Hofstra Univerity

Financial Affairs

Welcome to Hofstra University’s Office of Financial Affairs. The Office of Financial Affairs provides oversight of the finance functions of the University – accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, investments and debt management, procurement, contract administration, and payroll services, and the oversight of the University’s internal controls systems and environment.

The Office of Financial Affairs is comprised of the following departments:

Controllers’ Office

Includes accounting, financial reporting, accounts payable, payroll, grants management, and tax.

Business Affairs

Includes procurement, risk management & insurance, and auxiliary management.

Contract Administration

Guides departments through the contract review process and ensures contracts comply with University policies, and applicable laws and regulations.

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Debt Management and Capital Budgeting

Responsible for debt compliance and management of capital budgets and reporting.

Treasury Operations

Provides oversight and due diligence for cash and several long-term investment portfolios.

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Budget Office

Responsible for preparation and monitoring of operating budget activity.

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Policies

View Hofstra's Financial Affairs policies. (Requires Hofstra Portal login.)

Contact  Financial Affairs

Office of Financial Affairs:
Catherine Hennessy 
Senior Vice President
Financial Affairs & Treasurer
516-463-6873

Stacey O'Donnell
Assistant Vice President
Financial Affairs
516-463-6844

Deborah Ward
Administrative Assistant
Financial Affairs
516-463-6820

Accounts Payable:
Nancy Pineros
Accounts Payable Manager
516-463-6850

Budget Office:
David Malanga
Budget Director
516-463-6851

Business Affairs & Risk Management
David Crawford
Senior Director
Business Affairs & Risk Management
516-463-6613

Contract Administration:
Jacqueline Kleinman
Director of Contract Administration
516-463-5125

Controller’s Office:
Eileen Biundo
Controller
516-463-6879

Laura Ansell
Associate Controller, Gifts & Endowments
516-463-7152

Christine Maniscalco
Assistant Controller, Debt Compliance & Capital Projects
516-463-5394

Grants:
Devin Lachman
Grants Manager
516-463-7181

Payroll:
Tara Kaplan 
Payroll Director
516-463-6852

Procurement Services:
David Dale
Director of Purchasing Contracts
516-463-6616

Tax & Compliance:
Melanie Herschkowitz
Director, Tax & Compliance
516-463-4804

Treasury Operations:
Michael Macri
Director of Treasury Operations
516-463-6760