Office of the Controller

The Controller's Office is the University's accounting and treasury department. We offer services in accordance with federal and state law, as well as University of Denver policies and mission. 

Controller's Office Organizational Chart


The Controller's Office manages the overall accounting and treasury services operations of the University in accordance with Federal, State, and University policy and procedure, including:

  • Managing internal controls to mitigate risk
  • Ensuring the official accounting records are up-to-date and accurate
  • Safeguarding all assets to minimize risk of financial loss
  • Developing and maintaining robust costing systems and reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information to inform the approval and implementation of strategic initiatives
  • Leading internal process improvement initiatives and compliance oversight


The Controller’s Office will partner with Schools, Colleges, and Departments to embrace and successfully achieve the Five Strategic Imperatives of the University of Denver (DU), including the 4D Experience that is grounded by intellectual growth and academics, but enhanced through character development, the pursuit of lives of purpose and the promotion of wellbeing.


The Controller’s Office strives to live the following values through its work on campus and internally through its actions within the office:

  • Respect and Integrity – We will treat others as we wish to be treated and will be viewed as honest and forthcoming
  • Accountable and Appreciative
    • We will hold ourselves and colleagues accountable, assist in their professional growth, provide tools to become more efficient and independent, and demonstrate appreciation when warranted
    • Conversely, we will be receptive to change and suggestions for improvement from colleagues
    • We will strive to ensure all employees feel challenged and valued
  • Nimble – We will be nimble in adapting to internal strategic initiatives and external dynamics
  • Customer Service – We will support the Academic and Research goals of the University so that DU is a global Higher Education leader that serves the public good
  • Honor – We will honor our commitments and conduct business in a manner that promotes excellence, fairness, and compassion
  • Encourage – We will foster an environment that encourages diversity, equity and ,inclusion of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds and celebrate our successes together