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Office of the Controller

Staff

Office of the Controller
Staff

Henry Perkowski  Associate Vice President & Controller

Email: Hp2125@columbia.edu  Phone: (212) 678-3016

Daysi Bourekas  Administrative Associate

Email: dm2378@tc.columbia.edu  Phone: (212) 678-3016

Accounting, Financial Reporting & Treasury Operations
Staff Primary Duties

Charlotte Chernow  Accounting Manager

Email: Chernow@tc.columbia.edu 

Phone: (212) 678-3088

  • Account analysis & reconciliation
  • Manage and oversee accounting staff
  • Financial reporting
  • American Express Corporate Card
  • Abandoned property
  • Liason for College departments - administrative / operational issues

Alla Bogoslavskaya  Senior Accountant

Email: ab1267@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-8408

  • Daily cash requirements and related banking transactions
  • Account analysis and reconciliation
  • Student accounts & pledge receivables including contributions
  • Sales tax reporting
  • Financial reporting

Sergut Haile  Accountant

Email: sh235@tc.columbia.edu 

Phone: (212) 678-3847

  • Daily cash transaction entries and other correcting adjustments
  • Account analysis & reconciliation
  • Monthly departmental transaction uploads

Elisha Rodriguez  Associate Controller

Email: erodriguez@tc.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-8206

  • Manage and oversee accounting team and related department activities
  • Financial reporting and financial statement audits
  • Tax and other regulatory compliance, filings and reporting
  • Cash management

Viktoriya Gerasimova  Senior Investment Accountant & Financial Analyst

Email: vlg2116@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-3321

  • Investment Accounting - account analysis and reconciliation
  • Cash management and projections
  • Financial reporting

    Ruth Garcia-Lee  Accountant 

Email: rg2845@tc.columbia.edu

 Phone: (212) 678-7588         

  • Financial reporting and financial statement audits
  • Tax and other regulatory compliance, filings and reporting
  • Special and ad-hoc reporting, business projects and initiatives
 
 
Accounts Payable
Staff Primary Duties

Jennie Wilson  Director of Disbursements

Email: jlw2213@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-4096

  • T&E Policy Management
  • Regulatory Compliance 

Michele Billings  Associate Director of Disbursements

Email: mb3955@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-8216

  • Manages AP/Payroll Staff
  • Corporate Amex Card Review
  • 1099/1042-S Management  
  • Disbursement Authorizations
  • Escalated Issue resolution

Accounts Payable Supervisor

TBD

 

  • Supervises AP Staff
  • Travel and Entertainment check request processing
  • Unimarket Issues resolution
  • Payment inquiries
  • 1099 inquiries
  • Stop Check/Cancellations 

Jenny Lin Disbursements Financial Analyst

Email: jwl2184@tc.columbia.edu

Phone: (212) 678-4096

 

  • System Analyst/Special Projects 

 Karen Morales Disbursement Specialist

Email: morales4@tc.columbia.edu

Phone: (212) 678-3757

  • Travel and Entertainment request processing
  • Unimarket processing
  • Payment inquiries

 Dennis Philbert Disbursement Specialist

Email: dp2921@tc.columbia.edu

Phone: (212) 678-4085

 

  • Travel and Entertainment request processing
  • Unimarket processing
  • Payment inquiries

Najwa Mohammed Accounts Payable Clerk

Email: nm3201@tc.columbia.edu

Phone: (212) 678-3055

 

  • A/P Check Requests and PO Payments
  • A/P Direct Deposit
  • Student Checks
  • Payment Inquires

 

Financial Systems
Staff

Gary Johannes  Financial Systems Manager

Email: johannes@tc.columbia.edu  

 Ayaba Kanther Financial Systems Analyst

Email: ayaba.kanther@tc.columbia.edu 

Office of Grants & Contracts Accounting
Staff Primary Duties

John L. Hernandez  Director, Grants & Contracts

Email: hernandez@tc.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-3379

  • Provide oversight to ensure adherence to policy and compliance of the Grants and Contract accounting office

Kim Santoro  Grants and Contracts Administrator

Email: santoro@tc.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-4112

  • Administer and monitor post-award activities, provide support to the Director and Sr. Grants accountants.

David Novick  Grants Manager/Systems administrator

Email: novick@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-4109

  • Manage grants and contracts according to Teachers College, Federal sponsor guidelines.  
  • Grants systems programming and operational support

Matthew Turk  Senior Grants Accountant

Email: turk@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-8257

  • Manage grants and contracts according to Teachers College, Federal and sponsor guidelines

Maria Gervacio  Senior Grants Accountant

Email: gervacio@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-4175

  • Manage grants and contracts according to Teachers College, Federal and sponsor guidelines
Office of Risk Management
Staff

Thomas Kaplan  Risk Manager

Email: kaplan@tc.edu  Phone: (212) 678-3482

Location: 107 Zankel Building  Box Number: Box 83

Process Improvement and Internal Controls
Staff

David Smith  Assistant Controller

Email: djs2242@tc.columbia.edu  Phone: (212) 678-3985

Location: 172 Grace Dodge  Box Number: Box 30

Payroll
Staff Primary Duties

Jennie Wilson  Director of Disbursements

Email: jlw2213@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-4096

  • Policy Management and Regulatory Compliance

Michele Billings  Associate Director of Disbursements

Email: mb3955@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-8216

  • Manages AP/Payroll Staff
  • W-2/1042-S Process
  • Escalated Payroll issues

Sharon Miller  Payroll Supervisor

Email: smiller@tc.columbia.edu  

Phone: (212) 678-3241

  • Supervises Payroll staff
  • Payroll calender
  • Web Time & Leave Issues
  • Direct Deposit Issues

Denise Simpkins Payroll Clerk

Email: dgs2123@tc.columbia.edu

Phone: (212) 678-8143

  • Bi-weekly and Interim payroll process

TBD Payroll Clerk

Phone: (212) 678-4085

  • Semi-monthly payroll process
  • Weekly payroll process