Student Government: Business and Accounting Office
Our mission is to provide quality services to students in a professional and courteous manner, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and accuracy in the finances of the University.
Our objectives are based on the effective utilization of student fees through use of ethical standards. We do this by providing comprehensive financial and administrative support through financial reporting and analysis, while maintaining a systems of internal accounting and system controls to effectively safeguard University assets.
- to ensure that all A&S funds are allocated properly and that all recipients of funds comply with their itemized budgets.
- to coordinate and direct all financial transactions recorded in the accounting system of the University.
- to ensure that all transactions adhere to University and Florida Board of Governors policies and procedures.
Remember: Under no circumstances may the University's tax exempt number be used by a Registered Student Organization (RSO), or club.
About Our Office
The Business and Accounting Office is housed within Student Government (SG). We act as the "gateway" to the Activity and Service (A&S) Fee Fund, which is a part of the tuition that UNF students pay that supports student activities and services. While managed by Student Government, the A&S Fee is allocated to multiple offices within Student Government, as well as the Student Union and Recreation and Wellness.
Our Office is comprised of five staff members. Three of whom oversees multiple budgeted indexes. If you ever have any questions about a specific budgeted index, see the index assignments below on who best to contact:
Jason Edgar, Assistant Director (ext. 5406, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fiscal advisor to Student Government, including the SG Treasurer,& Budget & Allocations (B&A) Chair.
Elizabeth Noriega, Accounting Manager (ext. 1581, email@example.com)
Indexes: Executive Branch (402060), SG Business & Administration (402062), Judicial Branch (402063), Elections (402081), Special Requests (402097), and Club Funding (402041).
Tim Barnes, Accounting Associate (ext. 1582, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Indexes: Lend-A-Wing Pantry (402015), Student Travel (402028), Osprey Life & Productions (402017), Osprey Involvement Center (402040), and Legislative Branch (402061)
Student Government offers a variety of funding opportunities to the student body through the Legislative Branch, Student Involvement Center, and our Scholarships.
are meant to fund special events and services or projects for students. Any university department, agency or student organization funded department or entity may request this type of funding. All special requests are first heard by the B&A Committee, then approved by SG Senate, and then signed by the SG President as approved legislation. To request these funds, requestors must fill out the Special Request form completely and accurately, attach all quotes and backup documentation, then submit either to the SG Rotunda (Student Union 38 East, room 3300) or via Perch Portal at least three (3) days before the next B&A Committee meeting. If your request is for an event, you must submit your paperwork five (5) weeks prior to the event date.
are meant to fund student travel where the student traveler(s) is representing UNF. This can include competitions, conferences, out-of-town meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. Individual students may request up to $500 per request, but can only receive $500 in funding per fiscal year (July-June). RSOs can request up to $1,500 per request for group travel, but can only receive $1,500 in funding per fiscal year. All travel requests are heard and approved by the B&A Committee and then signed by the SG President as approved legislation. To request travel funding, requestors must fill out the Travel Request form completely and accurately, attach all quotes and backup documentation, then submit either to the SG Rotunda or Perch Portal at least five (5) weeks before the event or travel date.
can be requested from the Osprey Involvement Center through the Grant Request process. In order to submit a grant request, your RSO must be funding eligible through Student Involvement Center. For more on the Grant Request process, see the Club Funding page.
are available at the beginning of each Fall semester and are typically split in half: half of the award is granted in the Fall and the other half in the Spring. SG provides Competitive scholarships, which are awarded by our Scholarship Committee, and Decentralized scholarships, which are awarded by different partnering departments. While award amounts vary, every student who applies will receive a letter over the Thanksgiving Break announcing if they have been awarded a scholarship. Check out our Scholarship page for more information on the different awards we offer, instructions on how to apply, and announcements for when the 2022-2023 Scholarship applications will become available.
Business and Accounting Documents