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Note: Expense transfers, allocation transfers and PDME transfers should be sent to with the Journal Transfer Support Schedule. More information on journal transfers and the transfer support schedule can be found in section VII and the appendices of the Budget Manual.

NOTE:  PCR request forms and OTPS Expenditure requests should be sent to for processing.

Need help? 

Use the guide below to direct your question to the right person. This will help us help you as efficiently as possible.
Your first point of contact should always be our Budget Generalist who will be able to direct you to the most appropriate staff member.

Until further notice, day-to-day operations will be managed by Maria Ficken and Erica Flohr.

Strategic, high-level conversations will continue to be managed by Diane Fischer.


Budget Generalists

These individuals are your first point of contact, and the people who will help you with general budget information and processes.

Robert Congiusta Krista Tepedino

Reporting Units: CEAS, COB, CAS, SoMAS, SPD, YITP, Simons, IMS, Laufer, Center for BioTech, JPSI, ICTE, Alda Center, CESAME/STEM, Bio Online, Grad School, ERM, SOCJ, IACS, TBI, ICB&DD, BPE, SCAN, CIDER, Staller Center, Library, UAA, IAP, Southampton, Sea Grant

Contact our Budget Generalists for information about:

  • Journal transfers (allocation, expense, PDME)
  • Questions regarding individual accounts
  • Questions regarding reports
  • Development of Income Fund Reimbursable (IFR) deficit reduction plans
  • IFR Accruals
  • Mid-year condition
  • Request Form II disbursements
  • Rate reviews
  • COVID-related expenditures


Budget Office Administrator

Darschay Harris

  • Calendar requests for the Interim Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Academic Affairs and Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Budget and Financial Planning
  • Calendar requests for the Director for Resource Management
  • Account request forms for new accounts or changes
  • System access requests for SUNY BI, Campus Budget Module and SBU Reporting
  • Meeting & event preparation
  • System training calendars


Senior Budget and Financial Planning Analyst

Erica Flohr

  • Questions regarding budget information
  • Request Form II disbursements
  • CBM process questions
  • Summer, Winter & Grad revenue
  • End of year condition
  • Rollovers
  • Budgets to actuals
  • Property Control oversight
  • PCR process
  • Commitment file questions
  • Central provostial accounts
  • Registering new financial commitments


Interim Sr. Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Academic Affairs

Maria Ficken

  • Fee proposal approvals
  • Tuition revenue sharing calculations (SUTRA & academic year)
  • Fiscal year close out
  • State & IDC targets
  • Cash balance analysis
  • ERP implementation
  • Budget approval on hiring (faculty and staff)
  • Quarterly budget manager meetings


Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Budget and Financial Planning

Diane Fischer

  • Approving new financial commitments
  • Budget planning process
  • Unit budget meetings
  • Resource reallocation
  • Multi-year plans
  • Financial forecasting