What We Do

The mission of the General Accounting Department is to maintain and ensure the accuracy and integrity of the University’s General Ledger through account reconciliations and other analyses, provide timely and reliable financial and accounting services to management and the University community, maintain a knowledgeable staff who understands various accounting processes from start to finish, provide accurate and timely customer service, and utilize technology effectively in the operation of accounting functions.

  • Reconcile designated University bank accounts
  • Invoice non-research, non-student tuition accounts receivable
  • Establish, maintain, and disable Entity 02, 03, 04 , 07, 09, and 47 accounts
  • Identify miscellaneous ACH and wire transfers (EFTs) and record to PRISM General Ledger
  • Prepare annual Reports of Unclaimed Property
  • Establish and maintain Petty Cash and Working Funds
  • Investigate check forgeries
  • Monitor restricted (Entity 04) account activity
  • Pursue resolution of restricted (Entity 04) and agency (Entity 09) account deficit balances
  • Establish and maintain University endowments and quasi endowments
  • Transfers to/from the principal and income accounts of endowment and quasi-endowment gifts
  • Monthly and quarterly endowment reports
  • Individual endowment information upon request

Staff Directory

Tammy S. Johnson

Email: tjohnson@cfo.pitt.edu      Phone: (412) 624-6075

Sandra A. LaQuatra

Accounting Clerk
Direct depositor / Direct deposit and credit card cash report review / bank account reconciliations / unclaimed property
Email: slaquatra@cfo.pitt.edu      Phone: (412) 624-6290

Colin P. Rawleigh

Sr. Financial Analyst
Endowment accounting / Endowment and quasi-endowment new account setup, reports and inquiries / investment income / check forgeries
Email: crawleigh@cfo.pitt.edu      Phone: (412) 624-8313

Matthew D. Vecchio

Sr. Financial Analyst
New account setup for entity 02, 03, 04, and 09 accounts and inquiries / bank account reconciliations / general ledger account analysis and reconciliations / compensated absences accrual / year-end accruals, deferrals and carryovers
Email: mvecchio@cfo.pitt.edu      Phone: (412) 624-6066

Richard Zavolta

ACH and wire transfer (EFT) input / bank account reconciliations / general ledger account analysis and reconciliations / petty cash and working funds review / unclaimed property database maintenance
Email: rpz4@pitt.edu      Phone: (412) 624-6621