Finance Cluster

The Finance Cluster supports operational, budgetary, and financial accounting. Among other responsibilities, the cluster processes financial transactions, assists with financial reporting, gift reporting, post-award management needs, and, in some cases, student billing. The Finance Cluster works closely with department chairs and program directors, faculty members, and departmental staff. Below are a list of policies and contacts within this cluster.

Finance Cluster Policies & Helpful Documents


Samantha Kusnierkiewicz – Director of Cluster Operations

Maggie Siemer - Finance Cluster Manager

A&S Computing; A&S Dean’s Office; Art History and Archaeology; Comparative Literature; East Asian Languages and Cultures; English; Film & Media Studies; German; History;  Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities; Jewish, Islamic, Middle Eastern Studies; and Religious Studies: 
Elle Lashley - Finance Cluster Supervisor
Nicole Hodges - Assistant Accountant III
Shameka Russell- Assistant Accountant III
Brittany Smith- Assistant Accountant III

African and African-American Studies; American Culture Studies; Anthropology; Asian American Studies; Center for the Humanities;  Classics; Global Studies; Music; Performing Arts; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:
Caitlin McCoy- Finance Cluster Suprevisor
Katherine Cadigan- Assistant Accountant III
Tara Sandretto* - Assistant Accountant III
*Gift Reporting is provided by Tara Sandretto

Education; Linguistics; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Urban Studies; and Weidenbaum Center
Audrey Arnold - Assistant Accountant III
Jessica Droege- Assistant Accountant III

Finance Cluster Reimbursement and Expense Form

This form is for use by Departments, Centers, and Programs supported by Finance Clusters in Arts & Sciences. Please fill out all fields and upload your documents on the second page of this form.

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Strategic Initiative Reimbursement and Expense Form

Please use this form for reimbursements associated with the Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan Signature Initiatives. 

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