Office of the Comptroller

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Patricia J. Dalessandro, MBA, CPA, CFE

Associate Vice President and Comptroller

The mission of the Office of the Comptroller is to ensure the stewardship and management of the University's finances through effective and efficient accounting processes; provide leadership and guidance in matters of financial accounting and research accounting; and assist in the development, maintenance and implementation of sound fiscal policies and accounting procedures, with the goal of enhancing internal controls and continuous improvement of financial systems in conjunction with the other University finance-related offices.

What Can the Office of the Comptroller Help With?

  • Obtain copies of audited financial statements
  • Provide access to financial policies, procedures and forms
  • Obtain monthly and year-end closing schedules
  • Establish new chart of account elements (funds, orgs, accounts, activity codes)

Quick Links


Journal Workflow 3.0 Virtual Training
The Office of the Comptroller will be hosting an upcoming Journal Entry Workflow 3.0 virtual training session just in time for fiscal year-end close.
Fiscal Year 2024 Year-End Closing Schedule
In preparation for the 2024 fiscal year-end close, the following guidelines and calendar outline the standard closing requirements. Please review and circulate this information so that everyone is familiar with the guidelines and important deadlines. This will assist in making the year-end closing process more efficient.
Fiscal Year 2024 Accrual and Deferral Process
The handling of prepaid expense deferrals and expense accruals will be consistent with the last eight fiscal years. General Accounting processes all prepaid expense deferrals and accruals for all of Drexel University and its subsidiaries.