Budget Services Areas of Responsibility 

Who to Contact Within Budget Services
NameContact InfoArea of Responsibility
Kristin Smith

9-5578  kristins@westga.edu


  • Administration of University budget processes/policies
  • Budget Development
  • Budget Services Training
  • Resource Analysis
  • Summer Studies
  • VPAA Vacancy Pool
Daron Prater

9-5484        dprater@westga.edu   Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA-Other, Not Vacancy Pool) 
  • Student Activities & SAFBA
  • Federal Work Study Program (committee work)
  • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management 
  • University Advancement (UA)
  • University College

Elvia Medina-Bonilla 

9-6406  elviab@westga.edu    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

  • General Information and Form completion instructions
  • Budget Resources for Departments
  • Website Maintenance
  • Department Requests/Changes
  • Scholarships
Jackson Johnson

9-5361                            jjackson@westga.edu  Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

  • College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry (COACSI)
  • Office of the President (Budget Manager)
  • Police
  • Square Footage Allocation
John Harry

9-5362          jharry@westga.edu      Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

  • Auxliliary E&G
  • Campus Center
  • Capital Projects
  • Fiscal Services (Budget Manager)
  • Fiscal Services Auxiliaries: Director's Office, Parking & Transportation, Bookstore, Telecommunications, Pub & Print, Mail Services, Food Services, Vending, Coliseum, Commencement, Townsend Center, Offset Calculations
  • Health Services
  • Housing
  • Ledger Reconciliations
Katie Lewis9-5168  Klewis@westga.edu  Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
  • College of Education (COE)
  • Extended/Distance Learning
  • Honors College
  • Library
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
  • Richard College of Business (RCOB)
  • School of Nursing (SON)
  • USG eCampus

Matt Paintin

9-3086  mpaintin@westga.edu  Hours: M-F 7:30am 4:30pm

  • Board of Regents Reporting
  • Electronic Budget Amendment (eBA) Lead
  • Facilities
  • FTE Reporting
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources Liaison
  • Information Technology Services (ITS)
  • OneUSG Lead
  • Payroll Reallocations
  • Salary Increase Budget Lead
Scott Puckett


 9-2259                          spuckett@westga.edu    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm


  • Athletics
  • Athletic Complex
  • Budgetary Compliance Reporting
  • Business Plans Coordinator
  • Board of Regents Reporting
  • Fees (Tuition/Elective)
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Mandatory Fee Reporting
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Quarterly Amendments


Business Office Transaction Directory

Business Office Transaction Directory
Transaction TypeUnit Responsible (links to webpage)
Account CodesController (Website)
Agency AccountsAccounting
Billing (External Entities)Office of Student Accounts and Billing Services (Accounts Receivable)
Budget AmendmentsBudget Services
Business PlansBudget Services
Check RequestsAccounting (Accounts Payable)
Department Approvers (Maintenance & Updates) 
Department RequestsBudget Services
Disciplinary ActionHuman Resources
Employee RelationsHuman Resources
Encumbering Travel ExpensesAccounting (Travel Services)
ePAR/PARHuman Resources
Expenditure TransferAccounting
Expense Reports (Non-Travel)Accounting (Accounts Payable)
Harassment/DiscriminationHuman Resources
Hiring/Terminating EmployeesHuman Resources
Internal BillingAccounting
Journal EntriesAccounting
Organizational DevelopmentHuman Resources
P-CardPurchasing Services
Payroll ReallocationsBudget Services
Payroll/Payment IssuesPayroll
Performance EvaluationsHuman Resources
Petty CashOffice of Student Accounts and Billing Services
Position Information/ManagementBudget Services
Reclassification of PositionsHuman Resources
Revenue EstimatesBudget Services
Revenue TransfersBudget Services
Salary InformationHuman Resources
Requisitions/Purchase Orders (including Funding Changes)Purchasing Services
Student AccountsOffice of Student Accounts and Billing Services’s Office (Accounts Receivable)
Time ApprovalPayroll
Training (Business Office Software & Processes)Center for Business Excellence
Travel Expenses (including Budget Failures)Accounting (Travel Services)
Vendor Profiles/W-9Accounting