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)

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National Institutes of Health Salary Cap Increase
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the NIH Salary Cap for Executive Level II of the Federal Executive Pay Scale to $221,900 effective January 1, 2024.
Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Fringe Benefit Rates for Sponsored Projects
Drexel University has submitted the fringe benefit proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish the fiscal year 2025 fringe benefit rates for sponsored projects.
Academy of Natural Sciences FY24 Provisional Indirect Cost Rate
The Academy of Natural Sciences has finalized its negotiation of its indirect cost rates for grants, contracts, and other agreements with the federal government effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.