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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Controller's Office - Accounting



Contact Us

Marilyn Wiles,
Dir. of Accounting
Room 135 Alumni Hall
Phone: (570) 662-4898

Renee Potter,
Grant Accountant
Room 137 Alumni Hall
Phone: (570) 662-4869

Office Hours: 
M-F 8:00am to 4:15pm
Fax: (570) 662-4053

Grant Accounting


Grant Accounting is responsible for post-award grant administration and accounting, including expenditure analysis, approvals and financial reporting.

The grant accountant:

  • assists the Director of Accounting in establishing grant/contract fund centers
  • inputs initial grant budgets and prepares budget transfers in SAP
  • meets with Project Directors and Grants Development Director to review project award and procedures for expending funds in accordance with rules, regulations and guidelines of the University and funding agencies
  • reviews grant expenditures for appropriateness making sure they fall within grant and University guidelines
  • maintains spreadsheets of grant activity - sharing with Project Director’s upon request
  • invoices funding agencies and draws down funds per granting agency guidelines
  • records deposits to appropriate grant fund centers
  • prepares financial reports for governmental and funding agencies
  • calculates allowable indirect cost for reimbursement
  • assists Grants Development Director and Project Director with budget revision requests to the funding agency

Please direct all post-award questions to Renee Potter, Grant Accountant.

All pre-award inquiries should be made to Anne Loudenslager, Dir. of Grants Development.

Please refer to the FAQs for answers to questions:

  • How do I know how much money I have left to spend?
  • How do I transfer funds?
  • How do I get my budget set up so I can begin spending funds?
  • What are my responsibilities as a Project Director?
  • How do I hire a student worker for my grant?
  • How do I purchase food from my grant budget?