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Grant and Contract Accounting

Grant and Contract Accounting

The Grant and Contract Accounting department manages the financial component of the University's externally funded research, public service, and other separately budgeted projects. 

Grant and Contract Accounting ensures compliance with University Policies and Procedures as well as those of the sponsoring organization by:

  • Reviewing and approving all financial transactions on sponsored projects.
  • Approving all new and incremental funding for sponsored projects and setting them up in the University's financial systems.
  • Providing billing, collections, and financial reporting services for all sponsored projects.
  • Serving as liaison to outside auditors examining the University's sponsored projects.
  • Providing advice and support to Financial Officers and Principal Investigators/Project Directors in the financial conduct of their sponsored projects.
  • Conducting the University's Indirect Cost Study at required intervals.

Our office is located in the Perkins Administration Building, Room 205

The Grant and Contract Accounting staff and their responsibilities/assignments are as follows:


 David Ewing  Director  214-768-3761          dcewing@smu.edu
 Louise Brummett  Simmons School of Education  214-768-2020  lbrummett@smu.edu
   Lyle School of Engineering    
   Cox School of Business    
 
 Dedman School of Law  
 
 Meadows School of the Arts
 

 Provost (areas within)    
 Venus Long  Dedman College
 214-768-4634  vrlong@smu.edu
   Perkins School of Theology
             
 Jamie Barrett
 Billing, Financial & Labor Reporting, Award Set-Up
 214-768-3838  barrettjd@smu.edu
 Kim Orcutt
 Administrative Assistant
 214-768-2772
 korcutt@smu.edu