800 East Commerce Road
Harahan, LA 70123
Director of Grants and Contracts Accounting
504-865-5581 - Main Line
862-8000, ext. 2793- Direct Line
Laura Patton Pinke
The Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting is dedicated to serving the post-award needs of investigators and departmental administrators by providing a post-award accounting function for all awards received by the University. The office is responsible for establishing accounts for new awards in the University accounting system, entering the appropriate budget and overhead information for each award, and preparing all billing and financial reporting as required by the sponsoring agency. Assistance is provided to investigators and administrators on issues such as allowability of costs, availability of funds, cost sharing, and general information regarding accounting and costing policies. Other areas of responsibility include grants and contracts accounts receivable, award closeout, record retention, and coordination of the annual federal audit.
Grants and Contracts Accounting follows a cradle-to-grave management concept, in which one accountant is responsible for an award from inception to closeout. This practice of using a single point of contact eliminates uncertainty and provides a consistent relationship between the investigator and the office. However, any staff member can offer assistance in the absence of the department's assigned accountant.
If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about your award(s), please feel free to call, e-mail, or just drop by the office. Someone will be happy to assist you.
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