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Financial Management & Controls

Financial Management & Controls mission is to ensure the reliability and integrity of financial information, the safeguard of campus assets, and ensure compliance through the design of an effective internal controls program. Further, our mission is to ensure the campus remains compliant with cost accounting standards and tax rules and regulations. Our vision is to design an effective framework of internal controls and adequate business monitoring and reporting of cost accounting compliance and tax reporting compliance. 

Further, Financial Management & Controls supports the Controls Initiative set forth by the Regents of the University of California, which is designed to strengthen accountability, responsibility, and control across the UC system by:

  • Promoting a culture of accountability and ethical decision-making 
  • Helping the campus and departments identify and mitigate risks 
  • Strengthening operational effectiveness and efficiency of administrative functions

Financial Management & Controls supports the Controls Initiative in the following areas: 

  • Controls Design and Assessment 
  • Training and Communication on Financial Management and Controls Topics 
  • Monitoring of Financial Transactions 
  • Fiscal Close Certification Letter Coordination

Staff Directory

Viola Kinsman
Associate Director
Oversees Internal Controls, Tax Services, Financial System Access, FMCP & MSO Meetings

(209) 228-2253
vkinsman@ucmerced.edu

Jenny Duenas
Assurance & Control Analyst
Oversees Financial System Access, Control Reviews, Compliance Reports

(209) 228-4071
jduenas@ucmerced.edu

Christine Tumonong
Assurance & Controls Analyst
Oversees Financial System Access, Control Reviews, FMCP & MSO Meeting Coordination

(209) 228-4075
ctumonong@ucmerced.edu