Financial Services serves students, University management, and other stakeholders in making financial decisions by providing professional and reliable financial information. We ensure the financial integrity and security of the institution by safeguarding its assets and by adhering to generally accepted accounting principles and government regulations.
Financial Services provides two areas of service to the University Community: Finance and the Business Office.
Finance performs all tasks related to maintaining the financial records for the University. Such tasks include: General Ledger Accounting; Capital and Project Expenditures; Fixed Asset Accounting; Restricted Fund Accounting; Internal, External, Federal, State and local government reporting; tax reporting; External and Internal Audit requirements. Finance monitors and validates Alta Bates Summit Medical Center processes for all Accounts Payable and Payroll processes for SMU. Finance interfaces with Sutter Health, ABSMC and SMU staff on any process or procedure changes.
The Business Office provides students with detailed financial statements and information to assist them and their parents in meeting their obligations to the University. We also provide personalized financial counseling by designing plans and apprising students of other alternative such as financial aid and scholarships in order to successfully and effectively meet each individual's budgeting needs.