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ACCOUNTING STAFF

Richard Sears
Assistant Vice President and Controller

rsears@westga.edu or Ext. 95353
As Controller, Rick provides oversight of the financial records and reporting for the institution. He is also responsible for ensuring that adequate policies and procedures are in place as required by State, Board of Regents and University policy.

Randy Miller
Assistant Director of Accounting
rcmiller@westga.edu or Ext. 95329
Randy is responsible for the business operations within the Office of the Controller. He is responsible for reviewing, writing and implementing business policies and participating in business improvements to support the business operations of the University. He also has oversight of Travel policy and reimbursement, Accounts Payable review and approval, Study Abroad Program payment activity, Asset Management and Surplus Property.

Angela Rowell
Accounts Payable Manager
arowell@westga.edu or Ext. 96396
Angela supervises our Accounts Payable staff and has oversight of all Payables activity including voucher transactions encumbered by purchase order, non-PO payables check requests and payment processing. She is also responsible for tracking of unclaimed and lost checks as well as 1099 reporting.

Rhoanda McCrary
Accounts Payable
rmccrary@westga.edu or Ext. 96397
Rhoanda processes accounts payable transactions for purchase orders and other encumbered ePro vouchers. Rhoanda can answer your questions related to payment of any invoice encumbered with a purchase order or provide a status on open vendor invoices within PeopleSoft Payables system. If you have a problem with a particular purchase order that prevents the invoice from being paid, please contact Rhoanda in Accounts Payable for immediate assistance.

Jamie Fernander
Accounts Payable
jfernand@westga.edu or Ext. 95357
Jamie processes accounts payable transactions for all Check Requests and other non-encumbered payables requests.  Jamie can answer your questions related to payment of  these type of vendor requests as well as the status of open vendor invoices within the PeopleSoft system.  If you have a problem with a non-encumbered  vendor payment, please contact Jamie in Accounts Payable for immediate assistance.

Anita Saunders
Manager of Travel Services

asaunder@westga.edu or Ext. 96394
As Manager of Travel Services, Anita supervises our Travel Services staff and has oversight of Faculty, Staff, and student travel validation and reimbursements, team/group travel, travel cash advances and other travel related payments.  Anita and her staff are pleased to answer your questions related to travel policies and reimbursements.  

Lisa O'Neal
Travel Accounting Assistant
loneal@westga.edu or Ext. 95303
Lisa audits and processes Employee travel reimbursements, team/group travel, Non-Employee travel reimbursements, and other travel related payments such as prepaid airfare and registration. Lisa can answer your questions concerning travel policies and reimbursements.

Crystal Bentley
Coordinator of Office Services
cbentley@westga.edu or Ext. 95502
This position serves as the coordinator of our office and also serves as our receptionist. This position handles some day to day accounting transactions including campus charges. This position can also answer your questions concerning a campus charge that has been posted to your account.

Financial Reporting:

Robert Ellington, CPA
Director of Accounting

rellingt@westga.edu or Ext. 95537
Coordinates and ensures the timely and accurate preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and related reports; coordinates the annual financial audit and provides overall leadership for the financial reporting staff.

Randall Rowland, CPA
Financial Reporting Manager
rrowland@westga.edu or Ext. 95224
Coordinates and ensures the timely and accurate preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and related reports, including the Annual Financial Report and the Budgetary Compliance Report; coordinates the annual financial audit; and provides overall leadership for the financial reporting staff.

John Lamendola
Public/Private Venture Accounting Manager
jlamendo@westga.edu or Ext. 96473
Coordinates and ensures the timely and accurate accounting and reporting for the University's public/private ventures, including annual financial statements, bond compliance submissions, and other required disclosures

Lisa Kunkler
Accounting Manager

lkunkler@westga.edu or Ext. 92264
Coordinates and ensures the timely and accurate preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and related reports; coordinates the annual financial audit and provides overall leadership for the financial reporting staff.

Melissa Williams
Accountant-Senior
melissaw@westga.edu or Ext. 95535
Prepares journal entries and account reconciliations; analyzes and monitors business processes and internal controls; and assists with month-end and year-end accounting processes.

Helen Roberts
Accountant-Intermediate
hroberts@westga.edu or Ext. 96386
Prepares journal entries and account reconciliations; responds to on-campus requests for information; and assists with month-end and year-end accounting processes.

Scott Puckett
Accountant-Intermediate
spuckett@westga.edu or Ext. 95328
Prepares journal entries and account reconciliations; responds to on-campus requests for information; and assists with month-end and year-end accounting processes.

Lori Gonzalez
Accountant-Associate
mgonzale@westga.edu or Ext. 95304
Prepares journal entries and account reconciliations; responds to on-campus requests for information and assists with month-end and year-end accounting processes.

Jessica Pugh
Accountant-Associate
jpugh@westga.edu 
or Ext 92238
Prepares journal entries and account reconciliations; responds to on-campus requests for information and assists with month-end and year-end accounting processes.