CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Business/Financial Services

This document outlines the points of contact for the Office of Business Services within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Updated November 2020

For more detailed information about this series of documents, please return to the CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Overview.


CALS Business Services strives to be a model service organization by providing cost effective and quality services on a timely basis, improving communication with the customers we serve, ensuring the integrity and wise use of the fiscal, human, and physical resources of the college, providing training programs that are informative and will enhance the productivity of departmental staff, improving our technological skills to promote efficacy and efficiency, and creating a positive work environment that allows personnel to collectively and individually complete their job responsibilities and achieve their full potential.


Angela (Angie) Seitler, Associate Dean and Chief Financial Officer
  • Responsible for all aspects of the college budget, financial planning, and reporting
  • Responsible for all fund balances and expenditures for the college, including revenue generating accounts, Trust Funds, and Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association accounts
  • Oversees the college's business services, information technology, Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES), and post-award financial operations, compliance, and audits
  • Manages the distribution of funds for all college commitments such as start-ups, payouts, Educational Innovation, and summer term
  • Distributes the annual indirect cost return to departments and centers
  • Approves of all new revenue generating activities and Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association financial system access and check requests
Sandy Fowler, Assistant Dean
  • Manages accounting staff
  • Responsible for policy and procedure development
  • Divisional Effort Coordinator
Casey Hillmer, Assistant Director, WAES
  • Responsible for the annual Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health Call for Proposals process and Hatch and McIntire-Stennis Capital Exercise
  • Responsible for all Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health financial reporting to USDA
  • Distributes the Hatch and McIntire-Stennis startup commitment funding
  • Manages the REEport and Plan of Work reporting requirements for the college Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health Programs
  • Responsible for Gift in Kinds
Ann Bourque, Policy/Planning Analyst
  • Responsible for providing analytics needed for decision making, including interpreting metrics and reporting strategies
  • Advise on the implementation of new information collection systems and changes
Brandon Blackburn, Accountant
  • Academic Affairs, CALS Administration, CALS Conference Services, CALS Global, CALS External Relations/Communication, Horticulture, Ag Research Station, Dairy Forage Research Center, Dairy Innovation Hub
Marci-Rae Kukula, Accountant
  • Entomology, F&WE, Plant Pathology, Russell Labs Center
Alex Nelson, Accountant
  • AAE, Center for Coops, Center for Dairy Profitability, Environmental Resource Center (Extension), Family Resources (SoHE), Institute for Sustainable Ag., Nutritional Sciences, Veterinary Medicine (AHABS), Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC)
Dave Stange, Accountant
  • Biochemistry, Center for Dairy Research, Agronomy, Center for Integrated Agriculture (CIAS), Life Science Communication
Pamela Thompson, Office Operations Assistant

Limin Tang, Accountant
  • Community & Environmental Sociology, Genetics
Noelle Wilharm, Accountant
  • Bacteriology, Biological Systems Engineering (BSE), Food Research Institute, Food Science, Soil Sciences, Land Information & Computer Graphics Facility, Animal & Dairy Sciences


  • Administrative process redesign
  • Annual budget process
  • Audits
  • Agricultural Research Stations
  • CALS Financial Networking group
  • CALS interview expenses/support
  • CALS moving expenses/support
  • Capital equipment inventory/property control
  • Cash advances
  • Cash handling
  • Check scanning
  • Check deposits (central drop off, pick-up, and processing)
  • Cost share commitments and expense tracking
  • Cross-college - department ID changes (after project is awarded)
  • Custodial funds
  • Distribution of CALS internal competitions funding (ARS internships, bridge funding, Consortium for Extension and Research in Agricultural and Natural Resources (CERANR), Nuzum Kickapoo Valley, Pound Research, and WCIA/CALS/WARF Plant Germplasm)
  • Direct payments (DPs)
  • E-reimbursement and audits
  • Educational Innovation (EI) budgeting and allocation distribution
  • Effort reporting/ECRT including commitments and issues
  • Equipment donations and loans
  • Exceptional circumstances (after project is awarded)
  • Exceptional purchasing requests
  • Fee-for-service activities
  • Fellowships (after project is awarded)
  • Financial reporting
  • Fringe issues
  • Gifts deposits and management
  • Gifts-in-kind
  • HRS overpayment corrections
  • Indirect cost return distribution
  • Interdepartmental billings
  • Internal controls
  • Multistate travel
  • NIMSS access
  • Non-salary and salary cost transfers
  • No-cost extensions
  • Payments to individuals (PIRs)
  • PI changes - transfers, retirements, effort reductions (after the project is awarded)
  • Plan of work
  • Policies and procedures
  • Purchasing card distribution, management, and audits
  • Purchase orders (POs) and associated forms
  • Official Functions and Expense Prior Approvals
  • Overall purchasing processes (training, approval, and audit)
  • Re-budget requests (after the project is awarded)
  • REEport reporting
  • Research administrator training for CALS
  • Fastlane
  • Research policy (after the project is awarded)
  • Retention commitments
  • Revenue deposits and transfers
  • Revenue producing activities (RPAs)
  • Risk management for business services agreements
  • Shared grants (subcontracts to UW-Extension & other UW System schools - after the project is awarded)
  • Shop@UW/MDS approvals
  • Startup commitments
  • Sub-award modifications (after-the-award)
  • Sub-invoice reviews
  • Summer session/term budgeting and allocation distribution
  • Terms and conditions review for grants and contracts (after the project is awarded)
  • Training grants (after the project is awarded)
  • Travel-related matters, including 90-day exception requests
  • Unallowable tuition remission review and transfers
  • University of Wisconsin-Foundation - fund deposits and transfers to UW-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Foundation - financial system access
  • University of Wisconsin-System Trust funds
  • USDA-ARS specific cooperative agreements (after the project is awarded)
  • USDA-ARS task orders
  • Website Management
  • Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships (WDGFs)
  • Wisconsin state agency grants and contracts (after the project is awarded)

Keywords:college of agricultural and life sciences, dean's office, deans, admin, agriculture, contacts, units, finance, budget, reporting, accounting, accountant, account   Doc ID:96914
Owner:Zoe H.Group:CALS Dean's Office
Created:2020-01-07 13:21 CDTUpdated:2020-12-08 10:06 CDT
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