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Business Office Cost Center Support

The designated business office support person will provide financial analysis, budgetary support, problem solving, and long-range financial planning to the assigned Cost Center Manager(s) and their departments. Audrey Arsenault will continue to support all units with regard to grants that have been awarded. Day to day transactional work, customer service, and problem solving will continue to be provided by Matt Kimber and Kate McGrath (accounts payable) and Jim Tuttle (payroll).

There is a transition plan in the Business Office to cover the interim period until the Associate Vice President for Finance and Planning position is filled. Liane Wiley and Melissa Laughner will provide coverage. During this interim period, cost center support for areas will shift. Below are the general areas of responsibility and support for each of us during this time.

Liane Wiley will continue to provide cost center support to Advancement in addition to coordinating accounting and banking services. Liane is the point of contact for all revenue collection processes, general accounting questions and overseeing Accounts Payable, Payroll and the Business Services Assistant. Liane is also the accounting liaison with USNH.

John Halter will be the primary contact this year for daily support for HR, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Disability Services, Admissions, Enrollment Management, Dean of Students, Vice president of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Physical Plant in addition to Academic Affairs. John used to provide support to these areas before focusing on Academic areas and will enjoy the opportunity to help out again. Topics for John include: budget inquiries, transaction questions, staffing budget questions and other issues that arise.

Brooke Miller will be the primary contact this year for daily support for fee support budget managers. Brooke has been providing support already and will now take a more active role. Topics for Brooke include: budget inquiries, transaction questions, student fundraising issues, periodic projections, and other issues that arise. Brooke will take the lead in the Business Office for the FY16 fee support process. In addition, Brooke will continue supporting the grant post-award function and working with PI's.

Melissa's role this year will provide strategic planning support to cost center areas, assist with modeling and long-term financial planning, in addition to overseeing the post-award grant functions. She will continue to support the President's Office, IT and any plant fund projects.

Please contact Melissa Laughner with any questions about the Cost Center Support Model.

Contact Information:

Melissa Laughner, Budget and Financial Analysis
Fiske Annex 21

Liane Wiley, Accounting and Banking
Fiske Annex 41

John D. Halter, College Budget Coordinator/Financial Analyst to the Provost
Fiske Annex 28

Brooke Miller, Budget Analyst
Fiske Annex 29


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