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Office of the Controller


The Office of the Controller is comprised of two separate but interrelated groups: Accounting Services and Student Accounts/Bursars.


Accounting Services is comprised of the University’s Financial Services, Business Services, Grants & Loans, Payroll, and Accounts Payable offices. These groups:

  • Maintain the integrity of the University’s financial data.

  • Provide accountability for University funds and assets through the application of professional accounting standards, governmental regulations, and sound business practices.

  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to both internal and external users.

  • Facilitate informed and constructive management decisions.

  • Provide support to various other University departments through oversight, training, and internal control policies.

  • Provide timely payments of Payroll and Accounts Payable transactions.


Accounting Services Vision Statement
To be recognized as a core contributor to the success of the University's mission.

To be a leader at MSU Denver for the implementation of the principles of democratic design.


Student Accounts/Bursars assists students in meeting their educational goals by offering excellent customer service while providing financial services to students, their families, and University employees. These groups:

  • Provide correct assessments of student balances, diligent management of the Federal Perkins Loan Fund, and flexible payment options.

  • Educate students and their families about their financial rights and responsibilities in relation to the University.

  • Maintain up-to-date, secure student data files.

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