal year transactions.  Jeff also handles analysis and close out projects for departments.  He reconciles the general ledger balance sheet accounts, creates new customers, non-sponsor invoices, and process activity for marketplace storefront (Miscellaneous Payments based on PeopleSoft Invoices), and works on ad-hoc reports – i.e. AFR process, monthly closing process, etc.  Jeff holds a Masters in Business Administrations and a Bachelors of Arts.  He has over 32 years of experience in Finance and Accounting.
Merrie Tabbert  972-883-4274 Financial Accountant Merrie is responsible for the receipt of payments for sponsored projects, accounts receivable collections, and financial reporting for ARRA funding.  She holds a BA from Colorado State University and is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). She has over 25 years of experience working in the higher education area.

Financial Reporting

Name Phone Title About
Cindy Milligan 972-883-2632 Manager Cindy Milligan is the Financial Reporting Manager in the Office of Accounting and Financial Reporting at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is responsible for the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, as well as State and Federal Government reporting.  She is also responsible for preparing reports to assist campus-community staff in various aspects of financial management.  She has more than 20 years of accounting and financial reporting experience.  Prior to joining UTD, Cindy worked for a defense contractor as the General Accounting Manager.  Her responsibilities included financial reporting, compliance, general accounting, and financial close.  She also served as the Finance Project Manager during their PeopleSoft implementation.
Chiquita Perry 972-883-4789 Sr. Reporting Analyst Chiquita’s major responsibilities include preparing and reviewing the Monthly Financial Repot (MFR) and the Annual Financial Report (AFR) reports, preparing various operational, management and external reporting, ad hoc reporting, and performing complex and detailed reconciliations.  She holds a bachelors in Business Administration and has job experience in the following roles: Senior Accounting Analyst, Accounting Manager-Software Compliance, Senior Supervisor of Fixed Assets, Revenue Assurance Specialist, Accounting Systems Support Analyst, and as a Credit Project Analyst.
Li Yang 972-883-2650 Reporting Analyst Finance Li Yang has joined the Financial Reporting team as a Financial Analyst. Her job includes helping prepare the monthly and the annual financial reports. She holds a MBA degree and is a Certified Public Accountant.  She has more than 12 years of accounting and financial analysis experience. Before joining UTD, Li spent four year with the City of Dallas in the governmental accounting area.
Virgilio Perez 972-883-2617 Reporting Analyst Finance As part of Virgilio’s duties as a General Ledger Accountant, his main responsibility is the general ledger. He reviews, approves, and posts transactions entering the general ledger from various university departments as well as our sub-systems while researching and resolving discrepancies. He follows internal controls but stays open to ideas for improvement in processes and/or configuration. He is one of the points of contact for the university’s Inter-departmental transfers (IDTs) and our annual service center rate studies. On a monthly basis, he is responsible for working with several departments (ie. Financial Reporting, Accounting, Budget, Procurement, Treasury, Grants) to coordinate the month-end close process.  Virgilio holds a BBA in Accounting for St. Edward’s University.  Besides his current role as a General Ledger Accountant, he has experience working as an accountant for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Robert Half International, and Advanced Global Communication.