• Who to Contact Within Budget Services

    Budget Services Areas of Responsibility 

    Name Contact Info Area of Responsiblity
    Liz Baker 9-4751, ebaker@westga.edu

    Executive Director

    • Administration of University budget processes/policies
    • Budget Services Training
    • University Fringe Budget
    Cole Stratton 9-5361, sstratto@westga.edu 
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    • Resource Analysis
    • Revenue Forecasting
    • Quarterly Amendments
    • Ledger Reconciliations
    • Budgetary Compliance Reporting
    • Fees (Tuition/Elective)
    • Board of Regents Reporting
    • Budget Hearing Documents
    • Athletics
    Daron Prater 9-5484, dprater@westga.edu 
    Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm
    • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management 
    • Student Activities & SAFBA
    • Richard College of Business (RCOB)
    • School of Nursing (SON)
    • Information Technology Services (ITS)
    Jackson Johnson 9-6405, jjohnso@westga.edu  Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    • Facilities
    • College of Art & Humanities (COAH)
    • College of Science and Math (COSM)
    • Library
    • Federal Work Study Program (committee work)
    John Harry 9-5362,
    jharry@westga.edu
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    • Business & Finance - Non Auxiliaries (Budget Manager)
    • Health Services
    • Campus Center
    • President's Office (Budget Manager)
    • Capital Projects
    • Square Footage Allocation

    Katie Barger

    9-3086,
    kbarger@westga.edu 
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    • Human Resources Liaison
    • OneUSG Lead
    • Fringe Benefits
    • Salary Increase Budget Lead
    • FTE Reporting
    • University Advancement (UA)
    • Housing
    • Self-Support Budget Lead
    • Backup for Board of Regents Reporting
    Katie Lewis 9-6406,
    klewis@westga.edu 
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    • General Information and Form completion instructions
    • Budget Resources for Departments
    • Website Maintenance
    • Department Requests/Changes
    Kristin Smith 9-5578, kristins@westga.edu

    Assistant Director

    • Academic Affairs Lead
    • VPAA Vacancy Pool
    • Budget Development
    Matt Paintin 9-5168, mpaintin@westga.eduHours: M-F 7:30am-5:30pm
    • College of Education (COE)
    • College of Social Science (COSS)
    • eCore
    • Extended/Distance Learning
    • Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA - Other, not Vacancy Pool)
    • Scholarships
    • Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
    • Honors College
    • Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IEA)
    Scott Puckett 9-2259, spuckett@westga.edu Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    • Business & Finance Auxiliaries:  Director's Office, Parking & Transportation, Bookstore, Telecommunications, Pub & Print, Mail Services, Food Services, Vending, Coliseum, Commencement, Townsend Center, Offset Calculations
    • Police
    • Business Plans Coordinator
    • Mandatory Fee Reporting
    • Name: Liz Baker
      Contact Info: 9-4751, ebaker@westga.edu
      Area of Responsiblity:

      Executive Director

      • Administration of University budget processes/policies
      • Budget Services Training
      • University Fringe Budget

    • Name: Cole Stratton
      Contact Info: 9-5361, sstratto@westga.edu 
      Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
      Area of Responsiblity:

      • Resource Analysis
      • Revenue Forecasting
      • Quarterly Amendments
      • Ledger Reconciliations
      • Budgetary Compliance Reporting
      • Fees (Tuition/Elective)
      • Board of Regents Reporting
      • Budget Hearing Documents
      • Athletics

    • Name: Daron Prater
      Contact Info: 9-5484, dprater@westga.edu 
      Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm
      Area of Responsiblity:

      • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management 
      • Student Activities & SAFBA
      • Richard College of Business (RCOB)
      • School of Nursing (SON)
      • Information Technology Services (ITS)

    • Name: Jackson Johnson
      Contact Info: 9-6405, jjohnso@westga.edu  Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
      Area of Responsiblity:

      • Facilities
      • College of Art & Humanities (COAH)
      • College of Science and Math (COSM)
      • Library
      • Federal Work Study Program (committee work)

    • Name: John Harry
      Contact Info: 9-5362,
      jharry@westga.edu
      Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
      Area of Responsiblity:

      • Business & Finance - Non Auxiliaries (Budget Manager)
      • Health Services
      • Campus Center
      • President's Office (Budget Manager)
      • Capital Projects
      • Square Footage Allocation

    • Name:

      Katie Barger


      Contact Info: 9-3086,
      kbarger@westga.edu 
      Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
      Area of Responsiblity:
      • Human Resources Liaison
      • OneUSG Lead
      • Fringe Benefits
      • Salary Increase Budget Lead
      • FTE Reporting
      • University Advancement (UA)
      • Housing
      • Self-Support Budget Lead
      • Backup for Board of Regents Reporting

    • Name: Katie Lewis
      Contact Info: 9-6406,
      klewis@westga.edu 
      Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
      Area of Responsiblity:

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

    • Name: Kristin Smith
      Contact Info: 9-5578, kristins@westga.edu
      Area of Responsiblity:

      Assistant Director

      • Academic Affairs Lead
      • VPAA Vacancy Pool
      • Budget Development

    • Name: Matt Paintin
      Contact Info: 9-5168, mpaintin@westga.eduHours: M-F 7:30am-5:30pm
      Area of Responsiblity:

      • College of Education (COE)
      • College of Social Science (COSS)
      • eCore
      • Extended/Distance Learning
      • Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA - Other, not Vacancy Pool)
      • Scholarships
      • Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
      • Honors College
      • Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IEA)

    • Name: Scott Puckett
      Contact Info: 9-2259, spuckett@westga.edu Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
      Area of Responsiblity:

      • Business & Finance Auxiliaries:  Director's Office, Parking & Transportation, Bookstore, Telecommunications, Pub & Print, Mail Services, Food Services, Vending, Coliseum, Commencement, Townsend Center, Offset Calculations
      • Police
      • Business Plans Coordinator
      • Mandatory Fee Reporting

     

  • Business Office Transaction Directory

    Business Office Transaction Directory

    Transaction Type Unit Responsible (links to webpage)
    Account Codes Controller (Website)
    Agency Accounts Accounting
    Billing (External Entities) Bursar's Office (Accounts Receivable)
    Budget Amendments Budget Services
    Business Plans Budget Services
    Check Requests Accounting (Accounts Payable)
    Department Approvers (Maintenance & Updates) Center for Business Excellence
    Department Requests Budget Services
    Disciplinary Action Human Resources
    Employee Relations Human Resources
    Encumbering Travel Expenses Accounting (Travel Services)
    ePAR/PAR Human Resources
    Expenditure Transfer Accounting
    Expense Reports (Non-Travel) Accounting (Accounts Payable)
    Harrassment/Discrimination Human Resources
    Hiring/Terminating Employees Human Resources
    Internal Billing Accounting
    Journal Entries Accounting
    Organizational Development Human Resources
    P-Card Purchasing Services
    Payroll Reallocations Budget Services
    Payroll/Payment Issues Payroll
    Performance Evaluations Human Resources
    Petty Cash Bursar's Office
    Position Information/Management Budget Services
    Reclassification of Positions Human Resources
    Revenue Estimates Budget Services
    Revenue Transfers Budget Services
    Salary Information Human Resources
    Requisitions/Purchase Orders (including Funding Changes) Purchasing Services
    Student Accounts Bursar’s Office (Accounts Receivable)
    Time Approval Payroll
    Training (Busines Office Software & Processes) Center for Business Excellence
    Travel Expenses (including Budget Failures) Accounting (Travel Services)
    Vendor Profiles/W-9 Accounting
    • Transaction Type: Account Codes
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Controller (Website)

    • Transaction Type: Agency Accounts
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting

    • Transaction Type: Billing (External Entities)
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Bursar's Office (Accounts Receivable)

    • Transaction Type: Budget Amendments
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Budget Services

    • Transaction Type: Business Plans
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Budget Services

    • Transaction Type: Check Requests
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting (Accounts Payable)

    • Transaction Type: Department Approvers (Maintenance & Updates)
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Center for Business Excellence

    • Transaction Type: Department Requests
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Budget Services

    • Transaction Type: Disciplinary Action
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Employee Relations
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Encumbering Travel Expenses
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting (Travel Services)

    • Transaction Type: ePAR/PAR
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Expenditure Transfer
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting

    • Transaction Type: Expense Reports (Non-Travel)
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting (Accounts Payable)

    • Transaction Type: Harrassment/Discrimination
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Hiring/Terminating Employees
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Internal Billing
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting

    • Transaction Type: Journal Entries
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting

    • Transaction Type: Organizational Development
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: P-Card
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Purchasing Services

    • Transaction Type: Payroll Reallocations
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Budget Services

    • Transaction Type: Payroll/Payment Issues
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Payroll

    • Transaction Type: Performance Evaluations
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Petty Cash
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Bursar's Office

    • Transaction Type: Position Information/Management
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Budget Services

    • Transaction Type: Reclassification of Positions
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Revenue Estimates
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Budget Services

    • Transaction Type: Revenue Transfers
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Budget Services

    • Transaction Type: Salary Information
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Human Resources

    • Transaction Type: Requisitions/Purchase Orders (including Funding Changes)
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Purchasing Services

    • Transaction Type: Student Accounts
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Bursar’s Office (Accounts Receivable)

    • Transaction Type: Time Approval
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Payroll

    • Transaction Type: Training (Busines Office Software & Processes)
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Center for Business Excellence

    • Transaction Type: Travel Expenses (including Budget Failures)
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting (Travel Services)

    • Transaction Type: Vendor Profiles/W-9
      Unit Responsible (links to webpage): Accounting