Finance Updates

News, updates and information from the University of North Dakota Finance team.

Controller Department Reorganization & Contact List with Duties

The UND Controller department has undergone a reorganization due to retirements and restructuring within the department. In addition, the Procurement & Payment Services department now reports to the Chief Procurement Officer where it previously reported to the Controller.

We are pleased to announce that Melissa Mager has been named Director of Treasury. This is the position previously held by Lisa Heher, who retired in July 2022.

We are also pleased to announce that Brandon Wallace has joined the Controller department as a Senior Financial Accountant. Brandon’s previous role was in UND’s Procurement & Payment Services.

As a result of the reorganization within the department, the following highlights duties each staff performs in their role.

Sharon Loiland, Controller

  • Leads team that is responsible for general ledger integrity, the journal entry process, treasury functions, asset management, internal and external financial reporting, and Facilities finance and accounting.
  • Liaison to UND Bookstore

Laura Johnson, Associate Controller

  • UND general ledger transaction/balances and sub-ledgers
  • Financial reporting
  • Information Builders/TIBCO reporting & data integrity
  • General ledger reconciliations
  • Internal controls
  • PeopleSoft Finance Campus Access Control Officer (CACO)
  • 990-T preparation coordinator – UBIT (Unrelated Business Income Tax)

Brandon Wallace, Senior Financial Accountant

  • Asset management
  • Journal entry & journal import process
  • Lessor and lessee accounting
  • PeopleSoft Finance Campus Access Control Officer (CACO)
  • General ledger reconciliations and journal entry preparation
  • Alumni fund (26XXX) billing and reconciliation
  • Foreign and 1099 tax compliance and reporting

Tamara Barber, Senior Business Analyst & Special Projects

  • Recharge centers
  • Revenues bonds
  • Information Builders/TIBCO report creation and data management
  • Special projects

Melissa Mager, Director of Treasury

  • Leads Treasury team including banking (ACH/wires/direct deposit/transfers)
  • Bank account and general ledger reconciliations
  • Cash and investments
  • Requests for acceptance of credit card transactions
  • Credit card security training & reporting (SAQ/AOC)
  • Management of departmental deposit processing

Emily Goodoien, Senior Accountant

  • Reconciles Student Finance, Nelnet, Marketplace, and credit cards
  • Posts payroll journal & resolves student finance journal errors
  • Gift reporting
  • Sets up Marketplace uStore
  • Assists in management of department deposit processing